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Former BMI executive Ian Holder has joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Vice President, Creative, reporting SVP, Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina. In his 10 years as Director of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI, his signings included Frank Ocean, Post Malone, Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd and The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production team. He previously worked in Columbia Records’ A&R Department.
At the BMI Latin Awards, UMPG writer J. Balvin took the BMI Latin Contemporary Song of the Year trophy for "Ginza." After posing for the above photo, the following people penned the heartrending "Canciòn de Jody": UMPG EVP of Latin Music Alexandra Lioutikoff, J. Balvin, UMPG Managing Director of Mexico and Central America Yadira Moreno and VP of Latin Music Ana Rosa Santiago.
UMPG writers also scored at the El Premio ASCAP Awards, where Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Feid, Mosty, Miki La Sensa, Alexis Estiz & Alberto Slezynger and Adrián Pieragostino took multiple honors.
Sony/ATV Co-Prexy Danny Strick congratulates his team for winning Publisher of the Year at the BMI Latin Music Awards and scooping up 14 individual performance awards. Writers José “Gocho” Torres and Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez earned the BMI Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year honors as well. Seen just before Strick requested that someone compose a “pubcocorrido” about him are (l-r) BMI’s Phillip R. Graham, Sony/ATV VP Biz Dev Veronica Vaccarezza, Strick, BMI CEO/Prez Mike O’Neill, Sony/ATV President Latin America & U.S. Latin Jorge Mejia, Director of Admin Aireen Hevia, Coordinator Synch & Creative Yendi Rodriguez, VP Synch & New Biz Amy Roland and BMI VP of Latin Music Delia Orjuela.