RichMusic announced today (Oct. 11) the signing of four new artists to the indie label’s roster including Colombian producer Animal, the label’s first female signing paopao from Puerto Rico, producer and songwriter Symon Dice, up-and-coming Argentine singer Thyago.
Representing a wide range of genres — from reggaeton to Latin trap, dembow and alternative pop — the new class joins a RichMusic roster that includes hitmaker Dimelo Flow, Sech, Justin Quiles and Dalex.
“We are beyond excited to be bringing in this new wave of talent. Each one of them brings their own unique brand of raw talent, musical prowess, and passion for their craft,” said Josh Mendez, CEO and co-founder of RichMusic, in a statement. “They inspire us to keep dreaming and to think bigger, and we can’t wait to show their talent to the world and grow along with them.”
Among the new signees, Thyago and paopao are part of the 150 creators selected to participate in the first-ever TikTok Latinx Creatives accelerator program, which was launched in an effort to help further grow the Latinx creative community on the platform with a focus on nurturing and developing Latinx creators and music artists.
Rich Music, the Miami-based independent record label, was founded by father and son Richard and Joshua Mendez along with their family member Jim Aquino in 2007. Most recently, Josh Mendez was named one of Billboard’s 2021 Latin Power Players where he shared his advice to young artists.
“You have to be able to write your own music and be confident in a room full of other creatives to stand out,” he explained. “Also, it’s very important to find the right team that believes in your dreams and shares your same goals.”