Gente de Zona to be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award

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Gente de Zona will be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award

Gente de Zona will be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will celebrate the 26th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on Tuesday, March 6 in New York City.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music.

ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances.

Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom from acclaimed urban music duo Gente de Zona will be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.

ASCAP will also present its prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award to the eclectic and multi award-winning songwriter, producer and music virtuoso, Eduardo Cabra aka Visitante of Calle 13 and Trending Tropics in recognition of his impact on new and developing musical genres that have shaped the future of music.

The evening, hosted by renowned radio personality Alex Sensation, will feature performances by some of Latin music’s hottest stars and awards will be presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Independent Publisher of the Year and the creators of the Latin Song of the Year.

Top Latin songwriters and composers will also be recognized in the Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Urban and Television categories.

ASCAP President Paul Williams commented: “For over 17 years, Gente De Zona have revolutionized the Latin music soundscape from within, developing the Cubatón sound as a vibrant reflection of the roots of their country.

Through an unflinching commitment to both preservation and evolution, Gente De Zona are now being joyously heralded across the globe.
As the first Cuba-based musical act to ever top Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, Gente De Zona have been at the forefront of a musical revolution.

The dynamic duo made up of talented musicians Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom pioneered the “Cubatón” movement that is now one of the dominating forces in the global musical landscape, fusing traditional Cuban beats and genres with reggaetón and Caribbean beats.

Delgado and Malcom first came to international attention thanks to their 2014 hit “Bailando” alongside Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno; the track not only topped Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart but became the longest-running #1 in the chart’s history.

After “Bailando” came “La Gozadera,” featuring their friend and mentor Marc Anthony. That single also topped Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Tropical and Latin Rhythm charts. Since then, Gente de Zona, now signed to Sony Music, have been non-stop.

hree of Gente de Zona’s singles reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and their first U.S.-release album, Visualízate, debuted at #1 on the Top Latin Albums chart in 2016.

The duo has won numerous Premios Juventud and Premios Tu Mundo Awards and their album Visualízate won a Latin American Music Award for Best Tropical Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Fusion Album.

Delgado and Malcom continue to make musical history under the exclusive representation of Marc Anthony’s entertainment company, Magnus Media, and their long-time manager, Guillermo Morejón.

They just finished their first-ever U.S. tour this fall, selling out shows throughout Latin America and Europe. Their newest single, “Si No Vuelves” was released in April 2017 and currently has over 100 million views on YouTube.

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