Metamorfosis (label)

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Metamorfosis
Metamorfosis Enterprises.jpg
Parent company Warner Music
Founded 2011
Founder Ricardo Arjona
Status Active
Distributor(s) Warner Music
Genre Various
Country of origin United States, México
Location Miami, FL; Mexico City
Official website metamorfosis.be

Metamorfosis is an American record label founded by the Guatemalan Latin Grammy- and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona in 2011.

Background and history[edit]

Arjona has commented several times that he considered the way he decided to go independent raised more compromise than freedom, saying that "Inside the word 'Independent', even when it sounds like extreme freedom, there's a big amount of compromise and the responsibility of being able to administrate, in the best way possible, such independence."[1] Weeks before the release of Independiente, the Guatemalan singer released a letter in which he talked about his past relations with recording companies. In the letter, Arjona revealed that he entered in his first record label by exchange, and that he received the "minimum royalty percentage" from his most successful albums.[2]

Billboard notes that although other groups have decided to launch their works independently after having a contract with major record labels, Arjona is by far the most important artist in Latin pop to follow this trend.[3] On 29 March, Billboard reported that Gaby Moreno, who is featured on Arjona's single "Fuiste Tú", had signed with Metamorfosis, saying, "When I turned 17, I was signed by a very important label in the United States, [...], but I didn't feel comfortable when they told me which songs had to go into production."[4]

Signed artists[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Ricardo Arjona
  • Ricardo Calderón (photographer and film director)
  • Humberto Calderón (also member of Universal Music Mexico)
  • Miriam Sommerz (former BMG executive)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricardo Arjona: Estoy empezando de nuevo y me gusta". El Nacional (Venezuela), 4 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Arjona desclasifica los episodios menos glamorosos de su paso por las discográficas". Emol.com. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Ricardo Arjona sacará un nuevo disco bajo su propio sello independiente". San Diego Red, 7 July 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  4. ^ Aguila, Justino. "Gaby Moreno Signs With Ricardo Arjona's Metamorfosis". Billboard, 29 March 2012. Retrieved on 30 March 2012.