SESAC Latina Affiliate Mauricio L. Arriaga Honored At The 2018 monitorLATINO Radio Awards
On August 8, the music-trade publication monitorLATINO presented its annual Radio Awards in Mexico City as part of its influential Digital Summit.
During the awards ceremony, SESAC Latina affiliate Mauricio L. Arriaga was honored with the prestigious ¡Gran Maestro! award for his legacy of artistic contributions. He is one of the youngest recipients of this honor.
This composer, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting but launched his professional music career in 1999. Since then, he has worked on hit albums from Calibre 50, Intocable, Alejandro Fernández, RBD, Thalía, Luis Fonsi, Natalia Lafourcade and Pepe Aguilar, among many others.
His composition “Todo Tuyo,” performed by Banda El Recodo, won the 2015 Latin GRAMMY® for Best Regional Mexican Song. In addition, two of his compositions were included on Latin GRAMMY®-nominated albums in 2017.
A prolific composer of theme songs and incidental pieces for telenovelas, he has played a major role in promoting Regional Mexican music on these programs, with his work being featured in such novelas as Antes Muerta Que Lichita, Yo No Creo En Los Hombres and Amor de Barrio.
SESAC Latina congratulates Mauricio L. Arriaga, an artist who outdoes himself year after year, for this career-spanning accolade!
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SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration.
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 includes Adele, Zac Brown, George Clinton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Kings of Leon, Randy Newman, R.E.M., the Kurt Cobain estate and many more. In addition, SESAC Latina represents such prestigious artists as Nicky Jam, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, and América Sierra, among many others. SESAC, founded in 1930, was the first performing rights organization to create a Latin music-focused division.
SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) in 2015 accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, HFA’s administrative service business unit adopted the Rumblefish brand of its sister company. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps.
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