SESAC Latina’s Nicky Jam, Gente de Zona, Jencarlos Canela, Reik and Joey Montana Garner Important Nominations

"SESAC Latina’s Nicky Jam, Gente de Zona, Jencarlos Canela, Reik and Joey Montana Garner Important Nominations"

The nominees for the third annual edition of the HEAT Latin Music Awards have been announced by its producer, the popular Latin-music video channel HTV. This awards ceremony will be simulcast live on June 8 from Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, by HTV and TBS Latin America. Once again, the creative talent of SESAC Latina, the only performance multi-rights organization in the United States, is well represented at this glamourous event.
SESAC Latina nominees include the urban-music pioneer Nicky Jam; the critically acclaimed Cuban tropical-fusion duo Gente de Zona; the multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and actor Jencarlos Canela; the Panamanian singer and songwriter Joey Montana; and the Mexican pop-rock trio Reik.
In announcing the nominees for the 2017 HEAT Latin Music Awards, HTV noted that this ceremony “recognizes the consistency, dedication and talent of the artists who have been an important part of HTV’s programming throughout the year.”

The complete list of SESAC Latina nominees follow:

Best Group or Band
Best Urban Artist
Best Male Artist
Best Pop Artist
Best Artist, Northern Latin America


SESAC is a music rights organization that serves both the creators of music and music users through music licensing services and the use of information technology and data science to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC’s 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.