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Panelists to include J’Martin, 24 Horas, Yunel Cruz, and Loisaidas;

Zol y Luna to perform


WHO: J’Martin, 24 Horas, Yunel Cruz, Loisaidas and Zol y Luna brought together by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing right organization representing more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.


WHAT: “How I Wrote That Song,” a panel discussion on the process of songwriting and the stories behind your favorite Bachata songs including “No Me Dejes” (Loisaidas), “Aprende a Ser Infiel” (J’Martin), “No Puedo Creer” (24 Horas), and “Dominicanita” (Yunel Cruz). The panel will be moderated by Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Latin Music and Porfirio Piña, BMI Senior Director, Latin Writer/Publisher Relations. Zol y Luna to perform


WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Press interested in attending should RSVP to jwalker@bmi.com.


WHERE: 809 Lounge – 112 Dyckman Street, NY, NY


EXPECTED:  Yunel Cruz: Don’t let Yunel Cruz’s youthful appearance fool you –he’s no music industry novice. Reared by a well-known percussionist father and exposed to such Latin music heavyweights as Juan Luis Guerra and Frankie Negron, Cruz is set to be urban Bachata’s newest star with his hit “Dominicanita.”



24 Horas: Dominican trio 24 Horas are leading the pack of new generation Bachata artists with their single, “No Puedo Creer,” reaching the #1 spot on the Billboard Latin Tropical chart. They’ve already opened for Enrique Iglesias at Madison Square Garden and are garnering more fans with their full-length studio album Los Inolvidables. http://grupo24horas.com


Loisaidas: Songwriter and vocalist Aquiles Nuñez and long-time friend producer Isaiah Parker work to transform Latin music into a unique tapestry of Bachata, jazz, hip-hop and r&b. Their single “No Me Dejes” spent more than 20 weeks on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart and the Miami Heraldstates, “…Loisaidas will prove their power.” http://www.loisaidas.net/


J’Martin: Blending Bachata melodies with a hint of r&b has made J’Martin a standout in the Latin music community. His solo debut, Para Ti, spawned the single “Intentalo,” which spent 27 weeks on the Billboard Latin Tropical chart and earned him a legion of fans and adulation. http://jmartinmusic.com/


Zol y Luna: Formed in New York City in 2009, Zol y Luna consists of Arnaldo Batista, Ronal Vivas, Bryan Martinez and Karlos Oka. Their sound, a blend of Merengue, Bachata, and salsa, infuses pop and r&b, creating an addictively melodious treat. http://zolyluna.com


Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts during the past year, accounting for almost two-thirds of the Grammy Awards and dominating other key awards and honors presentations across all genres of music.



Jamil Walker – BMI

212-220-3143; jwalker@bmi.com

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