Luciano Luna Wins SESAC Latina Composer Of The Year, Dulce Maria Music Takes Publisher Prize

SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers and publishers were honored for the top-performing tracks of 2013 and awards were also given out to writers and publishers of the tracks that have hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the last 12 months.

The composer of the year honor went to prolific Mexican writer Luciano Luna, for tracks recorded by the likes of Noel Torres (“Adivina” and “Me Interesa” ), Hermanos Vega (“Me Gustabas”) and Banda El Recodo (“Vas a Llorar Por mi”), among others.

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Song of the year went to “Y Te Vas,” performed by Banda Carnaval, written by Alfonso Flores Arocha and Edén Muñoz and published by Universal Tunes and Dulce María Music.

Indie Dulce María Music also won publisher of the year thanks to a catalog of songs recorded by the likes of Carnaval and Calibre 50, among other regional Mexican groups. 

Performers for the evening included Mexican crooner Yahir, Latin Grammy best new artist winner Gaby Moreno and DJ ensemble 3BallMTY together with collaborating pals América Sierra and El Bebeto.

SESAC Latina awards were given to the top writers in the radio performance category, in all genres, as well as to the composers of the eight SESAC tracks that hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the past year, including Luna, Edén Múnoz (singer of Calibre 50) and J Balvin for his current No. 1 hit “6 AM.”

Recurrent Radio Performance Awards went to “Echa Pa’llá (Manos Pa’rriba),” recorded by Pitbull and featuring Papayo and co-written by Manuel "Papayo" Corao and Leo Brooks; “Finally Found You,” recorded by Enrique Iglesias and co-written by Jacob Elisha Luttrell; and PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”

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The TV award, for performance of a track on television, went to América Sierra for her song “Porque el Amor Manda,” used as the theme of the Univision soap opera of the same name.

Finally, the winner of the YouTube Music Performance Awards, which was first given to PSY last year for views garnered by the video of his hit  “Gangnam Style,” was Rayito for “La Noche de los 2,” performed by Daddy Yankee and featuring Natalia Jiménez, and América Sierra for “Mi Bello Angel,” recorded by Los Primos MX. 

 

SESAC LATINA AWARDS LIST

1)Songwriter of the Year: Luciano Luna 

2)Publisher of the Year: Dulce Maria Music 

3)Song of the Year: “Y Te Vas” – Banda Carnaval 

                            Writers: Alfonso Flores Arocha, Edén Muñoz 

                            Publishers: Universal Tunes, Dulce Maria Music  

 

Radio Performance Awards:  

1) Y Te Vas” – Banda Carnaval 

                            Writers: Alfonso Flores Arocha, Edén Muñoz 

                            Publishers: Universal Tunes, Dulce Maria Music  

 

2) “Y Ahora Resulta” – Voz de Mando                            Writer: Alma Rosario

                            Publishers: Greatest Hits ARPA, International Matanga Music

 

3) “Te Amo (Para Siempre)” – Intocable   

       Writer: Ricardo Muñoz 

                            Publisher: Good i Intocable Publishing 

 

4) “Adivina” – Noel Torres   

                            Writer: Luciano Luna 

                            Publishers: Del New Music, Gerencia 360 Publisher           

                                                       

5) “Me Gustabas” – Hermanos Vega Jr.  

                            Writer: Luciano Luna 

                            Publisher: Trebol Musical Corp   

 

6) “Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” – Calibre 50  

                            Writer: Edén Muñoz

                          Publisher: Dulce Maria Music  

 

7) “Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos                              

Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos

                            Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing 

 

8) “La Fory Fay” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda   

                            Writer: César Estrada Moreno 

                            Publishers: KALJA Publishing 


9) “Me Interesas” – Noel Torres                             

Writer: Luciano Luna 

                            Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher 

 

10) “Tu No Tienes La Culpa” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda   

                            Writer: José Luis Zarate 

                            Publishers: KALJA Publishing, Trebol Musical Corp    

 

11) “Todo Y Nada” – Los Canarios de Michoacán   

                            Writer: Alex Rodríguez 

                            Publishers: Divine Songs Publishing, Editora De Ideas

 

12) “Mi Razón De Ser” – Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga    

                            Writer: Cisneros  

                            Publishers: 0513 Music, Ferca Songs 

 

13) “Aquí Estoy” – Calibre 50   

Writers: Armando Ramos, Martín López, 

             Edén Muñoz

                            Publisher: Dulce Maria Music 

 

14) “Vas A Llorar Por Mi” – Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga    

                            Writers: Luciano Luna, Miguel Ángel Romero 

                            Publishers: Alvani Music Publishing, Greatest Hits ARPA, Editorial LGA 

 

 15) “El Coco No” – Roberto Junior y Su Bandeño   

                            Writers: Marcos Lorenzo Guzmán, Ricardo Orrantia 

                                       Martínez 

                            Publisher: Ferca Songs  

 

  16) “Borracho De Amor” – Los Buitres de Culiacán    

                            Writer: Socorro Velasco  

                            Publisher: AMGMEZA Publishing  

 

  17) “Vaciando Botellas” – Fidel Rueda    

                            Writer: Elvia Elisa Celis 

                            Publishers: Best Music Hit Publishing, Songs of Versatil Music  

 

  18) “El Bueno Y El Malo” – Colmillo Norteño ft. Banda Tierra Sagrada    

                            Writer: Arturo Valdez 

                            Publisher: Trebol Musical Corp   

 

  19) “Mi Bello Ángel” – Los Primos MX    

                            Writer: América Sierra

                            Publishers: Latin Power Copyright Inc., Editora de Ideas   

 

  20) “Me He Dado Cuenta” – Martín Castillo    

                            Writers: Luis Del Villar, Omar Valenzuela  

                            Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher   

 

  21) “La Doble Cara” – Banda Carnaval    

                            Writers: Rafael Becerra, Armando Ramos

                            Publisher: Dulce Maria Music 

 

  22) “Porque El Amor Manda” – América Sierra   

                            Writer: América Sierra

                            Publisher: Latin Power Copyright Inc 

 

  23) “Un Animal” – Los Canarios de Michoacán    

                            Writer: Raúl Nava, Ignacio Antonio Caldera Gastelum  

                            Publishers: Editora De Ideas, Best Music Hit Publishing 

 

  24) “Nos Acostumbramos” – Los Horóscopos de Durango    

                            Writers: América Sierra, Luciano Luna 

                            Publishers: Editora de Ideas, Ferca Songs 

 

  25) “La Noche De Los 2” – Daddy Yankee Ft. Natalia Jiménez   

 

                            Writer: Rayito

                            Publisher: EMI Foray Music   

 

  26) “Yo Te Lo Dije” – J Balvin    

                            Writer: J Balvin

                            Publisher: Universal Tunes  

 

 

  27) “Único” – Joey Montana   

                            Writer: Joey Montana

                            Publishers: Flow Con Clase Publishing [self-published for Joey], EMI  

                                            Foray Music    

 

  28) “Te Gusta” – Grupo Treo Ft. Elijah King   

 

                            Writers: Danny Daniel Díaz, Jesús Antonio Rondón, 

          David Tome Da Silva 

                            Publishers: Sony/ATV Sinfonia, Treo Productions, Songs of Tome

Publishing

 

  29) “Casi Perfecto” – El Dasa   

                            Writer: Iloane Rico 

                            Publishers: Sonoro House of Music, Best Music Hit Publishing    

 

  30) “Scream & Shout” – Will.I.Am Ft. Britney Spears [

                            Writer: Jaylien Wesley

                            Publisher: Jada Loves Daddys Musik]    

 

  31) “I Love It” – Jencarlos Canela

                            Writer: Jencarlos Canela

                            Publisher: JenC Music Publishing

 

  32) “Nos Faltó Hablar” – Intocable 

                            Writer: Ricardo Muñoz

                            Publisher: Good i Intocable Publishing

 

Recurrent Radio Performance Award:

 

1)“Echa Pa’llá (Manos Pa’rriba)” – Pitbull ft. Papayo                            

Writers: Manuel “Papayo” Corao, Leo Brooks

Publishers: [in dispute. We won’t award the publishers]

2)“Finally Found You” – Enrique Iglesias

                            Writer: Jacob Elisha Luttrell

                            Publishers: LSLX Music [self-published for Jacob], Artist Publishing 

                            Group East

   3) “Gangnam Style” – PSY 

                             Writer: Park Jae-Sang

                                    Publisher: Universal Tunes

TV Award:

 

1)“Porque El Amor Manda” – América Sierra

Theme song of Univision’s “Porque El Amor Manda”     

                            Writer:  América Sierra

                            Publisher: Latin Power Copyright Inc 

 

 

#1 Awards:

 

1)“Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” – Calibre 50 

Writer: Edén Muñoz

                   Publisher: Dulce Maria Music

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   11/02/2013  (3 weeks)

 

2)“Me Interesas” – Noel Torres 

Writer: Luciano Luna  

 Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher 

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   12/14/2013  (1 week)

 

3)“Vas A Llorar Por Mi” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga  

Writers: Luciano Luna, Miguel Ángel Romero

                     Publishers: Alvani Music Publishing, Greatest Hits ARPA, Editorial LGA 

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   11/23/2013  (9 non-consecutive weeks)

 

4)“Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos

Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos

Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing 

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   12/28/2013  (1 week)

 

5)“Odio” – Romeo Santos Ft. Drake

Writers: Rico Love, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy

Publishers: Rico Love Is Still A Rapper [self-published for Rico], E Hood  

66 Music [self-published for Earl], Grandmas Boy [self-published for  

Eric], EMI Foray Music, W B M Music Corp.  

⎫#1 on Hot Latin Songs    02/15/2014  

⎫#1 on Latin Airplay    02/15/2014 

⎫#1 on Latin Streaming Songs   02/15/2014 

⎫#1 on Latin Pop Airplay  04/09/2014

⎫#1 on Tropical Airplay 5/10/2014

 

6)“Hermosa Experiencia” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga 

Writer: Cisneros

Publisher: 0513 Music 

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   03/01/2014 

 

7)“Te Hubieras Ido Antes” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda

Writer: Luciano Luna

Publisher: KALJA Publishing 

⎫#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   03/29/2014  (6 weeks) 

 

8)“6 A.M.” – J Balvin ft. Farruko 

Writers: J Balvin, Carlos Eduardo Contreras 

Publisher: Universal Tunes 

⎫#1 on Tropical Airplay   04/19/2014 (2 weeks)

⎫#1 on Latin Airplay        05/24/2014

 

 

 

SESAC Latina YouTube Music Performance Awards:

 

1)“La Noche De Los 2” – Daddy Yankee Ft. Natalia Jiménez   

                            Writer: Rayito 

                            Publisher: EMI Foray Music   

 

2)“Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos  

Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos

Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing 

 

3) “Mi Bello Ángel” – Los Primos MX    

                            Writer: América Sierra

                            Publishers: Latin Power Copyright Inc., Editora de Ideas