At the end of 2014 JULIO REYES COPELLO finished production of Ricky Martin’s latest album “A quien quiera escuchar” whose single “Disparo al corazon” reached 3.2 million people in its first week. This is just the latest achievement of the Colombian Producer and Composer who has been behind the most renowned Latin artists, from the likes of Alejandro Sanz and Marc Anthony, to Diego Torres, Nelly Furtado, Kany Garcia, Jennifer Lopez, and many others, in a prolific and successful career that has earned him 5 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, 21 nominations including Producer of the Year in 2010 and 2013, several number 1 hits in Billboard lists and 10 Ascap honors.
“He is a great producer, a master who puts his soul into his productions… I’m grateful to have worked with someone who believes in music and who is truly fearless”, said Ricky Martin about his collaboration with Reyes Copello. And it’s precisely that devotion to his art plus his innate ability to transform the complexity and range of human emotions into melodies and songs what have made Julio Reyes’ career difficult to fit into a mold, mainly because he has walked on paths uncharted by others. No other Colombian has had the opportunity to produce the music for an American TV series (Hawthorne, produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Sony Pictures 2011), conduct and record the London Symphony Orchestra (“Amar Sin Mentiras”, Marc Anthony and “Como Ama Una Mujer”, Jennifer Lopez), produce several of the most important artists in Europe (Alejandro Sanz- Spain, Florent Pagny-France, Reamonn-Germany), United States (Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Taylor Dayne), Canada (Nelly Furtado), and Latin America (Kany Garcia, Chayanne-Puerto Rico, Diego Torres-Argentina, Alexandre Pires-Brazil, Alejandro Fernandez, Belanova, Thalia and Paulina Rubio-Mexico, Duina del Mar-Colombia) all with great success. He was also the first Colombian to compose a music score for an American film in the movie Reach For Me, directed by Levar Burton, which won an international award, and more recently, for the film Love Orchard by director Farhad Mann, released at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Julio Reyes Copello found his passion for music at an early age. He studied at the Javeriana University in Bogota, where he was also a professor and later was awarded a full scholarship from University of Miami to obtain a Masters degree in Media Writing & Production where he held the position of Teaching Assistant as well, graduating with honors. In 2000 Producer Jorge Calandrelli chose him to work on the orchestration of the songs included in the Christmas in Vienna album, “Our Favorite Things”, with Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett, Vanessa Williams, Charlotte Church and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and since then Reyes Copello has only garnered ascending success and respect, which have brought him to become one of the busiest producers of the market today.
In September of 2013 he had just finished producing the award-winning album of Spanish artist Alejandro Sanz, “La Música No Se Toca”, ten years after his first #1 song in the Billboard charts, “¿Ahora Quién?” by Marc Anthony catapulted his meteoric professional career. At the end of that same year he had started work on Ricky Martin’s album while overseeing the launch of his own label Art House Records under which he has already produced and released Latin-nominated artist Juan Pablo Vega and #1 Hypemachine Indie singer Brika. He is currently rounding up production of Diego Torres’ album, which is scheduled to be out in the next few months. The rest of 2015 is almost completely booked too with the production of several upcoming albums by internationally renowned artists. His plans also include the development and release, through Art House Records, of at least two more artists, one of them indie rapper Bogart, by the end of the year.
There is no doubt that Julio Reyes Copello will continue to stamp his mark in the industry at a global scale creating dreams with his music and fostering a whole new generation of artists for years to come.