Julio Reyes Copello Inks Global Deal With Sony Music Publishing
The Colombian producer, songwriter and engineer has penned hits for Latin pop superstars Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Thalía and others.
Colombian producer, songwriter and record engineer Julio Reyes Copello has inked a multiyear 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/CEO for Latin America & U.S. Latin] 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. “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 Mexican pop star Carlos Rivera, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, among many others.
The five-time Grammy and nine-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, Sebastián Yatra and more. In total, he has earned 48 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations; he also has more than 10 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.”