Herman Rodriguez-Bajandas has an over forty year career in Latin music and entertainment in various creative, managerial, and executive positions. Mr. Rodriguez-Bajandas is currently President of a music publishing and administration entity, and President of a start-up Latin multi-media mobile/internet entertainment site Fonico.Mobi currently under construction.
Mr. Rodriguez-Bajandas was previously with his own company Nuevo Mundo Entertainment, LLC, (assets currently folded into Fonico, LLC.) founded with famed entertainment attorney and film producer/investor Michael Tannen (former legal counsel for The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Merle Haggard, Steven Stills, Lily Tomlin, Phil Ramone), and Grammy winning Producers Phil Ramone and Johnny Pacheco.
Mr. Rodriguez-Bajandas previously worked for Billboard, SoundExchange, SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (Spain’s Performing and Mechanical Rights Society), RMM Records & Video Corp./Universal Music, Navarro Music/Universal Latin/Machete (Mexico), Tropical Budda Records, Asefra Records (Colombia).
He has consulted for a number of established and start-up Internet, digital, mobile, music, and entertainment-related businesses, organizations, and artists, including previously or currently: GKN Securities, T.H. Lee Group (for Warner Music Group), Gifford Securities, Tannen Media Investment Fund, Resnick Media Investment Fund, DeLatino Interactivo.Com, Billboard Regional Mexican Summit Advisory Board, InterOp Technologies, Game Over Apparel, L’Arome Parfums, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and others.
Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez-Bajandas is a published and recorded ASCAP and BMI songwriter/publisher whose songs have been recorded by major Latin artists on major Latin and Anglo labels.
His publishing/copyright administration company has had recent placements on film, television, and Internet properties, covers on major label releases, and represents a number of heritage iconic Latin artists and heirs, including the Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Cheo Feliciano, Larry Harlow, Israel Kantor, and Aljadaqui catalogs.
Mr. Rodriguez-Bajandas is a voting and/or professional member of NARAS, LARAS, NATAS, ASCAP, BMI, SHOF, LSHOF, HFA, NMPA, AIMP, AES, Music Business Association, The Spanish Institute.