Bruno Guez

Bruno Guez

I'm a long time music producer, Label owner and creative entrepreneur.

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Bruno Guez

Biography

Born in Paris, France, Bruno studied Ethnomusicology at UCLA and started his music business career in Los Angeles in 1993, after founding the record label, Quango Music Group. Through Quango, Bruno quickly became a tastemaker DJ on LA’s seminal radio station KCRW and underground clubs. Bruno’s A&R skills caught the ear of legendary industry executive and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and soon after Quango became a subsidiary of Blackwell’s Island Records, later moving to Blackwell’s venture Palm Pictures. Through Island Records, Quango released early music from the likes of Tricky, Sneaker Pimps, Basement Jaxx, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Bomb the Bass and Talvin Singh amongst many others. In between 2001-2004 Bruno signed and developed breakthrough artists Zero 7 (Sia) and Bitter:Sweet, finding success in digital markets, sync licensing through film, television, and advertising. Alongside the label, Bruno served as Creative Director for Guy Laliberte’s Cirque du Soleil, crafting the soundtracks of the live entertainment shows. Bruno’s interest in music curation began in 1995 when Chris Blackwell asked him to create the musical experience for his boutique Island Outpost Hotels. This landmark lifestyle branding work continues to this day, not only for the resorts but also Chris Blackwell’s Spotify channel. Over the last 25 years, Bruno’s work in branding and music identity helped define other brands and retail experiences, including luxury eyewear company Oliver Peoples, the Standard Hotel and vintage retailer American Rag.