George “GiBi” del Barrio – Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator
Starting at the age of 6 with violin, Gibi began his endless path of musical education. After the violin, GiBi quickly moved to the piano and by the time Gibi reached 18 he also had classical guitar, bass and drums under his belt.
Also during his high school years GiBi studied choral and operatic arrangements while performing in various high school choral ensembles and musicals.
After high school, GiBi started producing his friends in his fathers studio which led to arranging and performing on their demos as well. In the early 80’s, GiBi cut his commercial music industry teeth beginning by working for notorious producer George Tobin at Studio Sound as a second engineer.
GiBi also had the chance to work under heavyweight producer Nic Venet (Beach Boys, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Jim Croce) for a year developing tracks for various projects in 1990. From there through the late 1990,s GiBi continued engineering, producing and writing for artists in styles such as Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Punk, Metal, Pop, R&B Soul, Adult Alternative and New Age.
Then around 1995, a composing opportunity arose when he got the opportunity to be a co-writer for a TV animation series and soon after a series of national commercial campaigns for Dirt Devil. Now in the media composing business and with the chance to follow the family foot steps full-time, GiBi never looked back at the record business. GiBi has been composing music for Film, TV, Music Libraries and now is featuring his service as an arranger for artists around the world.
As the recording industry entered the disastrous tailspin of the internet age, GiBi started presenting new ideas on the new age of the music industry which turned into advice for those who applied it. After realizing that there were more and more people calling him for advice, he decided to open up the music marketing site called TalkMusicBiz.com. TalkMusicBiz is now one of the most visited and revered music industry sites for new artists and indie labels to gain information about the new business model.
So in a weird way, GiBi has brought all the family heritage into focus again by being able to compose music at the same time as teaching the latest music business model. The future focus is to obviously still compose music but also to re-invigorate the family’s music conservatory in Mendoza Argentina and teach the new age of music both in technique and business.