Byron Brizuela is best known as a pioneering record producer, songwriter, composer, remixer and music entrepreneur. His work encompasses an array of musical styles, media formats and genres. Since 1992, his company Brizz Productions, based out of Los Angeles, has been at the center of the Latin music scene. Byron has written, produced, and remixed music that has earned him platinum and gold records, Billboard Music Award, and an adoring fan base. His music has been featured in major motion pictures, hit television shows, and radio commercials world wide.
From an early age, Byron has been driven by the principles of the American Dream, patience, persistence, and perseverance. Byron came to America at the age of five. Growing up in a non-English speaking home in Los Angeles, he had to overcome adversity by focusing on academics, athletics and music. In high school, he explored music as a musician, DJ, event promoter and a rapper. From this experience, he gained valuable insight and acquired the skills that have made a difference in his career. In college he studied marketing and business administration at California State University of Los Angeles and took a music business course at UCLA.
In 1992 he began working with local L.A. artists, rappers and musicians; producing music demos and at the same time expanding his creativity and business instincts. In 1997, Byron began working with major music labels as a music producer. He remixed hit songs for artists like Enrique Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Marco Antonio Solis, Juan Gabriel, Laura Pausini, AB Quintanilla, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Kumbia Kings, and Alejandro Sanz.
Byron starred in a national TV commercial for Jose Cuervo Tequila called “Si Se Puede” in 1999. With this commercial, he earned a creative hat trick. First, he wrote and produced the music and lyrics. Second, he recorded the rap and finally he starred in the television commercial. His musical sound earned him endorsements deals from music companies like Korg, Marshall, Vox, Steinberg Cubase, and Native Instruments.
Byron has directed, produced, and written radio jingle campaigns for “A List” companies such as Univision Radio (KLOVE 107.5 FM, Los Angeles), CBS Radio (Mega 101 FM, Houston), Clear Channel (ViVa 107 FM Atlanta), Entravision Radio (Superestrella 107.1FM, Los Angeles) and Bustos Media (La Gran D Radio Network).
Byron has launched several successful Latin music libraries for industry giants: Warner Chappell Music Production, Groove Addicts, Megatrax, TM Studios, and Beats From The Streets. He has composed more than 1000 songs for these music libraries establishing them as premier music sources for authentic Latin music in the world. Power house Spanish Television networks such as, Univision Communications, Telemundo Networks, Fox Sports, Televisa, and Azteca are frequent users of Byron’s music.
Over the years Byron has earned various awards and accomplishments. In Mexico he won “Canción Social del Año” awarded by La Academia Nacional de la Musíca y del Consejo de la Comunicación de Mexico, for the song “La Cima” co-written with Claudio Yarto of Calo fame. In 2014, a leading publisher of educational media in Germany published Byron’s socially charged song “Vecino” written for rapper Jae-P in a Spanish learning DVD. The lesson plan includes listening and discussing the theme of the song which deals with immigration issues.
In 2002, Byron helped establish a new music genre called Urban Regional, which is the blending of Mexican and Hip Hop culture. Because of his expertise in this field he gets the opportunity to produce artists for several major labels like Univision Records, Universal Latino, Fonovisa, and Capital EMI. He achieved multiple RIAA Gold & Platinum certifications for producing and songwriting in this new genre. He also received the prestigious Billboard Music Award for producing Best New Artist of the year. In 2004, Byron was given the opportunity to produce a Latin Urban TV show called “Strictly Raza” for the trendy LATV Network. The show highlighted inspirational stories about Latinos in the United States from various walks of life.
Byron launched an indie music label called Rize High Records which focuses on releasing cool hip Latin music. Since it’s inception in 2007, he released records from Latin rap sensations like, Flakiss and Skeey. Also released the first Norteño concept album, each song are intertwined and thematically connected by Los Famosos del Norte. Other releases include, Rap instrumentals by Beats From The Streets and holistic Spanish music by Los Misioneros Del Bienestar.
Today Byron continues to work with artists, musicians and companies that are at the forefront the Latin music scene. Stay tuned for more.