Renowned Mexican composer Mauricio Arriaga has signed with SESAC Latina to represent the public performing rights of his songs.
“We couldn’t be more excited to sign Mauricio Arriaga to our incredible roster of affiliates,” says Celeste Zendejas, Director, SESAC Latina.Â “Mauricio is a truly gifted writer, musician, arranger and producer with an impressive body of work.Â We are honored to have him in theSESAC family.”
The acclaimed producer, and composer says he feels “practically married” to the songs that define him as the go-to songwriter for telenovelas on Televisa in Mexico and UnivisiÃ³n in the U.S., and that his decision to join SESAC Latina is based on his need to open up more “possibilities” for his songs, independent of their original narrative context.
“The producer is the one who tells the story of his novela, and we translate it into a song,” Mauricio L. Arriaga notes. “Emotionally, it takes us in. At first, we paid close attention to the plot. Now, with more experience, we can take the novela into a more general scope, where people can identify with the song even if they haven’t seen the soap opera.”
He adds that this approach “has allowed us direct the songs towards two spheres: radio and TV.”
Among his music-industry peers, Mauricio Arriaga is respected as a producer, arranger, vocal coach, composer, sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic and electric bass, mandolin, drums and piano. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
This year, he’s nominated in the 2015 Latin GRAMMYÂ® for Best Regional Mexican Song, with his composition “Todo Tuyo” (All Yours), performed by Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz LizÃ¡rraga.
He’s especially proud of his influence in placing Regional Mexican songs in Televisa-produced novelas. These novelas are broadcast in many countries “where music from Mexico is well-received and is making an impact, especially in the United States,” he observes.
His songwriting contributions, created in collaboration with his business partner and fellow songwriter Jorge Eduardo MurguÃa, can be heard on such telenovelas as Yo No Creo en los Hombres (I Don’t Believe in Men) and Antes Muerta que Lichita (Better Off Dead Than Being Lichita), which is being aired on UnivisiÃ³n in the United States. Coming soon is the novela Amor de Barrio, which features the team’s title track performed by JuliÃ³n Ãlvarez.
The creative work of Mauricio Arriaga also encompasses the novelas’ intro music and all of the incidental music, a total of 25-30 segments per hour-long episode.
Over 20 of his compositions have been nominated or winners of awards for telenovela music, including at the 2015 Premios Juventud in the U.S. and the 2015 Premios TVyNovelas in Mexico. His songs have been performed by such greats as Calibre 50, Intocable, Fonseca, Banda El Recodo and Diana Reyes.
Furthermore, he’s working on albums by Natalia Lafourcade, Kalimba, RBD, David Bisbal, Pablo Montero, Belinda, Kabah, Alexander Acha, Mijares, Ninel Conde, Maite Perroni and many more.
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