Outside of Miami: BMI Hosted “How I Wrote that Song” with Rising Bachata Artists.
New York – BMI, the performing rights organization, presented “How I Wrote That Song,” on May 25 in New York City at the 809 Lounge. The event, moderated by BMI Vice President, Latin Music Delia Orjuela, and BMI Senior Director, Latin Writer/Publisher Relations Porfirio Piña, focused on the process of songwriting and the stories behind a slew of chart-topping Bachata songs.
Attendees were treated to anecdotes and advice from a coterie of top-tier singer/songwriters including J’Martin, who touched on blending melodies to create his smash “Intentalo,” and 24 Horas, who reminisced about topping the Billboard Latin Tropical chart with “No Puedo Creer.” Bachata’s newest star, Yunel Cruz, explained the inspiration behind “Dominicanita,” and Loisaidas reflected on how a unique blend of jazz, hip-hop and bachata spawned their single “No Me Dejas.” Also special guests Zol y Luna wowed the audience with a performance that showcased their ability to infuse bachata with hints of pop and r & b sounds.
Outside Miami : Emerging Artist Carla Morrison at SXSW in Texas
South by Southwest , Austin,Texas is an opportunity for new and independent artists to showcase their talent with hopes of signing a record deal or simply to gain a new audience in the United States. And Mexican singer Carla Morrison, who performed at one of BMI’s showcase, is no exception.
“This is my first time at the festival and it has been a great experience. The people have been very receptive”, says Morrison. Her music folk alternative rock is inspired from the music of the 50s and 60s. Morrison studied music for a short period of time in Arizona before returning to her native Mexico to record her solo album Aprendiendo A Aprender. She quickly gained interest from Julieta Venegas and Natalia LaFourcade. LaFourcade, produced Morrison’s latest EP Mientras Tú Dormías.
While she has gained success in her native Mexico, she chooses to remain an independent artist. “Some labels treat artists like objects rather than artists. Independent artists have more control of their music and career.” For now, Carla Morrison is doing what she does best, performing and recording.
With her unique style and sweet melodic voice, expect to hear more from this emerging artist. Check out her video “Yo Sigo Aqui.”
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