Multiple forms of regional Mexican music and Latin dance music continue to dominate the landscape of U.S. Latin music, as evidenced by Billboard's midyear recaps of the top Latin songwriters and publishers.

This midyear recap of top Latin songwriters was based on performance on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart for the period beginning with the issue dated Dec. 1, 2012, through the June 29 issue. The chart tracks airplay, streaming and digital sales.

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