The 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® To Be Held In Sevilla

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The 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® To Be Held In Sevilla

Latin GRAMMYs/May 04, 2023 - 12:30 PM

The Latin GRAMMYs® will air on Thursday, Nov. 16 via Univision in the U.S. and Radio Televisión Española in Spain, concluding a full week of events

 Latin GRAMMY® nominations to be announced Tuesday, Sept. 19

SEVILLA, SPAIN (MAY 4, 2023) — The Latin Recording Academy® announced today that, for the first time in the history of the organization, the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will be held at the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), in Sevilla, Spain.

The announcement also marks the official start of a three-year partnership between The Latin Recording Academy and the Junta de Andalucía, who will sponsor the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, Latin GRAMMY® Week, as well as several Latin Academy events in the community. In addition, Sevilla joins the celebration as host city for all the events during this year’s Latin GRAMMY Week, which will precede the Latin GRAMMY® telecast.

This year’s Latin GRAMMY Week includes the Person of the Year Gala, the Special Awards Presentation, the Leading Ladies of Entertainment luncheon, the Best New Artist showcase—which recognizes the nominees in that category—and a nominee reception, among others.

The Latin GRAMMY telecast will be produced by TelevisaUnivision in collaboration with Radio Televisión Española (RTVE).

“It is an honor to celebrate our Latin GRAMMY Week in Sevilla and commit to our mission of elevating Latin music and its creators around the world. We are confident that it will be a memorable celebration,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.

“We are thrilled to produce the Latin GRAMMYs for the first time this year in Spain, and in a new partnership with the prestigious RTVE,” said Ignacio Meyer, President of U.S. Networks at TelevisaUnivision. “This is an extraordinary moment for Latin music globally and we are confident that this partnership with RTVE, and the passion and energy that Univision brings to the show, will make history and deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences who love and enjoy music all around the world.”

“It will be an honor for RTVE to participate in the transmission and production of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and we are working hard to accomplish it,” said Elena Sánchez Caballero, President of Radio Televisión Española. “Music is more than an art form, it’s a vehicle that unites us collectively, and we look forward to providing the best possible coverage for our viewers.”

The Latin GRAMMY Awards are the preeminent international honor and the only peer-selected award celebrating excellence in Latin music worldwide. Nominees for the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023.

Additional key dates on the road to The Biggest Night in Latin Music® include:

  • July 27, 2023 - August 7, 2023: First Round of Voting

  • Sept. 29, 2023 - Oct. 12, 2023: Final Round of Voting

For more information regarding the current awards season visit: https://www.latingrammy.com/en/calendar-awards-department

If you are planning on attending this year's Latin GRAMMY Week in person and are interested in receiving more information, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/xeUWXvsYNUUrudEu9

And for the latest news, visit the official Latin Recording Academy site at LatinGRAMMY.com. Follow us on Facebook (LatinGRAMMYs), Twitter (@LatinGRAMMYs) or Instagram (@LatinGRAMMYs), and use #LatinGRAMMY on all popular social media platforms.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

ABOUT TELEVISAUNIVISION:
As the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the world, TelevisaUnivision features the largest library of owned content and industry-leading production capabilities that power its streaming, digital and linear television offerings, as well as its radio platforms. The Company’s media portfolio includes the top-rated broadcast networks Univision and UniMás in the U.S. and Las Estrellas and Canal 5 in Mexico. TelevisaUnivision is home to 36 Spanish-language cable networks, including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. and Mexico. With the most compelling portfolio of Spanish-language sports rights in the world, TelevisaUnivision has solidified its position as the Home of Soccer. TelevisaUnivision also owns and manages 59 television stations across the U.S. and four broadcast channels in Mexico affiliated with 222 television stations, Videocine studio, and Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, which encompasses 57 owned or operated U.S. radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. TelevisaUnivision is home to the global streaming services ViX and Blim TV, which altogether host over 50,000 hours of high-quality, original Spanish-language programming from distinguished producers and top talent. The company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, Univision NOW, and several top-rated digital apps. For more information, visit televisaunivision.com

ABOUT RADIO TELEVISION ESPAÑOLA:
Radio Televisión Española is the major multimedia corporation in Spain, and the oldest channel in the Spanish audio-visual world. Its purpose is to offer diverse and high-quality programming that reflects the country’s cultural plurality and wealth. It also plays an important role in broadcasting news and promoting culture and education. It’s comprised of TVE, with seven television channels including its flagship, La 1, which features news, entertainment, domestic and foreign fiction programming; RNE, with six radio stations; the RTVE.es website; the RTVE Institute and the Symphony Orchestra and Choir. It also boasts a network of territorial centres in all the communities and delegations around the world. TVE’s signal reaches the five continents via TVE Internacional.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

The Latin Recording Academy
Iveliesse Malavé
ive@grammy.com

TelevisaUnivision
Gabriel Andriollo
gandriollo@univision.net

Radio Televisión Española
María Eizaguirre Comendador
maria.eizaguirre@rtve.es

 

The Latin Recording Academy® Celebrates Paco De Lucía’s Legacy On April 13 in Cádiz

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The Latin Recording Academy® Celebrates Paco De Lucía’s Legacy On April 13 in Cádiz

Latin GRAMMYs/Apr 02, 2024 - 09:00 AM

Tickets are on sale now through the Gran Teatro Falla, and all proceeds will benefit the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and the Paco de Lucía Scholarship

The event is co-financed by the Programa FEDER Andalucía 2021-2027 and the Regional Government of Andalucía and sponsored by the city of Cádiz and the Enrique Tomás brand of ibérico ham

CÁDIZ (SPAIN), APRIL 2, 2024 - On April 13, The Latin Recording Academy® will host Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Paco de Lucía in Cádiz, at the Gran Teatro Falla, paying homage to one of the most influential guitarists in the history of flamenco and music in general.

“It is an honor to be able to celebrate the legacy of the great Paco de Lucía, and the influence that he had on his generation and continues to have on new generations of music creators both in Spain and across IberoAmerica,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy.

The event is co-financed by the Programa FEDER Andalucía 2021-2027 and the Regional Government of Andalucía, and sponsored by the city of Cádiz and the Enrique Tomás brand of ibérico ham.

Among the artists whose participation is confirmed are Latin GRAMMY® winners Antonio Carmona, Juan Habichuela Nieto, Oscar D’León, Pepe de Lucía, Eliades Ochoa and Berta Rojas, as well as Latin GRAMMY nominees Diego Amador, Rubem Dantas, María José Llergo, Niño Josele, India Martínez, Israel Suárez "Piraña", Maria Toledo y Rosario La Tremendita.

Additionally, the program will feature special guests including Cañizares, Ané Carrasco, Tino di Geraldo, José Carlos Gómez, Chonchi Heredia, José Heredia "El Gato", David de Jacoba, Jaime Calabuch "Jumitus", Noemí Humanes, Juan Parrilla, José María Bandera, and 2022 Trustees Award winner, Abraham Laboriel, whom will pay tribute to Lucía’s music and mastery.

Latin GRAMMY nominee Miguel Poveda will serve as host for the evening, and will also perform alongside Carlos Grilo, Jesús Guerrero, Makarines and Carlos Merino.

The event will be produced by Macarena Moreno and The Latin Recording Academy team led by Ayleen Figueras. The musical production is spearheaded by Carlos Narea, under the musical direction of Fernando Illán and Victor Martínez who will also be part of the band.

Tickets for Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Paco de Lucía are on sale now through the Gran Teatro Falla and proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and the Paco de Lucía Scholarship.

The cities of Cádiz and Málaga—where a Latin GRAMMY® Session will take place on May 16—will host a calendar of events that The Latin Recording Academy will celebrate in the Community of Andalucía this year to continue promoting its culture around the world.

ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS / EQUIPO SINGULAR:

María García: maria.garcia@equiposingular.com

Sofia Esnaola: sofia.esnaola@equiposingular.com

New Eligibility Guidelines Announced for The 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards Process

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New Eligibility Guidelines Announced for The 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards Process

Latin GRAMMYs/Mar 27, 2024 - 05:47 PM

A new Field and two Categories added, and changes to requirements for existing categories also made

MIAMI (MARCH 27, 2024) — As part of The Latin Recording Academy®’s commitment to evolve with the ever-changing musical landscape and to best serve its membership body of music creators and professionals, we are pleased to announce that several changes, including a new field and categories, have been added to the 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards Process.

NEW FIELD & CATEGORY

FIELD: ELECTRONIC MUSIC

CATEGORY: BEST LATIN ELECTRONIC MUSIC PERFORMANCE

For singles and tracks only (vocal or instrumental). Recordings must have 51% playing time of Latin Electronic music genres (as defined by the Latin Electronic Committee), as well as related emerging genres, and Latin elements, in order to accurately reflect the current trends in Latin electronic music. Recordings containing interpolations/sampling are eligible if the interpolation/sampling does not constitute more than 25% of the lyrics and/or 51% of the music of the original song. Latin electronic remixes are eligible. Award is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group). Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s), engineer(s), mixer(s), composer(s) and to the original recording artist, if applicable.

NEW CATEGORY

BEST CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (REGIONAL-MEXICAN FIELD)

For vocal or instrumental albums of Contemporary Regional Mexican Music, in Spanish, which contain at least 51% of the total time recorded with new material, and which maintain at least 60% of the essence of the genres of Regional Mexican Music. Award is presented to solo artists, duos or groups, producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album. Winner’s Certificates are presented to mastering engineer(s) and to producer(s), engineer(s), and mixer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist).

ADDITIONAL CATEGORY AMENDMENTS

1. CATEGORY NAME CHANGE:

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) / MAPB (Música Afro Portuguesa-Brasileira) Album (Portuguese Language Field)

For vocal or instrumental Música Popular Brasileira and Afro-Portuguese-Brazilian Music albums containing at least 51% of total play time of new material.

2. AMENDMENT TO DEFINITION:

Best Singer-Songwriter Song (Singer-Songwriter Field)

For singles or tracks that contain at least 60% of the lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese or any native regional dialect. Must be a new song composed and performed 100% by the singer-songwriter(s). Award is presented to the songwriter(s). Winner’s Certificate presented to the music publisher.

3. NEW VIDEO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Best Long Form Music Video Category (Music Video Field)

Eligible videos in Best Long Form Music Category consist of at least 12 minutes of duration (reduced from 20 minutes).

4. AMENDMENT TO THE RULE REGARDING NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS:

Number of nominations in a category will be based on the number of entries (All Fields)

Each category shall have at least 40 distinct artist entries. If a category receives between 25 and 39 entries, only three recordings will receive nominations in that year. Should there be fewer than 25 entries in a category, that category will immediately go on hiatus for the current year and entries will be screened into the next most logical category. If a category receives fewer than 25 entries for three consecutive years, the category will be discontinued, and submissions will be entered in the next most appropriate category.

ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS

NEW GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS:

1. Single Submission Round

All submissions for the Online Entry Process (for recordings released June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024) will occur in one single round of entries, starting on April 1, 2024, and closing on April 30, 2024 at 6 p.m. (PT). Any releases scheduled for May 2024 must be submitted in April, before the Online Entry Process closes, and the streaming link and credits must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

2. Removal of Final Submit Concept

Submissions can be completed ‘as they go’, there is no need to hold on completion of all entries for a final submit, thus facilitating the submission of entries.

All updates go into effect immediately for the upcoming 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® taking place in November 2024. To view this year’s Awards calendar, visit https://www.latingrammy.com/en/awards/calendar.

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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com

The Latin Recording Academy® Announces Its 2024 Calendar of Events In Andalucía, Spain

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The Latin Recording Academy® Announces Its 2024 Calendar of Events In Andalucía, Spain

Latin GRAMMYs/Mar 25, 2024 - 01:00 PM

The Latin Recording Academy® and the Regional Government of Andalucía are continuing their celebration of Latin music in Andalucía, Spain, with two concerts that are part of a calendar of events extending into 2025

The year gets underway April 13 in Cádiz with Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Paco de Lucía and a second Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga on May 16

MIAMI, MARCH 25, 2024 – The Latin Recording Academy®, in collaboration with the Regional Government of Andalucía, is announcing the calendar of events taking place in the Community of Andalucía in 2024. Cádiz and Málaga are the cities chosen to host two big events this year. The cities will host two concerts, co-financed by the Programa FEDER Andalucía 2021-2027 and the Regional Government of Andalucía, offering unique, exceptional musical experiences that will continue to advance the culture of Andalucía around the world.

Cádiz will be the starting point of this year’s calendar of activities with Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Paco de Lucía, a tribute to the artist to be held April 13 in the Gran Teatro Falla. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase later this week via the Gran Teatro Falla and the funds raised from the sales will benefit the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation and the Paco de Lucía Scholarship. It will be followed on May 16 by a new Latin GRAMMY® Session in Málaga from The Latin Recording Academy at La Plaza de Toros, La Malagueta.

The Latin Recording Academy® and the Regional Government of Andalucía continue their celebration of Latin music in Andalucía, building on last year’s successes: the two Latin GRAMMY® Sessions dedicated to flamenco and urban music that took place in Granada and Málaga respectively; and Latin GRAMMY® Week, held in Sevilla in November, which culminated in the celebration, for the first time outside the U.S., of the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music ®.

ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

MEDIA CONTACT / EQUIPO SINGULAR

María García: maria.garcia@equiposingular.com

Sofia Esnaola: sofia.esnaola@equiposingular.com

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announces The 2024 Sebastián Yatra Scholarship

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announces The 2024 Sebastián Yatra Scholarship

Latin GRAMMYs/Dec 14, 2023 - 02:00 PM

Four-year scholarship providing up to $200,000 in financial aid towards a bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music and 43 additional scholarships are available to music students with financial limitations

Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2024

Photo courtesy of Erick Fernando Quituizaca. To download please click here.

MIAMI (DECEMBER 14, 2023) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced that Latin GRAMMY® winning singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra will sponsor its prestigious Prodigy Scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music for the 2024 fall semester.

The Foundation's scholarship provides up to $200,000 in financial aid for music students in need. Created nine years ago, it has been co-sponsored by iconic Latin music creators including: Nicky Jam (2023), Sofia Carson (2022), Juanes (2021), Julio Iglesias (2020), Emilio and Gloria Estefan (2019), Carlos Vives (2018), Miguel Bosé (2017), Juan Luis Guerra (2016), and Enrique Iglesias (2015).

“Joining the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation for their annual Prodigy Scholarship is beautiful because I’m part of something that I would’ve wished for as a young kid. One of my big dreams was to study music at Berklee and although my career took a different path which I’m super grateful for, I would’ve loved to have that kind of preparation and knowledge,” said Sebastián Yatra. “I hope that the person who gets this opportunity takes full advantage of the scholarship and enjoys it to the max. I’ll be looking out for applicants that share a lot of heart and sincerity in their art.”

The scholarship announcement comes as a follow-up to the artist’s role as host during the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMYs where he both performed and shared on-air about his enthusiasm for the Foundation, inviting the world to join in and support Latin music education. The Colombian American artist first joined forces with the Foundation in 2019 for Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ in Miami – an educational experience for middle school and high school music students to learn about the industry from talented Latin artists and music professionals.

Additionally, Gibson Gives – Gibson's philanthropic arm – will sponsor three Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each, for students pursuing a music education with electric or acoustic guitar as their principal instrument.

Applications for all 44 scholarships available in 2024 are now open and available to music students between the ages of 17 and 25. The additional 43 scholarships available in addition to the Sebastián Yatra Scholarship are as follows:

  • Three (3) Gifted Tuition Scholarships of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to students to cover tuition costs towards a four-year bachelor's degree in music starting in fall 2023 at the university of their choice.

  • Three (3) Gibson Gives Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing a music education with electric or acoustic guitar as their principal instrument. This is a one-time award that will cover tuition costs over one year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters) and includes a Gibson guitar.

  • Thirty Seven (37) Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in music. This is a one-time award that will cover tuition costs over one year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters).

To date, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® has awarded 383 scholarships, investing $7.6 million over the last nine years.

“Our scholarships provide more than just funds for college tuition,” said Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza, Executive Director of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. “The ongoing support we receive from artists such as Sebastián Yatra and our generous sponsors allows us to take it a step further and create meaningful educational and mentoring opportunities for the next generation of Latin music creators.”

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is accepting applications for all 2024 scholarships from Dec. 14, 2023, to April 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Click here to review 2024 guidelines and apply. The application includes two audition videos, two letters of recommendation, two essays, and an acceptance letter from an accredited university. Materials can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

For information and the latest news, please visit the official Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation website at: www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.org

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ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2014 with the vision of becoming a global champion of music education and empowering communities through Latin music and culture. The Foundation provides educational opportunities through scholarships, education programs and grants that advance Latin music and celebrate its rich cultural heritage, and to date has donated more than $9.3 million with the support of The Latin Recording Academy’s members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.org, or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on X and Instagram, and at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

ABOUT SEBASTIÁN YATRA:

Sebastián Yatra is a leading force in Latin music today. The Colombian-born singer-songwriter has shown there's no limit to his artistry and composition through his hits that explore sounds spanning the Latin genre, including pop, urban, and traditional music influences. Since launching with his debut album Mantra in 2018, Yatra's songs have amassed over 37 billion combined streams across all digital music platforms and 26 RIAA certifications. In 2022, he won two Latin GRAMMY awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album for his third LP Dharma. That same year, "Dos Oruguitas," the song Yatra performed for the Disney movie Encanto, was nominated for an Academy Award and saw him perform the RIAA Platinum single on the Oscar’s stage. In February, Dharma was also nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards. Yatra is currently working on his fourth album. His recent hits include "Energía Bacana” which he performed at the Latin GRAMMYs as a co-host this year and "VAGABUNDO," which is certified Latin Platinum in the US. The chart-topping talent has collaborated with a variety of peers including John Legend, Rita Wilson, the Jonas Brothers, Michael Bublé, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Myke Towers, Manuel Turizo, among others.

About Gibson Gives:

For over 130 years, the iconic and leading American instrument brand Gibson has been shaping sound across generations and genres. Gibson, and its charitable arm Gibson Gives believe in the power of music, and that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a life-changing event. Gibson Gives--a 501(c)(3) is committed to making the world a better place by supporting non-profit organizations and programs in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, health, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $4.5 million dollars and enabled $46 million in funding for key organizations through product donations and meaningful giving worldwide. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

The Latin Recording Academy

Nathalie Alberto

Nathalie.Alberto@grammy.com