Roberto Mancinelli (A&R)

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Roberto Mancinelli (born 12 June 1970 in Benevento) is an Italian A&R executive, record producer and writer.

Throughout his career, he worked with many Italian artists like Franco Battiato,[1] Gianna Nannini, Vinicio Capossela, Laura Pausini, Irene Grandi, Paolo Conte, Mina, Adriano Celentano, PFM, Nomadi, and Nek.

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Early career[edit]

Born in Benevento, Mancinelli grew up in Castelvenere. In 1988 he made his radio debut, working at Radio Telesia. A year later he moved to Bologna, where he attended DAMS [it] at the University of Bologna.[2] While a student, he worked as a DJ in some local venues and started collaborating with Punto Radio, Telemontecarlo and Videomusic.[2] In 1991 he became music programming manager at Radio Kiss Kiss and moved to Napoli.[3] In 1993 he moved back to Bologna, and the following year he started writing reviews for the music magazine Rockstar.[2]

A&R executive[edit]

1995 saw his debut in the recording industry: he started working in the promotion department of Flying Records. In 1996 he became the A&R of CGD.[4] In 2000 he became A&R of S4 Records. In 2002 he founded another label, C&C Progetti Discografici.[4] In 2006, along with Fabio Canino, he wrote Raffabook, dedicated to Italian singer, actress and television presenter Raffaella Carrà.[5] Since 2007 he has been the A&R of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Italy. In the following years he worked with Gianna Nannini, Giovanni Caccamo,[2] Sonohra, Karima, Nek, Virginio.[6][7] In 2014 he moved to New York City, where he acts as Consultant Italian Portfolio for Sony/Atv.[8][9][10] In 2015 he won the prestigious FIM Award.[11]

In 2017 he founded the record label I Mean Music & Management[12]. The first artist produced by the label is the young singer-songwriter Braschi, who took part at the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 in the "Nuove Proposte" section, with the song "Nel Mare Ci Sono I Coccodrilli".[13][14]

In october 2017 he joined Sugar Music Publishing's team, signing Alessandra Flora – one among the most prominent new songwriters in Italy whose songs appear on Gianni Morandi, Raf, Malika Ayane and Nina Zilli[15].

Books[edit]

  • Raffabook (2006)

Awards[edit]

  • FIM Award (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ s.r.l., Rockol.com. "√ Franco Battiato firma un contratto di amministrazione editoriale con Sony/Atv".
  2. ^ a b c d "Sanremo, nuovo colpo del castelvenerese Mancinelli". 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ "L'Italian Sound viaggia dal Sannio a New York, Mancinelli: "La nostra nuova musica è nella Grande Mela"".
  4. ^ a b "FIM 2015 – Fiera di Genova". fiera.ge.it.
  5. ^ "Raffabook – Fabio Canino – Roberto Mancinelli – - Libro – Sperling & Kupfer – I fuoriclasse – IBS". ibs.it.
  6. ^ "Roberto Mancinelli: "Per scrivere una bella canzone? Serve l'urgenza di raccontarsi" – Tgcom24". Tgcom24.
  7. ^ "Un ponte tra Milano e New York per la musica di domani". Corriere della Sera. 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Alla scoperta di Roberto Mancinelli".
  9. ^ "Italiany.us : Roberto Mancinelli".
  10. ^ "Roberto Mancinelli: il discografico della SonyAtv al FIM". 27 April 2015.
  11. ^ Giannini, Mela (24 April 2015). "Il discografico Roberto Mancinelli premiato ai FIM AWARDS 2015".
  12. ^ http://letsgodigging.it/2017/10/30/intervista-a-roberto-mancinelli-non-pensare-di-essere-credibile-se-racconti-storie-del-queens-o-del-bronx-e-va-bene-cosi-le-influenze-fanno-bene-lo-scimmiottare-cose-non-nostre-e-sempre-pericolo/
  13. ^ "Sanremo 2017: a New York l'anteprima del cantautore Braschi".
  14. ^ Mei, Lorenzo (13 March 2017). "La conquista dell'America".
  15. ^ http://www.rockol.it/news-680036/sugarmusic-contratto-alessandra-flora-imean-roberto-mancinelli

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