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Henry Vales
IGR Latin America

Iron Gate Records proudly announces the appointment of Henry Vales as President of Iron Gate Records Latin America, based in the culturally vibrant city of Merida, Mexico. With an extensive background in songwriting, production, and music business, Vales is perfectly positioned to lead the label's ambitious efforts to nurture new talent and expand its reach across the global music scene.


Henry Vales is not only celebrated for his artistic talents but also for his robust academic background in music business. A graduate of Belmont University’s renowned music business program and holder of an MBA from the University of Miami, where the nation’s first music business program was developed, Vales brings a deep understanding of the industry’s dynamics and management. His education has been instrumental in shaping his approach to music production and business strategy.


Throughout his career, Vales has been influenced by notable figures in the music industry, including Professor Al Reed, author of the seminal book, "This Business of Music." Reed was not only a mentor to Vales but also a partner in his first recording studio, where Vales honed his skills and cultivated his passion for music production and artist development.


Iron Gate Records Latin America was established through a partnership between NDB Publishing Group Company and HQ Productions Group, leveraging their combined assets, technology, and market experience to tap into the fast-growing Latin music sector. As the fastest growing sector in the U.S. music market, Latin music represents a significant opportunity for artistic and commercial success.


Operating from Merida, known as Mexico’s safest city, the label offers artists a unique destination experience alongside a suite of comprehensive services. These include world-class recording facilities, music publishing, distribution, social media management, merchandising, and bookings. Vales’ leadership is expected to enhance these offerings, providing artists with the tools needed for both creative and commercial triumph.

IGR Latin America Services & Studios

Introducing Iron Gate Records Latin America: Embrace the Pulse of Mexican Music


In the heart of Mexico, where the rhythm of vibrant culture echoes through ancient streets and modern avenues, lies Iron Gate Records Latin America. A beacon for artists seeking to infuse their music with the soul-stirring essence of Mexico, Iron Gate Records Latin America offers an unparalleled recording experience amidst the enchanting landscapes of Merida and Cancun.


Our Studios

Nestled amidst the rich tapestry of Merida and Cancun, our three state-of-the-art recording studios stand as bastions of creativity and innovation. From the moment artists step through our doors, they are enveloped in an atmosphere that ignites inspiration and sparks creativity. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and overseen by seasoned professionals, our studios provide the perfect canvas for artists to bring their musical visions to life.

Recording Services

At Iron Gate Records Latin America, we understand that every note, every lyric, and every beat carries the weight of a story waiting to be told. That's why we offer comprehensive recording services designed to nurture and elevate the artistic journey. From studio time meticulously tailored to each artist's needs to expert engineering that captures the raw emotion of every performance, we are committed to delivering results that exceed expectations.

Embrace the Experience

But our commitment to excellence doesn't stop at the studio door. Recognizing that the creative process is as much about immersion as it is about technique, we offer all-inclusive packages that extend beyond the confines of our studios. Our packages include not only studio time and engineering but also luxurious local accommodations that serve as havens of comfort and tranquility amidst the bustling energy of Merida and Cancun.

Beyond the Music

At Iron Gate Records Latin America, we believe that true artistry extends beyond the confines of a recording booth. That's why we offer add-on services that allow artists to experience the rich tapestry of Mexican culture firsthand. From guided tours of historic landmarks to immersive excursions into the heart of local cuisine, we invite artists to explore the vibrant soul of Mexico and draw inspiration from its endless wonders.

Join the Journey

Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to expand your musical horizons or a rising star ready to make your mark on the world, Iron Gate Records Latin America welcomes you to join us on a journey of creativity, passion, and boundless possibility. Together, let us unlock the door to a world where music knows no bounds and imagination reigns supreme. Welcome to Iron Gate Records Latin America, where the pulse of Mexican music awaits.

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