Desmond Child (LSHOF Co-Founder and Chairman)

Desmond Child has written more than eighty Top 40 hits, including “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Dude Looks Like A Lady”, “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and “Waking Up In Vegas.” From Aerosmith to ZEDD his collaborations also include Bon Jovi, KISS, Joan Jett, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Sia and Katy Perry, selling over 500 million records worldwide as well as downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays already in the billions. His autobiography LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2018. Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and serves on its Board Of Directors as well as the Board of ASCAP. In 2012 he co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame and serves as its Chairman/CEO.

Rudy Peréz (LSHOF Co-Founder and President)

Rudy Peréz, International Songwriter, Producer. During the last 30 years, he has composed over 1,000 songs with over 300 of them having been #1 or top ten hits. He has written and produced tracks for artists including Beyonce, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, IL Divo, Michael Bolton, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Cyndi Lauper, Roberto Carlos, Los Temerarios, Juan Gabriel, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Luis Fonsi and Natalie Cole among many others. He is the first Latin record producer to win the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Producer of the Year for four consecutive years. Perez has also been awarded ASCAP’s Songwriter of The Year 5 times. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named Rudy “Producer of The Decade” for having more # 1 and Top Ten Hits chart from 2000 to 2010, more than any other Latin Producer in their history. Perez has received over 400 gold and platinum album awards, and his works have been nominated for 19 Grammy Awards, with five wins.