Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame ‘Masterclass’ Scribes Talk Writing for Latin Superstars


Billboard Original Article | By Justino Aguila

Their names may not be as widely recognized as Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana, but their lyrics and songs have been heard around the globe. The songwriters featured at the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s “Masterclass in the Round” have written some of the most iconic compositions and are rock stars in their own right.

Uforia Music Fest Brings Together Latin & Hip-Hop in L.A.

Three of these veteran songwriters — Aureo Baqueiro, Claudia Brant and KC Porter — took to the stage at the L.A. Live Grammy Museum on Thursday to tell the stories behind some of their signature hits, how the writing process works for them and what it takes to be creative in a competitive field.

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Jen Carlos Canela to Receive Award at LSHOF Gala

Jen Carlos Canela to Receive Award at LSHOF Gala

To be presented with “La Musa 2014 Conquistador Award”

Style Magazine Original Article Lisa Valadez

MIAMI, FL – Renowned singer/songwriter and actor Jencarlos Canela will receive the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame “La Musa 2014 Conquistador Award” at the LA MUSA AWARDS on October 18 in Miami Beach. Canela is currently promoting his new album, “JeN”, and preparing to star in Univision’s new reality TV show “Va Por Ti.” The multi-talented performer is also finalizing details for his next concert tour scheduled to begin before the end of the year. Last year’s “La Musa 2013 Conquistador Award” honoree was multi-Grammy-winning recording artist and visionary producer Draco Rosa

The Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame LA MUSA AWARDS will be held on October 18, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. Tickets for the event can be obtained through LSHOF’s official page: http://www.latinsonghall.com

This year, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, will induct four of the most influential internationally acclaimed performing songwriters, lyricists and composers in Latin music:

Gloria Estefan (Cuba) * Omar Alfanno (Panama)

Lolita De La Colina (México) * Rafael Pérez Botija (Spain)

The LA MUSA AWARDS will recognize these legendary music creators and their unforgettable songs written in Spanish and Portuguese as well as feature moving tributes and musical performances by some of the industry’s most important talents. Additional special honorees and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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LA MUSA AWARDS Tickets On Sale Now

CoverArtAdThe Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2nd Annual Induction Gala is Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (Miami Florida).

Tickets and the Event Program Congratulatory Ads are on sale now.

Celebrate and honor the world’s greatest Latin music creators, their unforgettable songs and help develop future generations of songwriters through our workshops, showcases and scholarships.

Click here to download the full invitation. or visit the website for more info: http://www.latinsonghall.org.

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MASTERCLASS IN THE ROUND at LA Live (Grammy Museum) – August 21st, 2014


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With world-renowned, award winning professionals:

Grammy Award winning producer for Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ricky Martin, Toni Braxton, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson…

Latin Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter for Carlos Santana, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Ricky Martin, Michael Bublé, Fantasia, Il Volo, 5th Harmony, John Legend…

Latin Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and multiple Grammy & Billboard Awards nominee who has worked with Benny Ibarra, Rodrigo Dávila, Pambo, Alejandro Fernández…

With special guests Desmond Child & Rudy Pérez

MASTERCLASS IN THE ROUND at LA Live (Grammy Museum) 7:30 – 9:00pm
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Admission $20 • City Parking Nearby

For financial help with admission fee contact: gisela@latinsonghall.org

800 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, California 90015


Doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in person at the Museum Box Office or online. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6803).

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Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Reveal How to Write the Perfect Song

Original Article: Sonic Bids – Rachel Bailey – May 29, 2014 9:30:00 AM DCNewHeadshot

Part of the mythos of the music industry is the Cinderella story. You know the one: someone comes along and plucks an artist from obscurity, whisking them away to the life they dream of.

Hey, it happened to Justin Bieber — from YouTube crooner to multi-platinum artist almost overnight — so why not you? That’s what the Songwriters Hall of Fame is aiming to accomplish for a deserving Sonicbids artist with this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition. Both amateur and professional songwriters are invited to enter to win an exclusive Universal Music Publishing Group contract, two tickets to the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala, and recognition from the stage in front of the industry’s most powerful star makers from music publishing, record companies, producers, managers and songwriters representatives. In addition, four second place winners will receive a one-hour creative and career mentoring session with a legendary songwriter who has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among other spoils.

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