SESAC Latina affiliate and Guatemala native Gaby Moreno is to perform at the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which take place September 17 at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.
This event, presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, is hosted by the legendary singer and actress Rita Moreno. It will honor such icons as the movie director Robert RodrÃguez, trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro MartÃnez. Attendees also include influential personalities from U.S. politics, science and business.
JosÃ© Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation, says, “We’re very pleased with this outstanding lineup that’s being directed by the incomparable Rita Moreno.” He added that “the evening will certainly be entertaining, meaningful and inspirational.”
The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony will broadcast nationwide October 9 on PBS.
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.Â 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.Â The acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization, positions SESAC as the ONLY might 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’s Rumblefish 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, MiamiÂ and London. In addition, SESAC LatinaÂ represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Nicky Jam, Gente D’ Zona, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, Fonseca, AmÃ©rica Sierra, among many others.Â SESAC, founded in 1930, was the first performing rights organization to create a Latin music-focused division.www.sesaclatina.com