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De La Ghetto Inks Global Publishing Deal With Peermusic

De La Ghetto
Felipe Loaiza

De La Ghetto

De La Ghetto has signed a global publishing administration deal with peermusic, Billboard has learned. The deal includes his future work and the entire back catalog.

The announcement was made Thursday morning (Jan. 30) by Kathy Spanberger, president & chief operating officer - peermusic; Julio Bagué, vice president, Latin Division, East Coast & Puerto Rico, peermusic; and Yvonne Drazan, vice president, Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic. 

"At peermusic we have always been known to work with songwriters of the highest quality in each genre," Bagué said in an official statement. "De La Ghetto is a consummate wordsmith who brings an amazing singing voice and a unique vision to the Latin urban market. Having been one of the pioneers of the reggaetón genre, whether it’s trap or latin pop, he has always been on the cutting edge. I am proud and honored to begin working with Geezy and to welcome him to the peermusic family."

Born Rafael Castillo, the Puerto Rican artist counts with a remarkable trajectory of over 15 years. He kicked off his career in 2004 as part of the reggaeton duo Arcangel & De La Ghetto before embarking as a soloist in 2006. Throughout his career, De La Geezy, as he's also called, has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Ozuna, and Daddy Yankee, to name a few. His 2018 album Mi Movimiento debuted and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts dated Oct. 13, 2018. In 2019, the set nabbed him a Latin Grammy nomination for best urban music album.

"De La Ghetto launched himself onto the world stage by pushing boundaries in reggaetón and beyond—all while finding unique ways to get his music out to the masses," said Spanberger. "His genre-bending approach, his studio work ethic, and his rapid-fire, ground-breaking cadence have all led to him becoming one of the most in-demand studio talents and collaborators. With Julio Bagué, Yvonne Drazan and our global staff firmly in the corner of this incredible talent, it’s a dream scenario."

Of his new deal, De La Ghetto said: "I am extremely happy to be a part of a company that through the years has dedicated themselves to working solely on success. I know that the union between what is De La Ghetto and peermusic is one that will give people a lot to talk about."

De La is currently making the rounds with his singles "Selfie" and "Feka" in collaboration with Miky Woodz and El Alfa, both of which form part of his upcoming studio album Los Chulitos, set for release later this year.

He now joins peermusic’s impressive roster that includes Chayanne, Victor Manuelle, Chiquis, Mala Rodriguez and Lupita Infante to name a few.

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L-R: Yvonne Drazan, Vice President, Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic; Julio Bagué, Vice President, Latin Division, East Coast & Puerto Rico, peermusic; De La Ghetto; and Kathy Spanberger, President & Chief Operating Officer – peermusic.