Photo Release -- Carlos Vives and Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 21st Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

2014 BMI Latin Music Awards
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LAS VEGAS, March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, last night announced the songwriters and publishers of Latin music's most-performed songs of the past year on U.S. radio and television at the 21st annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas.

2014 BMI President's Award Recipient

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GRAMMY award and seven-time Latin GRAMMY award-winning Colombian superstar, singer, composer and actor Carlos Vives received the BMI President's Award in recognition of his influential role as one of Latin music's most beloved pioneers. To celebrate, Vives treated attendees to an acoustic performance of a few of his notable hits.

Roberto Tapia/Roberto Tapia Music was honored with BMI Latin Song of the Year for the chart-topping Regional Mexican hit "Mirando El Cielo." Espinoza Paz was awarded BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year for writing five songs that rank among the year's most performed. Espinoza's top contributions include "Amor Express," "Cabecita Dura," "Necesita Un Hombre," "Si Mañana No Me Ves" and "Te Mirabas Más Bonita." With 17 songs among the most performed, Sony/ATV Music Publishing clinched the prestigious BMI Latin Publisher of the Year crown.

The 21st annual BMI Latin Music Awards were hosted by BMI President Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Latin Music Delia Orjuela. BMI represents Latin songwriters based in the U.S. and around the globe through reciprocal agreements with sister societies in the songwriters' home countries.

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For a complete list of 2014 BMI Latin Awards winners, please visit


Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.

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