MIAMI,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–November 19, 2003–BMI today announced the music performing rights organization’s 11th annual Latin Awards will be held March 16 at the Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will be the first time that awards dinner will be held there.
The awards recognize the songwriters and publishers of the most played Latin songs on U.S. radio and television from the company’s repertoire of approximately 4.5 million musical works from around the world. The Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year will be announced during the evening. Winners from previous years have included Estefano, Shakira, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Juanes, Luis Miguel, Juan Luis Guerra and Lupillo Rivera.
According to Diane Almodovar, BMI Assistant VP of Latin Music: “We are very pleased to bring BMI’s premiere Latin music event to San Juan. When we created the awards 11 years ago, we intended to bring them to each of the major U.S. Latin markets. San Juan is certainly one of the most important.”
The black-tie, invitation-only awards have previously been staged in Los Angeles, Miami and San Antonio.
For Press: Pat Baird, BMI/NY
For Awards: Diane J. Almodovar, BMI/Miami