July 30, 2021

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Sony Publishing Latin’s Jorge Mejia: Exec of the Week

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All told, Sony had a managing share in 22 of the award-profitable songs. But beyond the hits, Mejía’s publishing division is a hotbed of eclectic songwriting from the vast expanse of the Latin earth — perfect for a world wide market. And it’s aided the longtime publishing main get paid the title of Billboard’s Executive of the Week.

Right here, Mejía talks about Sony Tunes Publishing’s very long run at the best, the company’s blend of signing recognized superstar writers as well as establishing younger talent, and the “private connection” that helps gas his method to signings.

Seventeen awards in 19 several years is a phenomenal operate. What vital determination did you make to develop into publisher of the yr still once more?

We reached it by means of signing and working with our songwriters and by using our instincts and expertise of the industry to make investments in new songwriters early in their professions. Our songwriters had been extremely profitable this calendar year. We experienced managing shares in 26 of the most-performed music through the year at ASCAP. They integrated “Agua,” “Ay, Dios Mío,” “Hawái,” “La Jeepeta,” “La Toxica.” And of class, we had managing shares in “Tusa,” carried out by Karol G and Nicki Minaj which was the music of the year. A person of the guide writers, Keityn, we signed previous year, when he was just starting off out.

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