Michaelangelo L’Acqua is an internationally acclaimed, music lifestyle curator, whose 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, fashion and global luxury brands.
Michaelangelo’s career began in 1999, when he and his previous production partner were hired by Tom Ford to be Music Directors of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Michaelangelo collaborated with Tom Ford to create the musical landscape to match Ford’s design collections, across the runways of Milan and Paris. Beyond the runway, they succinctly defined the sonic brand identity of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent by producing Gucci’s branded music compilation and DJing events.
Michaelangelo’s unique curation of the musical landscapes for these major fashion brands led to the creation of Onda, a boutique production company specializing in music production for fashion shows, TV, film and major label records. Founded by Michaelangelo, along with two talented production partners, Onda quickly became one of the most sought after music production teams in the US. Over the next several years, Onda produced hundreds of fashion shows for the runways of Paris, Milan, Berlin, New York as well as expanded their TV commercials credits with major brands like Puma, Old Navy, Cotton Inc.
In July of 2009, Michaelangelo was named Global Music Director for The W Hotel Group. His mission? To create a proprietary music platform that clearly defines the sonic identity of The W as it expands its footprint to nearly 60 hotels in North & South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and by 2012.
His first step was to develop a new music program called “Symmetry”. A multi tiered, globally branded music strategy that includes the Symmetry Live Concert Series in tandem with W’s Symmetry Spin DJ series and a new music compilation entitled “W Hotels Presents Symmetry: A Selection Of Sounds” by Michaelangelo L’Acqua. Symmetry Live/Spin has hosted concerts with Janelle Monae, Cee Lo, Ellie Goulding, Alicia Keys, Groove Armada and Bebel Gilberto to name a few.
Next, Michaelangelo over saw the curation to the programming of The W’s hotel playlists and has produced W’s Global Glam fashion week series in New York and Paris. Past Artist performances featured Roisin Murphy, Yelle, Bebel Gilberto, Jaleel Bunton “TVOTR”, Theophilus London, Nouvelle Vague among others.
In the Spring of 2011 W has unveil their latest offering, W Hotels Iphone App. Michaelangelo has contributed to the music feature on the app by curating 60 world class DJs who are offering exclusive DJ mixes that represent the many sonic moods one would experience in a W world.