Tito 'El Bambino,' Sony/ATV Win Big at ASCAP Awards
Tito "El Bambino" was named songwriter of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on March 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Miami Beach. The awards honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most-performed songs in Latin music in 2010. The song of the year award went to Aventura's "Dile Al Amor," penned by group member Anthony "Romeo" Santos. Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing picked up publisher of the year, while Pacific Latin Copyright and Tito el Patron Publishing shared honors for independent publisher of the year. ASCAP also honored Alejandro Sanz with its Latin Heritage Award.
Billboard En Concierto Returns In April
Billboard, Telemundo and Cardenas Marketing Network are partnering again for the second annual Latin music concert series "Billboard en Concierto," presented by State Farm in association with Western Union and AT&T and produced by CMN. The seven-city concert series (April 3-15) will feature performances by two finalists for the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards: Mexican rock band Camila and tropical music star Tito "El Bambino." Camila will play shows in New York, Houston, Dallas and Miami, while Tito "El Bambino" will perform in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets will be available for free exclusively through the sponsors, Telemundo and local radio stations in each market. Telemundo will air the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, on April 28 live from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. For concert dates and more information about securing tickets, go to billboardenconcierto.com.