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Reservoir acquires song rights of Miami Sound Machine’s Enrique Garcia

By | Published on Friday 26 May 2023

Enrique 'Kiki' Garcia

Reservoir Media has announced a new deal to acquire the full songwriting catalogue of Miami Sound Machine’s Enrique ‘Kiki’ Garcia.

Garcia wrote hits for the band, including ‘Conga’ and ‘Dr Beat’, as well as co-writing several more hits with vocalist Gloria Estefan, such as ‘1-2-3’, ‘Give It Up’ and ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’.

“You never write a song thinking you’re creating an anthem that will be loved around the world”, says Garcia. “‘Conga’ is just that. I’m really excited that Reservoir will be taking the lead with my music and elevating it to the level it’s always deserved”.

Reservoir CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi adds: “Kiki has contributed so much to the face of modern music as we know it. His collaborations with the Miami Sound Machine brought Latin music to mainstream audiences”.

“Embarking on this deal with Kiki marks a notable expansion of our rights in Latin American music”, she goes on, “and is an exciting opportunity to further diversify our catalogue while maintaining our focus on acquiring the rights to evergreen hits”.

After Miami Sound Machine split, Garcia went on to work with Latin artists like Chayenne, El Puma and Julio Iglesias.