Estefan to Receive WorldArts “Discovery of the Year Award”

Emily Estefan is the next big thing…

The 21-year-old Cuban American singer/songwriter, the daughter of daughter of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, will be recognized by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and WorldArts.

Emily Estefan

Estefan will receive the first annual WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award during the 2016 La Musa Awards ceremony.

The new award is given to promising young talent at the start of their careers.

“Emily has created a unique sound incorporating all the incredible music she grew up with and the sounds of her own generation with the ease of an artist far beyond her years. I would like to sincerely congratulate her on this prestigious new award from WorldArts which is totally deserved,” said Desmond ChildLSHOF Chairman/CEO, in a statement.

“Emily is one of the most exciting and dynamic new singer-songwriters to emerge on the scene and we look forward to watching her steadily rise and keep bringing her amazing music to the world far into the future,” added Larry Underwood, founder and CEO of WorldArts.

The fourth annual La Musa Awards will take place October 13 at the The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater.

Estefan, a Berklee College of Music graduate, recently signed a partnership with RED Distribution via her indie label, Alien Shrimp Records.

She’s set to release her new single “Reigns (Every Night)” this month and has a new album due in 2017.

“I am beyond thrilled to call Sony/RED Distribution my new musical home. They took on this little Alien Shrimp with no questions asked, and opened the door to my U.F.O.”

Sanchez Earns Two World Soundtrack Awards for Composing the Music for “Birdman”

Antonio Sanchez is flying high

The 43-year-old Mexican jazz drummer and composer took home two awards on Saturday at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards which served as the finale to the 42nd Film Fest Ghent in Belgium.

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Sanchez, a Critics Choice Movie Award winner earlier this year, was named Discovery of the Year 2015 for composing the music for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning film Birdman.

He also picked up the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for Birdman.

Sanchez’s work also earned him the nomination for 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, a nomination for the 2015 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), and other nominations.

Meanwhile, the honor for the year’s Best Original Song written directly for a movie went to “The Apology Song” from The Book of Life, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams and performed by Diego Luna.

Here’s a look at all the big winners:

Composer of the Year
Michael Giacchino

Original Film Score of the Year
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Antonio Sanchez

 Best Original Song Written for a Film
“The Apology Song” from The Book of Life
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams, performed by Diego Luna 

Discovery of the Year
Antonio Sanchez for ‘Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ 

Sabam Award for Best Young Composer
Peer Kleinschmidt 

Public Choice Award
The Maze Runner by John Paesano 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Patrick Doyle