Outside of Miami: BMI Hosted "How I Wrote that Song" with Rising Bachata Artists.

J’Martin; Loisaidas’ Isaiah Parker and Aquiles Nunez; 24 Horas’ Joell, Mickey and Jiory; and Yunel Cruz

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.


Universal Music Latin Entertainment recording artists 24 Horas

Yunel Cruz

Loisaidas pause for a photo at the BMI “How I Wrote That Song”


Loisaidas’ Aquiles Nunez; 24 Horas’ Mickey and Joell; J’Martin; and 24 Horas’ Jiory.

Singer/songwriter J’Martin at the BMI “How I Wrote That Song”

Zol y Luna perform onstage



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