A message from The Founders
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
I N M E M O R I A M
Natalie Cole 1950 – 2015
Rudy Pérez, Andy Garcia, Natalie Cole and Desmond Child
On a personal note… we are extremely saddened by the passing of our dear friend and legendary performing artist Natalie Cole. In 2013 at our inaugural LA MUSA AWARDS, Natalie accepted the “Premio Pionero Desi Arnaz” (“Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award”) in honor of her father the great Nat King Cole and performed the timeless ballad “Acércate Más” written by the late Cuban composer Osvaldo Farrés in a touching virtual duet with her father on the screen. Rudy Pérez produced Natalie Cole’s final album En Español which is a tribute to Nat King Cole’s three Spanish language albums which first introduced some of the greatest songs of all time in Latin music to the rest of the world.
Natalie tu siempre serás inolvidable… UNFORGETTABLE
N E W S
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