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Velia Gonzalez

VP and Director of Operations, Why Not? Entertainment

Velia Gonzalez, is the VP & Director of Operations for Why Not? Entertainment LLC., a professional Music Business Marketing, Management & Public Relations company. Several of Why Not? Entertainment clients include: The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame out of Miami, Pop/R&B artist Simply Rayne, and 2 Latin GRAMMY winner Michael Salgado.

Velia studied Radio, TV & Film at San Antonio College. She went on to become the Associate Director, Creative Services U.S. & Latin America for ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers) for nearly 15 years. (6/2001 – 1/2016) She managed ASCAP’s Texas office successfully and provided membership services throughout the U.S. and Latin American territories, including Mexico & South America.

She affiliated countless hit-makers and publishers to ASCAP during her 15 years that continue to generate significant royalties for the company until this day. While working at ASCAP, she also worked for Mediaguide nearly 3 years (2003 – 2007) and assisted in launching their Latin department. She monitored radio airplay throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Velia is also the co-founder of JM3 Records that signed & developed the all 4 girl group Tabu that landed several hit songs back in 2004-2007.

In 1999, Velia received a GRAMMY nomination for her participation as a songwriter for Jennifer Peña’s album “Mariposa”. She has served in the advisory board committee for San Antonio College for the Radio, TV & Film dept. She is also a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, a member of the GRAMMY’s, the Texas Recording Academy chapter, & ASCAP. Velia González is also a motivational speaker.

My Sessions

Transcribing Bar Napkins to Contracts: Music Publishing, Copyright, and Legal

San Antonio College 1819 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78212

Formulating tactics and organization of software and hardware technologies in audio publishing, copyright, and legal. Location: San Antonio College 1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212 Jean Longwith Radio-Television-Film Building Room 101 Parking Available at:  Student Parking Lot #7 next to the Jean Longwith Radio-Television-Film Building Campus map attached below for lot and building locations SAC campus

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