Celebrated its top Latin songwriters and publishers this evening at the 30th Annual BMI Latin Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Ana Bárbara was named a BMI Icon in honor of her exceptional musical career spanning over 30 years and the influence she’s made on future generations of Latin songwriters. In addition, the BMI Latin Impact Award was presented for the first time at the award show and went to prolific songwriter/producer Edgar Barrera, saluting the contributions he made to the genre with multiple award-winning songs in both Contemporary Latin and Regional Mexican categories. BMI’s Regional Mexican Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year and BMI’s Contemporary Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year were also announced, as well as the top 50 Latin songs of the previous year. The private event was hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin, Jesus Gonzalez.
Featuring: BMI Icon Award Honoree Ana Bárbara, Marla Solis, Edgar Barrera, Tainy, Erika Vidrio, Horacio Palencia, Lupita Infante, Alisun Solis, Michael O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMI, Jesus Gonzalez, Vice President, Creative, Latin, at BMI, and more!