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.

Throughout his prestigious career in music for luxury fashion industry, Michaelangelo has held the title of music director for a number of marquee global brands. His most notable tenure was with W Hotels from 2009-2015. Through Michaelangelo’s creative vision, he was able to develop a proprietary entertainment platform that was scaled globally as the brand’s footprint expanded from 26 hotels in the US to 50 hotels across 4 continents. L’Acqua fabricated the many music touch points that have allowed W’s passion for music to become the most poignant way in which the brand markets to and inspires it’s core audience.

In 2015, L’Acqua left W Hotels to launch his creative agency, WhiteLabel Creative. WhiteLabel offers experiential event production, sensory branding, cultural programming and sonic identity development for brands in the luxury and lifestyle sector.

Recently, WhiteLabel has become the entertainment and sonic branding agency of record to develop & launch Richard Branson’s new cruise ship line Virgin Voyages, due to set sail in 2020.

Lastly, Michaelangelo serves as music director for the marquee charities of amfAR “The Foundation for AIDS Research,” Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Unicef and The Prince Albert II’s Global Ocean Foundation, UNICEF, and the New York City Food Bank.

Recently, Michaelangelo has performed with artists such as Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, Robin Thicke, String, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, DNCE, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Charli XCX, Blond:ish, Guy Gerber, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Bono, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Duran Duran, Mariah Carey, Grace Jones, Will Smith, Donna Summers, Chaka Khan, Nile Rogers & Chic, Aerosmith, Dame Shirley Bassey.

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:

Instagram: @lacqua

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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