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Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame mission is to educate, preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world and their music in every genre while developing and inspiring new songwriters through workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives.

Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame was founded by Desmond Child & Rudy Perez under the auspices of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York. Desmond and Rudy were inspired to create the LSHOF for the same reasons the Recording Academy created LARAS: to create an organization exclusively devoted to recognizing and spotlighting the artistic achievements of Latin music makers.

Rudy has had this dream in his heart for over 16 years prompted by two unforgettable lunches he once had with Spanish songwriter Don Manuel Alejandro and then another with Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero. After spending time with them and listening to their stories he wondered why there wasn’t an international organization already in place that specifically honored legendary Latin songwriters of their stature and their timeless music.

October 18th, 2012 was an historic day… the first Nominating Committee and Board Of Directors meetings took place at The Marlin Hotel in Miami Beach and Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame was born. Singers, songwriters, producers, recording engineers, music publishers, performing rights organization representatives, artist managers, as well as music and television business executives all came together for this momentous occasion and volunteered for all the hard work ahead of us to create something all Latins around the world will really be proud of and stand the test of time.

We also met with the Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, who is very enthusiastic about working together to create the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame Museum, a vibrant tourist destination that would be experiential and interactive for visitors and students from all over the world and their families to share a meaningful educational experience and create inspiring lifetime memories.

We have plans to create traveling exhibits to reach communities all over the world. We will also offer showcases, workshops, master classes, virtual songwriting courses as well as an international songwriting contest.

So this endless soulful journey has begun and everyone we reach out to has jumped in head first. All of our efforts are now focused on creating the initial infrastructure for the LSHOF including website, membership drives, funding and press events.




Desmond Child (LSHOF Co-Founder)

Desmond Child, Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner, is one of music’s most accomplished hitmakers having written and/or produced over 70 Top 40 singles with 300 million albums sold worldwide in a career that has spanned over 4 decades. Child’s collaborations include: Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer” & “You Give Love A Bad Name”, Aerosmith – “Dude Looks Like A Lady” & “Angel”, Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca” & “La Copa De La Vida”, Katy Perry – “Waking Up In Vegas,” KISS – “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, Cher – “Just Like Jesse James”, Alice Cooper – “Poison”, Carrie Underwood “Inside Your Heaven,” Garth Brooks & Tricia Yearwood – “Where Your Road Leads”, Kelly Clarkson – “Before Your Love”, and also Faith Hill’s “Theme Song for NBC Sunday Night Football”. In 2008, Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.


Rudy Perez (LSHOF Co-Founder)

Rudy Perez, International Songwriter, Producer. During the last 30 years, he has composed over 1,000 songs with over 300 of them having been #1 or top ten hits. He has written and produced tracks for artists including Beyonce, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, IL Divo, Michael Bolton, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Cyndi Lauper, Roberto Carlos, Los Temerarios, Juan Gabriel, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Luis Fonsi and Natalie Cole among many others. He is the first Latin record producer to win the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Producer of the Year for four consecutive years. Perez has also been awarded ASCAP’s Songwriter of The Year 5 times. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named Rudy “Producer of The Decade” for having more # 1 and Top Ten Hits chart from 2000 to 2010, more than any other Latin Producer in their history. Perez has received over 400 gold and platinum album awards, and his works have been nominated for 19 Grammy Awards, with five wins.





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Angela Rodriguez

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