Spain-born independent label services company Altafonte has promoted music industry veteran Álex Schiavo to the role of Chief Artistic Officer, Latin America, US Latin, Portugal & Spain.
Schiavo was previously Altafonte Brazil Managing Director and also previously served as President of Sony Music Brazil for 10 years.
In his new role, Schiavo will be responsible, together with the directors of each country, for the signing of new artists, marketing, content promotion and commercial relationships with digital platforms.
“I would like to thank the founders of Altafonte, Nando and Inma and the Brazilian team for the trust and support.”
Said Schiavo: “After almost three years of a great team work in Brazil where Altafonte has consolidated its position as the loved indie digital music label partner of artists like Gilberto Gil, Criolo, Tim Maia,Tribalistas, Marcelo D2, Hamilton de Holanda, Arnaldo Antunes, Black Alien, Lenine and an entire new generation of stars: Baco Exú do Blues, Duda Beat, Djonga, Vitor Kley, BK, Kell Smith, Drik Barbosa, Liniker, Baiana System, Letrux, Urias, Illy, Jade Baraldo, Majur, Murilo Huff, Thiago Brava among many incredible talents.
“The pleasure of supporting fantastic consolidated and new music labels: Midas, Lab Fantasma, UNS, Gege, Elemess, Mangolab, 999, Piramide Perdida, Toca do Bandido, Braslive, Alok´s Controversia records and more.
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished in a short time and with my new role of CAO at Altafonte, I am having the chance to reconnect with the music, culture, artists, managers and business partners from the entire Americas and Europe.
Added Schiavo: “I personally take the responsibility to help our local teams in curating the great music partners of the new Altafonte with great passion and enthusiasm.
“We are all thrilled with the two new central pillars of Altafonte having music and technology as its core.
“I would like to thank also the founders of Altafonte, Nando and Inma and the Brazilian team for the trust and support and I am excited to reach you all soon”
“Alex Schiavo has the ability and the gift to excite and motivate the people he works with, he is a kind and creative leader who listens carefully to the changing needs of people, artists and labels.”
Nando Luaces, Altafonte
Nando Luaces CEO of Altafonte, said: “Alex Schiavo has the ability and the gift to excite and motivate the people he works with, he is a kind and creative leader who listens carefully to the changing needs of people, artists and labels.
“In his new position, he will be responsible for expanding the collaborative, flexible and transparent culture in all our offices, in addition, he will enhance the international development of all the artists we work with… I am sure it will be very successful change for Altafonte.”
Music Business Worldwide