Indie publisher Hip Latin Music has signed a deal to administer two high profile catalogs in Mexico. One is the urban/regional Mexican duo Akwid, made up of brothers Sergio and Francisco Gomez and considered one of the leading urban regional acts in the marketplace; the other is for Del Melodies, the publishing company of regional Mexican indie label Del Records.
The deal includes the catalog of up and coming regional Mexican act Gerardo Ortiz, one of the top selling new acts on the Billboard charts. Del Record's catalog also includes Noel Torres, Goyo Gastelum and Regulo Cano who are all signed to the company's publishing arm as well.
Hip Latin Music is owned by Hugo Gonzalez, who was formerly with SESAC Latin and with Univision Music Publishing. The company, which Gonzalez describes as a "boutique" publisher, is devoted mostly to regional Mexican catalog and also administers the catalogs of Marco Antonio Solis, Kinto Sol and Alacranes Musical.