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Saludos! Last year was absolutely extraordinary for the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Our induction gala LA MUSA AWARDS last October 18th at the Fillmore Miami Beach Theater was our best ever and we are looking forward to another exciting year for us in 2016. We are thrilled to report to you that our 2016 Nominating Committee met on December 18th at Larios On The Beach and was generously hosted by our 2015 Leyenda En Vida Award recipient and esteemed Inductee Emilio Estefan. The 2016 line-up of nominees is spectacular and will be announced at our annual Nominee Announcement Press Conference on at 5:30pm on Jan 28th followed by our Masterclass In The Round from 7pm to 9pm (Location TBA).

The Nominating Committee is an annual rotating panel of industry professionals that includes songwriters, producers, engineers, performing artists, musicians, record company executives, publishers, performing rights organization (PRO) representatives, Latin music historians, scholars and critics who select the 24 nominees from lists of hundreds of worthy candidates.

Immediately upon the announcement of the the final 24 Nominees, the voting period will commence for LSHOF members to choose 3 songwriters from a ballot of 12 performing songwriters and 3 songwriters from a ballot of 12 non-performing songwriters (6 Total). The vote will close at midnight on Monday April 11th. The final list of the final 6 Inductees will be announced in early June and everything will gear up to the 2016 LA MUSA AWARDS which will be held in October in Miami Beach.

Register here for a free membership which includes voting privileges.

Un fuerte abrazo para todos y un Feliz Año Nuevo en 2016!

Desmond & Rudy

Desmond Child, Chairman/CEO
Rudy Pérez, President
Betsy Pérez, Executive Director

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Gato Barbier 1932 – 2016


Gato Barbieri, a saxophonist whose highly emotional playing helped expand the audience for Latin jazz, and whose score for the film “Last Tango in Paris” won a Grammy Award, died on Saturday in New York. He was 83. His death was confirmed by Jordy Freed, the vice president of marketing and communications for the Blue Note Entertainment Group, parent company of the Blue Note nightclub in Greenwich Village, where Mr. Barbieri often performed. Mr. Barbieri’s wife, Laura, told The Associated Press that the cause was pneumonia.

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