Virginia Bright and Andy Garcia posing for the press right after the prestigious Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame Event.

Leaders in the Latin Music Industry joined together on October 18th, 2012 at the Marlin Hotel in Miami Beach to establish the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame which is dedicated to educating, honoring and celebrating the lives and music of the world’s greatest Latin songwriters and composers.

Each year the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts a slate of songwriters at the LA MUSA AWARDS Induction Gala that have been recognized throughout the world. These Inductees are selected from the pantheon of living and posthumous Latin Music greats and also honors those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Latin music, language and culture.

To be eligible for induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, the songwriter, composer or lyricist must have had their first significant world renowned song or composition released commercially, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 20 years prior to the year of induction; and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.