Gabriela González Promoted to Senior Vice President, International Affairs and Latin Membership at ASCAP
NEW YORK, April 19, 2023 – The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the only US performing rights organization that operates as a not-for-profit, promotes Gabriela (Gaby) González to Senior Vice President, International Affairs and Latin Membership. In her new and expanded role, González will work with Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking societies in Europe and Latin America and continue her leadership role on ASCAP’s Latin Membership team. González and her Latin Membership team will work closely with the ASCAP International Affairs team to partner with ASCAP’s sister societies in these regions to increase revenues and distributions for music creators.
“Gaby and her team have driven ASCAP’s Latin Membership to new heights,” said ASCAP EVP of Membership and Chief Creative Officer John Titta. “I am thrilled to see the group’s role expand to work with our International Affairs team as well as our sister societies in Latin America and Europe.”
“Gaby is an amazing executive with in-depth industry knowledge in key territories,” stated ASCAP EVP of International Affairs Tony Dunaif. “She has her finger on the pulse of Latin music and great relationships with music societies. Combining her vast insights and experience with the best Latin creators in the world and our ongoing partnerships with collective management organizations will help to deliver more value for our ASCAP members.”
González has led the ASCAP Latin Membership team, including team members based in offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Puerto Rico, as Vice President of Membership since 2016. Since joining the organization, González has nurtured and signed some of ASCAP’s top talent including Marco Antonio Solís, Camilo, Natti Natasha, Claudia Brant, Jhayco, Sebastián Yatra, Farruko and Kali Uchis among others.
González provides a distinct competitive advantage in the Latin market, leveraging close relationships with the executive leadership of international music societies in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru to name a few. She continues to play a key role in developing the careers of ASCAP composers and songwriters, recruiting new members and serving all of ASCAP's Latin writer and publisher members.
Under her leadership, the ASCAP Latin team has created a variety of artist development programs, including Latin and mixed-genre song camps in different territories. Recently, she helped spearhead the launch of “Tu Música,” an ASCAP Foundation scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students of Latin descent who are planning to pursue a songwriting career and/or a performance career in Latin music. González has been named to the Billboard Latin Power Players List for five consecutive years since 2018.
She was born in Los Angeles and raised in Argentina and attended Universidad del Salvador.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, and represents some of the world’s most talented music creators. In 2022, ASCAP reported record-high financial results of $1.522 billion in revenues and $1.388 billion available in royalty distribution monies to its members. Over the last eight years, ASCAP has delivered a 6% compound annual growth rate for total revenues, and a 7% compound annual growth rate for total royalty distributions to members. Founded and governed by songwriters and composers, it is the only performing rights organization in the US that operates as a not-for-profit. ASCAP licenses a repertory of over 18 million musical works to hundreds of thousands of businesses that use music, including streaming services, cable television, radio and satellite radio and brick and mortar businesses such as retail stores, hotels, clubs, restaurants and bars. ASCAP collects the licensing fees; identifies, matches and processes trillions of performances every year; and returns nearly 90 cents of every dollar back to its members as royalties. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. ASCAP puts music creators first, advocating for their rights and the value of music on Capitol Hill, driving innovation that moves the industry forward, building community and providing the resources and support that creators need to succeed in their careers. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.
Cathy Nevins, ASCAP
cnevins (at) ascap.com