Julio Reyes Copello Inks Global Deal With Sony Music Publishing
Colombian producer, songwriter and record engineer Julio Reyes Copello has inked a multi-year worldwide deal with Sony Music Publishing.
“I am thrilled to be starting this new phase of my creative life as part of the great Sony Music Publishing family,” says Copello, who won producer of the year honors at the 2022 Latin Grammys. “I am very grateful for the belief, respect, and enthusiasm that [Sony Music Publishing president and CEO] Jorge Mejia and his team have shown, which will be essential in order to find new outlets and homes for my music.”
“I have known and admired Julio for many years,” adds Mejia, who oversees Latin America and U.S. Latin territories as executive. “He is widely respected as a musician’s musician, with a deft touch at the piano and a sensitivity as a producer and songwriter, that makes all manner of artists and writers feel right at home whenever they work with him. It is a dream come true, therefore, to finally be able to work directly with Julio, as well as the artists and songwriters he’s developing. I can’t wait for what comes next.”
Reyes is currently working on upcoming releases with Colombian pop star Camilo, Spanish musician Pablo Alborán, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, among many others.
The four-time Grammy and seven-time Latin Grammy winner is widely considered one of Latin pop’s most important songwriters, producers and musicians. Since launching his career in 2001, the Cúcuta alchemist has also penned hits for the likes of superstars Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Chayanne, Laura Pausini, Kany García and more. In total, he has earned 48 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations; he also has more than ten ASCAP awards under his belt.
Aside from his songwriting Career, Reyes founded Art House Records, a talent incubator where he continues to discover and develop emerging artists, which includes Joaquina, Riza, Ela Taubert, and more. Additionally, he partnered with Abbey Road Institute — the first U.S. music production school, and an extension of the music production education program held at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Together, both parties established the Art House Academy & Abbey Road Institute Miami, where they specialize in music performance, music production and sound engineering to develop and educate “the next generation of singer/songwriters, music producers and sound engineers.”