MIAMI, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing was named ASCAP Latin Music Publisher of the Year for the ninth consecutive year and Sony/ATV songwriter Tito el Bambino won the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award at the 19th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards held on March 24 in Miami Beach, FL.
"Being recognized as ASCAP Latin Publisher of the Year for the past nine years is an incredible achievement," said Jorge Mejia, Senior Vice President, Latin America & US Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "We congratulate our Sony/ATV songwriters as well as all songwriters celebrated last evening. We thank them for their songs which are the building blocks of our music industry."
The black tie gala honored the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs in Latin Music of 2010. Sony/ATV had a total of 29 ASCAP charting songs in 2010 and 13 Sony/ATV songwriters received ASCAP Latin Music Awards including Enrique Iglesias, Mario Domm (Camila), Cristina Barba, Emile Kojide, Eugene Victor Doo Belley, Jean Ze Bella, Los Mambo Kingz (Wilmer & Xavier Semper), Maria Bernal, Rafael Pina, Rafael Esparza-Ruiz, Roy Tavare and Wise.
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing is one of the world's largest music catalogues and owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such legendary artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Ricardo Arjona, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Oasis, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Little Richard, Richie Sambora, Savage Garden, Hank Williams, Wyclef Jean and Diane Warren, among others. Its growing current roster of chart-topping artists includes Akon, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Kenny Chesney, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Luis Fonsi, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Jessie J, Maxwell, John Mayer, Mike Posner, Paulina Rubio, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Tito El Bambino and KT Tunstall.
SOURCE Sony/ATV Music Publishing