Robi 'Draco' Rosa signs with SESAC

Robi 'Draco' Rosa signs with SESAC

Robi 'Draco' Rosa signs with SESAC

Los Angeles [date] - SESAC, the most progressive performing rights organization in the United States and Puerto Rico, is proud to announce the signing of the Latino singer, songwriter and producer Robi 'Draco' Rosa.

"We are very honored and pleased that Robi 'Draco' Rosa has joined our incredible roster of affiliates," says JJ Cheng, Vice President of Writer and Publisher Relations at SESAC Latina. "Draco is a multifaceted talent who has had a great success as an artist, composer, producer and entrepreneur." He has established a reputation as a great musician. > Meanwhile, Draco notes that he found out about SESAC when he discovered that Bob Dylan is one of our affiliates. For Draco, this was ample proof that "this is an organization with very serious songwriters," and made him realize that he "wanted to be here, too."

Born on Long Island and raised in Puerto Rico , Draco experienced fame and adulation at a young age as part of the classic lineup of Menudo. Upon leaving the group in 1987, I moved to Rio de Janeiro where I worked hard to hone his talents as a writer and a musician. Later, he returned to New York, carving out a new member of the alt-rock group Maggie's Dream, which opened for such 1990s legends as Black Crowes and Faith No More. Upon concluding that project, I journeyed to L.A. to pursue interesting acting opportunities - his filmography includes a starring role in Salsa: The Motion Picture.

Already respected as a fascinating and engaging artist, Draco in 1999 came full circle, teaming up with his former bandmate Ricky Martin to help him launch his crossover career into English-language stardom. Draco co-wrote and co-produced Martin's legendary hit Livin 'La Vida Loca which propelled Martin's album to No. 1 in Billboard and sales of over 20 million units worldwide. Draco also worked on Martin's followup CD Sound Loaded (2000), producing four songs, including the smash single "She Bangs."

Draco's independent spirit led him to seek release from his contract with Sony. "Vino," released in October 2008. Draco considers "Vino" to follow up to Vagabundo. Draco: Limited Collector's Edition, along with "Live Theater" DVD. "Live Theater" garnered 2 Latin Grammy® nominations and 1 Latin Grammy® win for "Best Rock Vocal Performance".
Draco went back to his roots in 2009 with the release of "Love Vincit Omnia" (Love Conquers All). A collection of songs with a heavy influence of Puerto Rican folk music. Draco continued his career as a major creative force in Latin music, and recorded an acclaimed album of duets for the 2012 release featuring "The Best of Latin Rock Alternative Album."

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his collaborations with Calle 13, Tego Calderón, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Rubén Blades, Maná, José Feliciano, Enrique Bunbury, Andrés Calamaro, Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, Shakira, Romeo and Mima. >

Recently, Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades, Draco performed a series of sold-out concerts at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

With a selective policy of affiliation that is unique in the industry, SESAC represents the best composers and publishers. In so doing, SESAC has built a repertoire of quality that covers all genres and the most popular music of today. Artists affiliated with SESAC include such icons as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Swizz Beatz, Nate "Danja" Hills, Lady Antebellum, Bryan Michael Cox, Mumford & Sons, Rico Love, RUSH, Cassandra Wilson, MGMT, Alice In Chains, and many more. SESAC Latina represents such prestigious artists as Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Samo, Reik, Jencarlos Canela, Joey Montana, Aleks Syntek, Fonseca, among many others.

Established in 1993 , SESAC Latina is the Latin music division of SESAC, a service organization created to assist both the creators of music and music users through timely, efficient royalty collection and music licensing. One of only three performing rights organizations recognized by the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, SESAC was founded in 1930 and is the nation's second oldest and fastest growing PRO. SESAC maintains a diversified repertory that includes the best of Adult Contemporary, R & B / Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Country, Gospel, Dance, Classical, New Age, Music for Film and Television, and, of course, Latin music. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London.