Gaby Moreno Signs With peermusic
The bilingual, Latin-Grammy winning singer-songwriter has signed an exclusive global publishing deal.
Gaby Moreno has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with peermusic. Yvonne Drazan, the West Coast Vice President of peermusic’s Latin Division, and Julio Bagué, Vice President of the Latin Division for the East Coast and Puerto Rico, announced the signing.
The bilingual Moreno, a Guatemalan native who lives in Los Angeles, has enviably bridged the English- and Spanish-language markets, performing in pop, bolero and vintage jazz and blues styles with equal appeal. Moreno first gained attention in 2006 when she won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s Song of the Year award, a first for a song in the Latin category. Moreno was an Emmy nominee in 2010 as co-writer of the theme song for the series Parks and Recreation, and was named the Latin Grammy Best New Artist in 2013. Her latest solo album, Ilusiones, was released in 2016.
“One of the things that I’ve tried to do throughout my career is to let my music be guided by what inspires me and not be afraid to push creative boundaries,” Moreno said in an announcement from peermusic. “I want to work with people who value and share that vision, so bringing my catalog to peermusic and partnering with Yvonne, Julio and the rest of their team was a natural decision.”
The signing marks “the culmination of a year-long pursuit and negotiation,” according to Drazan.
“From the first moment I heard Gaby’s voice, I knew that I had to work with her,” she said. “Her ability to seamlessly blend Latin music with American folk is unmatched, and as a songwriter she has a point of view that is at once familiar yet unique.”