Michaelangelo L'Acqua

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Michaelangelo L’Acqua is an internationally acclaimed music-branding specialist. His commitment to creating ground breaking, innovative solutions for his clients marks a successful career that is highlighted by unprecedented achievements in the realm of music for luxury brands. L’Acqua’s career began in 1999 when Tom Ford called on his talents to musically translate his design visions for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent to the runways of Milan & Paris. That same year L’Acqua’s unique music abilities led to the creation of his boutique music branding agency, Onda, which specialized in original scores for runway shows, major recording label productions and bespoke music compositions for TV & film. Between 1999-2006, L’Acqua became one of the most sought after runway sound designers working with renowned fashion houses presenting their collections in Paris, Milan, Berlin and New York. Additionally Onda became an award winning TV music composition house working with the likes of BBDO, Y&R, Sacchi & Sacchi and Ogilvy & Mather as well as producing major label records for Sony & Universal. In 2006, Onda was dismantled and L’Acqua was requested by Natalie Cole to executive produce her father’s remix project “Nat King Cole, Re:Generations” released on EMI Records. Re:Generations featured will.I.am, Cee Lo Green, Nas, The Roots, Damian & Stephen Marley, TV On The Radio among several others amazing artists. Re:Generations was released in 2008 with critical acclaim. From 2009 to 2014, L’Acqua held the title of Global Music Director for W Hotel Group. In this capacity, L’Acqua developed a proprietary music platform that included music curation, live concerts & DJ festivals, music app development and album compilation series that clearly defined the sonic brand identity of W Hotel’s lifestyle as it expanded its global footprint from 29 hotels to their current 46. Over those six years L’Acqua fabricated the many musical touch points that has allowed W’s passion for music to become the most poignant way in which the brand inspires and engages it’s core audience. In 2015 L’Acqua left W Hotels to launch his music brand agency White Label Music. Servicing music strategy& brand development for Virgin Hotel Group, Morgans Hotel Group, St Regis, Swire Group, Spring Place,`amfAR “The Foundation for AIDS Research” and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. L’Acqua is also the executive producer of amfAR’s charity album “The Time Is Now”, an 80’s inspired covers compilation album to raise awareness and needed funds towards amfAR’s fight to end AIDS/HIV by 2020. Supporting artists on this album include; Mark Ronson, Scarlett Johansson, Aloe Blacc, Dita Von Tease, Phantogram, Theophilus London, Metric among many more. This album is due out September 2016 under Universal Republic Records.

Fact Sheet

Specialty: Corporate events including openings, product launches, fashion shows, cocktail parties, dinners and dance parties. Social events including weddings, birthday parties and other special occasions. Music production for runway shows, compilation CD’s and custom sound tracks. Music programming for venues.

Style: Music is a fluid expression with no boundaries for L’Acqua. He doesn’t think in music genres but rather what music will create the perfect moment for those in ear shot. Whether he is DJing at a mega club in Ibiza or a black tie event in Cannes, he knows the way into everyones heart through his selections.

Client List: Alicia Keys, amfAR, Cee Lo Green, Eddie Bauer, Esquire, Gucci, Janelle Monae, Mark Ronson, The Misshapes, Tom Ford, W Hotels, William Morris Agency, YSL

Social Media:
Twitter: @LacquaMusic
Soundcloud: LacquaMusic


Milan – Gucci Event with Tom Ford
Paris – Yves Saint Laurent Event with Tom Ford
Cannes – amFAR Charity Event at Hotel Du Cap
Berlin – Elle Germany’s 20th Anniversary
Shanghai – Elite Next Top Model Search
New York – Esquire Event at The Double Seven
Barcelona – W Hotel Opening Event
Bali – W Hotel Opening Event
Rio – Concert with Bebel Gilberto
Ibiza – Blue Marlin Opening Season Event
Miami – 1999 Winter Music Conference w/ Ben Watts

  • Last 3 Events Summer 17′


Press Coverage:

L’Acqua has been featured in Time Out New York (March 2012) Most Stylish New Yorkers as well as Blackbook, NY Daily News, The Observer, Guest of a Guest and Billboard.

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