Jerry Ropero was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, until his parents decided to move to Malaga, Spain, when he was just thirteen years young. His love for music
drove him to land a spectacular worldwide carreer as a music producer, songwriter, studio engineer, global DJ (playing in almost every country in the world), and a businessman, leading his own music label "Interlabel Music" which he sold after 14 years of successfull operation, as also his music publishing company which was partnered with EMI Music Publishing during 15 years. With more than 10 million records sold worldwide, composer of over 800 songs, chart positions all over the globe including a number 13 on the Hot Billboard Charts in the USA, number 1´s in the British Dance Charts, #7 in the French Sales charts, just to name a few. And not to overlook his outstanding remixes for artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Modern Talking, Tiesto, Kate Ryan,... He was also behind the follow-up hitsingle of Dante Thomas.
Speaking fluently 5 languages, has always opened him important doors businesswise, but it has also been a great oportunity to have nice and pleasant conversations with great people around the world. He is a real communicator, and a very funny person.
But his entrepreneurial side has always been his other passion. Doing strong deals, either in the music world as well in other industries, being "behind the scenes, "The right investment at the right moment in the right people, is a real talent", he says.
He was always hustling, trading and dealing starting at a very early age: Either at school with the typical candies, as a teenager selling or trading motorbikes and later negotiating his first fees as a local DJ, or even doing side businesses, like when he was doing his compulsory military service at the Spanish army working as a cameraman, he also filmed officer´s daughter´s weddings, baptisms or religious communions, and selling them those little movie productions as an extra income, which was not very legit, by the way.
Even selling books from door to door, cleaning sand tennis courts or working as a waiter has never been a problem for Jerry. He always knew: No cash + no respect = no life!
He always had this in his blood! He was always a workaholic, and still is!
Nowadays, he can count on his amazing team, which consist in jurists, sales executives, IT specialists and marketing experts.
Antwerp: City of diamonds, city of global business
Think outside the box: this has been Jerry´s undisputed motivational drive since he was a young kid. Back in the days, they called it beeing a "rebel".
Try to be different, try another, own way, do not copy, just do things better. Maybe not always the shortest way, but the one with the largest possibilities.
Nobody ever said, that the road to success was going to be easy.
Living in different countries like Spain, Belgium, Brasil, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and Dubai, has always opened his eyes and widened his way of seeing things, of doing deals, respecting people and improving his businesses.
IF YO FEEL YOU ARE DOWN ON YOUR LUCK, CHECK THE LEVEL OF YOUR EFFORT
NEVER EXPECT THE SAME RESULTS I HAVE, IF YOU DON´T WORK AS HARD AS I DO!
Be confident enough to accept your failures - and move on
Respect peoples ideas, get together, create, brainstorm, team up, accept rules, build!
Setting goals, are like setting timelines, milestones.
You need a plan. That´s what business is about.
That is what life is about. Life is a business.