The 2020 ASCAP Latin Awards winners were announced a little differently this time around with names of the big winners announced online today (July 7) sans an in-person ceremony.
The winners of this year’s awards include Bad Bunny, who is named songwriter of the year, Romeo Santos who took the songwriter/artist of the year and Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma” feat. Snow, which received the song of the year award.
Meanwhile, Universal Music Publishing Group is awarded with publisher of the year and the independent publisher of the year goes to Kobalt Songs Music Publishing. The full list of winners can be found here.
To celebrate the winners and honorees of this year’s awards, ASCAP kicks off today one-of-a-kind three-day virtual event with the roll out of exclusive photos and videos of artists, songwriters, producers and publishers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook until July 9.
Additionally, ASCAP will present fireside chats with Alexandra Lioutikoff, president Latin America and US Latin of Universal Music Publishing Group and Billboard’s Leila Cobo. And, Grammy-winning, two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Claudia Brant will join Loren Medina, owner of Guerrera Marketing & PR, for a discussion about Brant’s life and career in music. The conversations can be streamed here on July 9.
“Latin music – your music – is some of the most popular music in the world,” said Paul Williams, ASCAP chairman of the board and president, in a message via YouTube. “That’s because its rhythms, passion, honesty and deep love for both tradition and transcending borders speaks to all of us – no matter what language we speak.”