BMI Foundation has named Miami-based singer-songwriter Alice Macedo the winner of the 2023 peermusic Latin Music Award. Macedo’s winning song, “Te Levo Comigo,” is a love song to her home country of Brazil.
Established in 2003 by peermusic CEO Ralph Peer II, the peermusic Latin Music Award is an annual competition for young songwriters and composers of Latin music. The award includes a $5,000 monetary prize for the best original song or instrumental composition in any Latin genre. For twenty years, this award has encouraged promising young musicians who have gone on to exciting careers in performance and songwriting.
In the last two decades, the award has recognized twenty emerging songwriting and composing talents who have gone on to careers as film and media composers, songwriters, actors, and performers. Notable past winners of the award include singer/actor Mane de la Parra and songwriter Daniela Blau. Judges for the award over the years have included composer Kike Santander, Latin Grammy President Gabriel Abaroa, composer Daniel Freiberg, producer Alcover, musician Linda Briceño, producer Andrés Saavedra, and musician Nicolás Junca from the band Monsieur Periné; and representatives have included superstars such as Juanes, Chayanne, and Prince Royce.
About the award, Macedo said, “I'm truly honored to receive this year's BMI Foundation Peermusic Latin Music Award! 'Te Levo Comigo' holds a special place in my heart, as it encapsulates the love I have for my country, Brazil, and how I carry it with me wherever I go. Working with my talented friends, Chella and Artur Vienna, to bring this song to life was an unforgettable experience, and to receive such recognition for a project that we poured our hearts into is the best feeling in the world. I'm so grateful for this achievement and look forward to continuing to create meaningful music that resonates with listeners.”