Willy Perez-Feria is an experienced and celebrated music producer/songwriter, specializing in all forms of English and Spanish language pop music! His company name says it all, WillyPop Music+Production.
Perez-Feria is widely hailed as a successful, talented & much admired producer/songwriter who has earned a place amongst English/Spanish music’s most respected, accomplished & elite talents.
In the course of his versatile career, songwriter/producer Willy Perez-Feria has worked with such music giants as Gloria Estefan, Jon
Secada, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, The Bee Gees, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Inner Circle, James Brown, Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandro Sanz, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffet, Celia Cruz, Emanuelle, Tito Puente, Julio Iglesias, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Alejandro Fernandez, Charlie Zaa, Shalim, Robert Blades, Alih Jey, Liliana Marquez, Raul Olivo, Nohe, Morgan Li & many others.
He has also collaborated on production projects with such notable music producers as Phil Ramone, Steve Morales, Emilio Estefan, Rick Wakeman, Jon Secada, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, George Noriega, Tim Mitchell, Randy Barlow, Tom McWilliams, Freddy Piñero, Robert Blades, Zach Ziskin, Kike Santander, Jorge Luis Piloto, Mark Hudson & dear friend, superstar songwriter/producer Rudy Perez.
After earning a degree in Studio Music and Jazz-Vocal Performance in 1986 from the University of Miami School of Music, several of Perez-Feria’s co-compositions with fellow University of Miami graduate Jon Secada caught the attention of re-known music producer Emilio Estefan & that led to publishing contract that launched a long & happy 14 year collaboration between the two. Perez-Feria worked extensively with artists Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada amongst many others as a featured songwriter/producer with Estefan Enterprises, amassing a wealth of experience and accolades along the way.
“I consider the years I spent as a Foreign Imported Inc. (FIPP) writer and an Estefan Enterprises producer an absolute blessing. It was an honor & a real learning experience working alongside Emilio Estefan & the wonderful Gloria Estefan along with my dear friends & superb songwriter/producer/collaborators Jon Secada, Robert Blades & Rachel Perry Taylor. I am sincerely looking forward to continuing my collaborations with all of the great FIPP/UMPG writers & producers in the future.”
Perez-Feria has hundreds of songs on his FIPP/UMPG catalog. Among other accomplishments, he placed a song on Jon Secada’s English language debut album “Jon Secada” & two other songs on Jon Secada’s Debut Spanish language album “Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte” & those albums combined sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. In fact, Perez-Feria has participated in albums that have collectively sold or downloaded an excess of 20 million records.
Perez-Feria has also twice contributed multiple compositions on albums that would go on to win Grammy’s Album of the Year in their respective categories. Perez-Feria wrote two songs on Jon Secada’s “Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte” Grammy’s Latin Pop Album of the Year (1992) and three songs on Robert Blades’ “Encore” Grammy’s Salsa Album of the Year (2002).
In 2003, Perez-Feria signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Universal Music Publishing issuing a new and exciting chapter in his music career. Perez-Feria completed work as a writer and producer on Jon Secada’s album SAME DREAM, contributing the title track & since then he’s worked with multi-talented singer/songwriter Alih Jey on Gotas De Piel, in which he participated in as both songwriter and producer, as well as producing & writing the debut pop song 30 Segundos for producer/songwriter and salsa music recording artist Robert Blades.
Since 2010, Perez-Feria has collaborated and/or placed songs with Niccolle Chirino, Cesar Franco, Angels, Ektor, Daniela Guzman, Raul Olivo, Nohe, Felipe & Morgan Li on recent projects. In 2011 Perez-Feria wrote & produced all 6 songs on the debut EP NO SOY IGUAL for independent recording artist Liliana Marquez. In early 2012 he wrote & produced all 8 songs on the debut EP PHOENIX RISING for independent recording artist Vanessa Di Gennaro. Four of the eight songs on PHOENIX RISING feature the guest vocals of Perez-Feria’s longtime friend & collaborator Jon Secada. The first single from that project called LIKE A ROCK STAR (Featuring Jon Secada) is a YouTube smash hit video (Perez-Feria’s video project production debut) with over 1.4 million views in only 6 months of release & it’s on it’s way to going viral.
Perez-Feria has also contributed 5 songs as a songwriter/producer within the music program IDA (Inspire & Develop Music) led by superstar producer/songwriter Rudy Perez and featuring the mentorship of David Frangioni, Mark Hudson & Jon Secada. First as Director of IDA and recently as an invited songwriter/producer. Perez-Feria has composed & produced 5 completely original songs for young, independent, unsigned artists participating in the IDA Program since 2012.
Recently, Perez-Feria produced an 8 song EP of fun, high energy fitness children’s music called StarCISE for Coach Maxine (Maxine Haber) and wrote KNOW YOUR NAME a new mid-tempo sweet ballad for Miami based singing sensation EnVee as well as writing/producing the smash debut EP of Texas based pop artist Vee Gonzalez.