Leo has been immersed in the world of music from an early age. His journey began in his home town of Lima, Peru, where he developed his musical understanding through singing and exploring a variety of instruments. With the rapid popularity of electronic music over the past decade, Leo’s interests naturally gravitated towards the art of DJing. This ignited his passion for the electronic music business, and seeing the progression of the industry across the world, he knew his talents would be better served backstage.
Moving to Germany at an early age of 19 to progress his studies and be close to the heart of the scene, Leo secured an internship at the revered Artist Alife agency. During his early years, Leo ensured he worked his way through almost all departments and avenues to gain as much experience as possible. Working his way through Accounting, Logistics, Event Production, and Management, Leo found his passion and honed his craft in Artist Booking.
Since being in this position over the past few years, Leo has worked tirelessly to grow the portfolio of his artists and bring them to the global stage. This is evident with the exponential growth in popularity of his artists in the last three years, such as Yaya and Caleb Calloway to name a few. His knowledge and exposure has enabled him to work with more prolific performers such as Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Guti and many more across various territories. Leo is now one of the key team members within the Artist Alife team, with an ever growing portfolio of artists, as well as curating event line-ups for Desolat’s Serán Bendecidos showcases worldwide.
As a guest of Pitch Control, Leo Duarte will share his knowledge regarding artist management and the business side of a DJ career, with insights on his collaboration with artists like Loco Dice or Guti. He will also point out the important aspects that promoters are focusing on when seeking out or selecting their artists.
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