Desmond Child (LSHOF Co-Founder and Chairman)

Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most accomplished hitmakers. He is also a film/television producer, recording artist, performer and motivational speaker. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning five decades, 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,” “Waking Up In Vegas.” From Aerosmith to Zedd, his genre-defying collaborations include Bon Jovi, KISS, Cher,Barbra Streisand, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Christina Aguilera, Sia, Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog, selling over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions. He also achieved his life-long dream of working with Barbra Streisand writing the words and music to “LADY LIBERTY” performed by Barbra on her new album Walls. He has recently completed his upcoming autobiography LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz. Desmond has also been touring his new show “An Evening With Desmond Child” directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Desmond 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 2018 he received ASCAP’s prestigious Founders Award celebrating 40 years as a proud member of ASCAP. Along with songwriter/producer Rudy Pérez he co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame where he is Chairman/CEO. www.DesmondChild.com

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.