BMI Cites Coronavirus as Reason Behind Rescheduling of 2020 Latin Awards

BMI Cites Coronavirus as Reason Behind Rescheduling of 2020 Latin Awards

The 27th annual Latin Awards was originally scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on March 31, but organizers are putting health and safety amid the pandemic as top priority.

AceShowbiz – Music rights management organisation BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has postponed its 27th annual Latin Awards due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

In a press statement released on Tuesday, March 10 afternoon, the organisation cited concerns over the recent outbreak, which has seen global cases rise to more than 119,000, with over 4,300 fatalities, as the reason behind the move.

“The health and safety of our employees and affiliates is our number one priority, and as a result, BMI is postponing its upcoming Latin Awards show, originally scheduled for March 31 in Los Angeles,” the statement reads. “We plan to reschedule the Latin Awards at a later date and look forward to honouring Wisin y Yandel (Wisin & Yandel) with our President’s Award and celebrating our talented family of Latin music creators.”

The company added: “BMI will continue to evaluate all upcoming events on a case-by-case basis.”

A new date for the ceremony has yet to be announced.

Numerous event plans have been thrown into chaos due to the coronavirus spread, including the postponement of California-based festivals Coachella and Stagecoach.

Musicians including Madonna, Queen, Ciara, BTS (Bangtan Boys), and Mariah Carey have also cancelled shows.

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