Renowned Producer Rafa Arcaute signs with SESAC Latina
Nominted for Producer of the Year in the 14th Latina GRAMMY® Edition
A multitalented virtuoso known for consistently delighting Latin music fans, Rafa Arcaute has won 10 Latin GRAMMYs® and one Recording Academy GRAMMY®. His production credits include Calle 13 and many other artists. He’s also a multi-instrumentalist and a respected songwriter. Now, Rafa Arcaute has signed with SESAC Latina, which is representing his songs’ public performing rights in the United States.
This well-educated maestro received a bachelor’s degree in contemporary composition in his native Argentina. He creates music with a passion that he describes as “uncontrollable.” His talent has allowed him to “make a living from music, with music and for music.”
Before producing Calle 13 and Diego Torres, and receiving the most Latin GRAMMYs® of any composer in 2011, Arcaute got his big break with the late Argentine rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta. Arcaute worked on five of his albums, and received his first producer credit from Spinetta. “By his side, I’ve gone into every area of music.”
He’s also served as producer, musician and engineer on albums by Andrés Calamaro, Babasónicos and Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, among others. He’s now working with the group Bosnian Rainbows (ex Mars Volta), the most eclectic and international project of the moment. Recording sessions for the group’s second album are underway in Hamburg, Germany.
Arcaute was also tapped by Cris Morena to produce the soundtrack for the successful Argentine TV series Aliados, for which he co-wrote with more than 20 of the most prestigious composers in Latin America.
Soaring above genre labels, Arcaute says he prefers “to try to make good music, combat prejudices and work with honesty and respect towards the music and the artist, because the question of genre hardly matters.”
“We feel proud that such an eclectic and innovative creator as Rafa Arcaute has joined our family of composers, because he’s a talent with vast artistic reach,” remarked SESAC Latina’s Vice President J. J. Cheng. “He’s a true maestro who contributes the best of his creativity in many musical genres. This is proven once again by his Producer of the Year nomination in the 14th Latin GRAMMY® Edition.”