BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to present its signature panel “How I Wrote That Song®” at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week at the Faena Forum in Miami on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The panelists will include an all-female roster featuring Latin GRAMMY award-winning songstress Ana Bárbara, up-and-coming Mexican sensation Ivonne Galaz, Latin GRAMMY-nominated rising star Lupita Infante and one of Billboard’s “Latin Artists to Watch” Adriana Ríos. BMI’s Director of Creative, Latin, Teresa Romo will moderate the conversation as the panelists discuss their success and opportunities for women songwriters in the regional Mexican genre.
“We are thrilled to feature an all-female ensemble for BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ this year at Billboard Latin Music Week. For more than ten years, our panel has included some of the best emerging and most influential artists in the industry speaking on their artistry and creative process,” said Romo. “This group of leading female songwriters is no different as they have pushed through the boundaries and continue to play a pivotal role in the evolution of regional Mexican music. Thank you to Billboard for giving our songwriters a platform to share their music and talk about the stories behind their biggest hits.”
BMI’s popular “How I Wrote That Song” takes audiences into the writer’s room and beyond as top music creators discuss the art of songwriting, producing and performing their hit songs. Here’s more information on this year’s featured panelists:
Ana Bárbara is a seasoned multiple award-winning grupera who’s known globally for hits like “Lo Busqué,” “Fruta Prohibida” and “Quise Olvidar,” amongst others. Bárbara’s longstanding career, spanning over 20 years, reached new heights when she earned her first Latin GRAMMY in 2005 for Best Grupero Album for Loca de Amar. Her recent works have also been widely successful including her 2018 collaboration with regional Mexican singer Christian Nodal, “Solos,” which has garnered over 58 million views on YouTube and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lupita Infante, granddaughter of the legendary Mexican actor and musician Pedro Infante, will also join the conversation. As part of the third generation of the Infante musical dynasty, Lupita is a rising star in her own right. She released her first album, La Serenata, just last year and earned her first Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Regional Song.
Additionally, popular singer-songwriters Ivonne Galaz and Adriana Ríos will join the lineup for this year’s panel. Galaz is making a name for herself in the regional urban scene, as she became Rancho Humilde’s first female signee in November 2020 and released her debut single “A Mi Modo,” which was the label’s first solo release by a female artist. Ríos is one of the emerging female voices in the regional Mexican genre, having shared the stage with acclaimed artists like Los Ángeles Azules, Julio Preciado, María José and Fidel Rueda, among others. “La Catedral,” “Hoy Dame El Gusto,” and “Ya No Me Importa,” are among some of her most popular songs.
The event will be part of Billboard Latin Music Week, taking place September 20-24, 2021 in Miami, with live conversations and performances from Latin music’s biggest stars. To register for Billboard Latin Music Week and watch the panel, please click here.
“How I Wrote That Song®” will be live on Tuesday, September 21 (Time TBA). Be sure to check the schedule closer to the date so you don’t miss out! To join the conversation, use the hashtag #BMIHIWTS.
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