Pablo Diaz-Reixa (pictured), the Latin Grammy winner known as ‘El Guincho’, has signed a renewed worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
The partnership will also cover any songwriters and producers that sign to Rico Publishing, El Guincho’s new production and publishing company.
El Guincho co-wrote and produced El Mal Querer, the album from Spanish superstar Rosalía that was a worldwide hit last year.
The album topped the charts in Spain, as well as taking the No.1 spot on the Billboard US Latin Pop Albums chart.
El Guincho is an artist, songwriter and producer who has emerged from the Canary Islands.
He has worked with a huge number of respected Latin artists, including Julieta Venegas from Mexico and Javiera Mena from Chile, as well as C Tangana and La Mala Rodríguez from Spain. He has also collaborated with Icelandic star Björk.
The first song written under this deal is Con Altur’, performed by Rosalia and featuring J Balvin and El Guincho himself.
It is currently at No.1 on the Spotify chart in Spain and No.45 on the global Spotify chart.
“I’m very happy to be renewing my partnership with Warner/Chappell and expanding it with their great support to my newly born Rico Publishing company.”
Pablo Diaz-Reiza said: “I’m very happy to be renewing my partnership with Warner/Chappell and expanding it with their great support to my newly born Rico Publishing company.
“Rico aims to showcase the best of the exciting new talent in production and songwriting and will work as a permanent song camp hub based in Barcelona, where all our signees can work together crafting the freshest music of tomorrow.”
“El Guincho is an incredible creative force whose influences range from Afrobeat to tropicália, and dub to rock.”
Santiago Menendez-Pidal, Warner/Chappell Music Spain
Santiago Menendez-Pidal, Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Spain, added: “El Guincho is an incredible creative force whose influences range from Afrobeat to tropicália, and dub to rock.
“It’s been an immense pleasure to support his stellar career to date and I’m delighted that he’s invested his trust in us again.
“And we’re delighted to back his new venture, Rico Publishing, which is sure to be a hotbed of talent.”
On Monday the publisher officially announced the new leadership structure at Warner/Chappell with Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall taking charge.Music Business Worldwide