Our history

Our story is the story of passionate people, who would not understand life without music.

The inspiration

In 2006, Nando Luaces and Inma Grass had an inspiration linked to music.

It was not a chord. It wasn’t a lyric. Nor a chorus.

It was something that was going to revolutionize everything that had gone before: digital music distribution.

Inspired by the digital revolution that was growing around the world, in 2006 they decided to invest in developing the first Spanish technology necessary to distribute music digitally.

The first notes

But it was not a random choice motivated by a percentage of profitability.

Nando and Inma were already part of the music industry. They already lived, felt and loved music above all things.

Nando had founded BOA in 1993, the first independent company to specialize in hip-hop in Spanish. Inma, on the other hand, had more than 10 years of experience in multinational record companies.

And it is their love of music that led them to continue researching and evolving.

More than an investment, it was a vital necessity.

On the road

All this passion mixed with inspiration, vision, anticipation and luck, led to the foundation of Altafonte in 2011.

The first digital music distributor in Spain.

And, surely, the only one in the world that combines technology with a true knowledge and love for music, with large doses of social and environmental awareness, commitment and human values.

There couldn’t be any catchier lyrics.

Altafonte today

Altafonte is one of the fastest growing independent music and technology companies in the world and a leader in Latin America. We distribute the music produced by our artists to more than 155 music platforms and services worldwide.

Altafonte partners with labels and artists, making us strategic partners for musicians to develop their careers to the fullest worldwide.

We represent some of the most established and recognised artists in our markets and help emerging young talent reach a global audience.

We select our partners so that we can be sure we are offering them the best possible service. We work with each artist on an individual basis, dedicating all our effort, time, knowledge, outreach and support.

With 16 offices in Iberia, Italy, USA and LATAM and a team of over 100 people, Altafonte is a music-tech company that is building local businesses and investing in people who have a deep knowledge, presence and relationships with the music scene in each location.

We are part of the music ecosystem in each market. Our team enjoys a company culture focused on learning, improving and adapting to change with integrity, transparency, innovation, humility and honesty, in an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, community, equality, diversity, talent and ethics.

Nando Luaces / CEO

“We are focused on continuing to act as agents of change… making a real difference in the global music industry, where transparency and trust are necessary. We focus on building a global audience for the artists and labels we work with. We adapt to change with humility and honesty.

We create connections and share knowledge. We value cultural diversity and are committed to inclusion, gender equality, collaboration, friendship and ethics. We are conscious of the impact of our actions and offer real solutions for responsible, sustainable and just progress. We are very proud of all our achievements and look forward to continuing to evolve”.

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