SESAC Latina has announced that the highly anticipated 2023 SESAC Latina Music Awards will be held on Tuesday, June 27, in Beverly Hills, California. This prestigious event celebrates the achievements of songwriters and publishers and recognizes the most performed songs of the year, including Song of the Year, Publisher of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year in both the Regional Mexican and Pop/Latin Rhythm genres.
This year, two exceptional individuals will receive special recognition. Yahritza Martínez will be honored with the BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER AWARD, highlighting her exceptional talent and contribution to the industry. Federico Vindver will be presented with the PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD, acknowledging his remarkable work as a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The awards ceremony will bring together artists, publishers, and executives from record companies for a night filled with unforgettable performances and celebration of Latin music's finest.
“We love every opportunity to recognize our talented affiliates within the Latin songwriting community and look forward to bringing everyone together for a night of celebration,” said Sam Kling, Chief Creative Officer, SESAC Performing Rights. “The songs and spirit at the SESAC Latina Music Awards always make it a wonderfully special and unique evening.”
“This year, we are so honored to recognize Federico Vindver with the Producer of the Year Award, a Grammy-nominated, one-of-a-kind versatile producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist that has worked with some of the biggest names in music,” said Celeste Zendejas, VP of SESAC Latina. “Additionally, we are thrilled to award Yahritza Martínez with the Breakthrough Songwriter Award, recognizing all she has done in her career at such a young age – she has broken several records not only as an artist but as a songwriter as well.”
Yahritza Martínez, a two-time Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Yakima, Washington, and member of the remarkable sibling trio Yahritza Y Su Esencia, has captivated audiences worldwide with her emotionally charged and poignant lyrics. Her impactful work will be acknowledged with the BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER AWARD. Last year, Yahritza made history as the youngest performer to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 with her debut single, "Soy El Único," a song she wrote entirely on her own, solidifying her status as one of the brightest emerging creative minds.
Receiving the PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD is Federico Vindver, a seven-time Grammy Award winner and highly acclaimed producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vindver has amassed over seven billion streams globally across various platforms and has collaborated with renowned global superstars, including Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Ricky Martin, among others.
SESAC Latina extends a special thank you to City National Bank, Sound Royalties, and Rossi, P.C. for their sponsorship of the 2023 SESAC Latina Music Awards. Additionally, TNT Agency is recognized for their exceptional makeup services provided during the event.