The widespread appeal of SESAC Latina affiliates NICKY JAM and GENTE DE ZONA is clear as the two artists chalked up an impressive eight nominations in the 2016 Latin American Music Awards.
Like its sister program, the long-running American Music Awards, the Latin AMAs winners are selected via online voting from fans.
A multi-award winning pioneer of Latin urban music and prolific creator of #1 hits, NICKY JAM is a finalist in five categories:
- Artist of the Year
- Single of the Year, “Hasta el Amanecer” (“Until Dawn”)
- Favorite Collaboration “Te Busco” (I Look For You) ft. Cosculluela
- Favorite Urban Artist
- Favorite Song, “Hasta el Amanecer”
Meanwhile, the explosive Cuban duo GENTE DE ZONA is nominated for:
- Favorite Tropical Song, “Traidora” (Treasonous Woman) ft. Marc Anthony
- Favorite Tropical Album “Visualízate” (Visualize Yourself)
- Favorite Tropical Artist
As composers and performers, NICKY JAM and GENTE DE ZONA are doing everything right, dominating the upper reaches of the Billboard charts and touring to sold-out venues in the Americas and Europe.
GENTE DE ZONA is also confirmed as a performer for this gala ceremony, which is to take place Thursday, October 6, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It will be telecast internationally in real-time on Telemundo, which is also producing the event.
SESAC is a music rights organization that serves both the creators of music and music users through music licensing services and the use of information technology and data science to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC’s performing rights subsidiary is the second oldest and most progressive PRO in the U.S., the only PRO to pay monthly radio royalties, and was the first PRO to pay songwriters and publishers for live performances in venues of any size. Its affiliate roster continues to grow, with recent signings such as Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Green Day, Kesha, Charli XCX and Nikki Sixx joining stalwarts Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum and the Kurt Cobain catalog.
The acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization, positions SESAC as the ONLY rights organization in the United States, with the ability to offer singular licenses for the works for its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights. This allows SESAC to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. SESAC’sRumblefish subsidiary is a leader in music micro-licensing, network monetization on platforms such as YouTube and license verification utilizing its patented RadKey technology. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London.
In addition, SESAC Latina represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Nicky Jam, Gente De Zona, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, América Sierra, among many others. SESAC, founded in 1930, was the first performing rights organization to create a Latin music-focused division. www.sesaclatina.com