Written by SESAC Latina affiliate Edén Muñoz and performed by his band Calibre 50, the new single “Las Ultras,” which refers to a particular brand of liquid refreshment, is the #1 single on the Billboard Regional Mexican Airplay chart for the magazine’s July 1, 2017, edition.
Edén Muñoz, a recent winner of several SESAC Latina Awards, is a songwriter, musician, lead singer and the frontman of the Mexican group Calibre 50, which has racked up nine #1 hits since 2013.
The lyrics of “Las Ultras” refer to “the art” of enjoying life, especially in the summer, by offering this toast to beat the heat: “Some Ultras for your thirst.”
“Las Ultras” is the third Muñoz-penned Regional Mexican Airplay chart topper in just six months. It was preceded by his band’s March #1 hit “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” (I’m Always Going to Love You) and his January #1 hit “Tengo Que Colgar” (I Have to Hang Up), performed by Banda MS.
Calibre 50 is one of Regional Mexican music’s top airplay and touring acts. This award-winning foursome comprises Alejandro Gaxiola, Armando Ramos, Edén Muñoz and Erick García. The streaming platform Spotify reports that the group is heard by over 2.2 million users per month.
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performing rights subsidiary is the second oldest and most progressive PRO in the U.S., the only PRO to pay monthly radio royalties, and was the first PRO to pay songwriters and publishers for live performances in venues of any size. Itsaffiliate roster continues to grow, with recent signings such as Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Green Day, Kesha, Charli XCX and Nikki Sixx joining stalwarts Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum and the Kurt Cobain catalog.
The acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization, positions SESAC as the ONLY rights organization in the United States, with the ability to offer singular licenses for the works for its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights. This allows SESAC to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary is a leader in music micro-licensing, network monetization on platforms such as YouTube and license verification utilizing its patented RadKey technology. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London.
In addition, SESAC Latina represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Nicky Jam, Gente De Zona, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, América Sierra, among many others. SESAC, founded in 1930, was the first performing rights organization to create a Latin music-focused division. www.sesaclatina.com