CEO – Revelator Israel
Bruno Guez is the founder and CEO of Revelator.
Inspired by the possibilities and challenges of today’s digital landscape, Bruno founded Revelator to enable the digital transformation of the creative industries, and become the best data management platform to serve rights holders and rights managers across the globe - from large organizations, medium sized indie labels and publishers to independent artists.
Born in Paris, France, Bruno studied Ethnomusicology at UCLA and started his music business career in Los Angeles in 1993, after founding the record label, Quango Music Group. Through Quango, Bruno quickly became a tastemaker DJ on LA’s seminal radio station KCRW and underground clubs.
Bruno’s A&R skills caught the ear of legendary industry executive and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and soon after Quango became a subsidiary of Blackwell’s Island Records, later moving to Blackwell’s venture Palm Pictures. Through Island Records, Quango released early music from the likes of Tricky, Sneaker Pimps, Basement Jaxx, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Bomb the Bass and Talvin Singh amongst many others.
In between 2001-2004 Bruno signed and developed breakthrough artists Zero 7 (Sia) and Bitter:Sweet, finding success in digital markets, sync licensing through film, television, and advertising.
Alongside the label, Bruno served as Creative Director for Guy Laliberte’s Cirque du Soleil, crafting the soundtracks of the live entertainment shows. Bruno’s interest in music curation began in 1995 when Chris Blackwell asked him to create the musical experience for his boutique Island Outpost Hotels. This landmark lifestyle branding work continues to this day, not only for the resorts but also Chris Blackwell’s Spotify channel. Over the last 25 years, Bruno’s work in branding and music identity helped define other brands and retail experiences, including luxury eyewear company Oliver Peoples, the Standard Hotel and vintage retailer American Rag.
In 2010, Bruno realized his record label Quango would need new tooling to grow, and saw a clear opportunity to build a better music industry by providing greater transparency in copyright management and royalty reporting. The explosion of data, and the lack of modern solutions would become a challenge for labels and publishers to provide the core services to their artists and writers. If he wanted to continue running a digital music business, he needed to build an integrated solution that would be as easy to use as a web or mobile application – It was time for Revelator to be born.
By the summer of 2012, Bruno had built the foundation of Revelator - a copyright management and data platform for digital business. Today, Revelator manages close to 1 million sound recordings, serves over 100,000 rights holders, processes over 10 billion transactions per year, and generates over 200,000 monthly royalty statements.
Revelator is innovating with today’s cloud-based technologies and distributed systems architecture to build the first truly Open Distributed Platform for IP Rights, by providing greater transparency, scale and automation for the global management of digital assets, rights administration, royalty collections and distribution of payments.