Jorge Mejia

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Jorge Mejia
Born
Jorge Andres Mejia

(1972-10-27) October 27, 1972 (age 46)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materB.A. University of Miami
Occupationmusic industry executive
EmployerSony/ATV Music Publishing
Home townMiami Beach, Florida
TitlePresident
Spouse(s)Amanda Mejia
AwardsLatin Songwriters Hall of Fame's "Premio Editores Ralph S. Peer" in 2016.[1]Billboard's "40 Under 40" in 2012.,[2] Billboard's "Latin Power Players" 2018,[3] 2017,[4] 2016,[5] 2015,[6] 2011,[7] 2010[8]

Jorge Andres Mejia (born October 27, 1972) is a Latin Grammy Award nominated[9] Colombian-born American composer, singer-songwriter and music industry executive, who is a President at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.[10] Mejia studied at the New World School of the Arts, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Miami.[11]

Early life and education[edit]

Mejia was born October 27, 1972, in Bogota, Colombia, but grew up in Miami, Florida. Jorge studied piano performance first at the New World School of the Arts, then at the New England Conservatory of Music, eventually transferring to the University of Miami to earn his B.A. in piano performance.[12]

Professional[edit]

In 1997, Mejia joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing as an intern and rose steadily in the ranks to become President in 2016. Mejia heads up Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Latin America and U.S. Latin divisions, which is the largest Latin publishing corporation in the world following Sony/ATV Music Publishing's merger with EMI Music Publishing in 2012.[13] Under Mejia's leadership, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America and U.S. Latin divisions has won the so-called "Triple Crown" in both 2017 and 2016 by winning the ASCAP, SESAC and BMI "Publisher of the Year" awards, sweeping the award at the three major performing rights organizations' Latin award events.[14] Mejia is Vice President of The Recording Academy Florida Chapter.[15] He is also a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Board of Directors[16] and the Nu Deco Ensemble Board of Directors.[17]

Music[edit]

Mejia is a classical pianist and composer as well as singer-songwriter and founder of the band, The Green Room.[18] He is a Steinway Artist.[19] Mejia's latest project, An Open Book: A Memoir in Music, consists of an eBook and orchestral recording, which was recorded with the University of Miami's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and released via Sony Music Latin May 4, 2018.[20] Prelude in F Major for Piano and Orchestra from An Open Book: A Memoir in Music was nominated in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category for the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards.[21] El Nuevo Herald called An Open Book: A Memoir in Music "an instant classic...a rigorous and eclectic work."[22] Mejia's album of original solo classical piano pieces, Preludes, was released June 26, 2015.[23] Billboard called Mejia's Preludes "virtuoso, captivating pieces".[24]

Awards[edit]

Mejia was awarded the 2016 "Premio Editores Ralph S. Peer" from the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame for music publishing.[25] He was named as Billboard's "40 Under 40" in 2012.[26] He was named as one of Billboard's "Latin Power Players" in 2018,[27] 2017,[28] 2016,[29] 2015,[30] 2011[31] and in 2010.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Mejia married Amanda Parker on October 27, 2012.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Celebrated Their 4th Annual LA MUSA AWARDS Show With A Star-Studded Line Up". Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "40 Under 40: Jorge Mejia". Billboard. August 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Latin Power Players 2018 List Revealed". Billboard. November 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Latin Power Players 2017 List Revealed". Billboard. November 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard's Latin Power Players List Revealed". Billboard. November 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Latin Power Players". Billboard. July 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Latin Power Players: Jorge Mejia". Billboard. August 2, 2011.
  8. ^ Billboard.
  9. ^ "THE LATIN ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, INC. FINAL NOMINATIONS 19th Latin Grammy Awards" (PDF). Latin Grammy Awards.
  10. ^ "Jorge Mejía Promoted to President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America and U.S. Latin". Billboard. April 7, 2016.
  11. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/fashion/weddings/amanda-parker-jorge-mejia-weddings.html
  12. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/fashion/weddings/amanda-parker-jorge-mejia-weddings.html
  13. ^ "My Day: Jorge Mejia, Executive VP of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America & U.S. Latin". Billboard. March 28, 2013.
  14. ^ "Sony/ATV's Latin Division Heading for Record-Breaking Year". Broadway World. August 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Recording Academy Governance". Grammy PRO.
  16. ^ "Board of Directors". Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  17. ^ "Nu Deco Ensemble Inc". The Miami Foundation for a Greater Miami Miami Nonprofit Central.
  18. ^ Larry Carrino (October 23, 2006). "The Green Room".
  19. ^ "Jorge Mejia". Steinway & Sons.
  20. ^ "iTunes".
  21. ^ "NOMINADOS 19a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY".
  22. ^ "Jorge Mejía, Preludios a Confidencias". El Nuevo Herald. May 7, 2018.
  23. ^ "iTunes".
  24. ^ "Sony Music Exec Jorge Mejia Releases Album of 'Preludes' for Solo Piano". Billboard. July 30, 2015.
  25. ^ "Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Celebrated Their 4th Annual LA MUSA AWARDS Show With A Star-Studded Line Up". Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. October 17, 2016.
  26. ^ "40 Under 40: Jorge Mejia". Billboard. August 2, 2012.
  27. ^ "Latin Power Players 2018 List Revealed". Billboard. November 1, 2018.
  28. ^ "Latin Power Players 2017 List Revealed". Billboard. November 3, 2017.
  29. ^ "Billboard's Latin Power Players List Revealed". Billboard. November 3, 2016.
  30. ^ "Latin Power Players". Billboard. July 30, 2015.
  31. ^ "Latin Power Players: Jorge Mejia". Billboard. August 2, 2011.
  32. ^ Billboard.
  33. ^ Radomsky, Rosalie R. (October 28, 2012). "Amanda Parker, Jorge Mejia". New York Times. Retrieved November 10, 2014.