Cafè Concerto is one of the most important and active publishing companies in the Italian music market.
Founded by Federico Monti Arduini in 1996, over the years it has specialized mainly in the administration and management of national and international music catalogues.
Its staff has significant experience in the administration, collection of rights and research and development of new opportunities such as synchronisations, covers and print licenses.
It is a wholly independent company now run by the Monti Arduini family.
In addition to managing highly prestigious international publishing catalogues, Cafè Concerto is also very active, thanks to its global network, in the administration of Italian publishing companies.
We are very active in the promotion of works administered by us. Thanks to years of work we have created relationships with advertising agencies, music consultants and film companies with which we actively cooperate in their musical research.
Cafè Concerto also actively works in the administration of record repertoires for the collection of neighbouring rights as it is also member of SCF.
For over 15 years he was the general manager of the Easy Listening section of the G.Ricordi & C Publishing Group, one of the most important Italian record and publishing labels in the Italian Music scene and, from 1972 to 1975, he held the position of Artistic Director and Assistant to the Polydor / Polygram Records management.
In June 1996, he founded Cafè Concerto music publishers.
Two years later he held the position of President of EMA, an influential association of music publishers of the time, holding the post for five consecutive years (1998-2003)
He was a member of the Steering Committee of ICMP, the International Confederation of Music Publishers, which deals with, among other things, the protection of Copyright at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
He also held various positions with the SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Society) as a member of the Foreign Committee (1998-1999), the Studies and Reforms Committee (2005) and the Statutes and Regulations Committee (2009-2010). In 2013 he was elected to the SIAE Management Board.
Prior to founding his "Cafè Concerto" publishing company, Federico Monti Arduini was already well known throughout Europe as a musician, composer, record producer and television personality.
As a composer, he has written numerous hits for Italian and foreign artists including "Ma ci pensi" for Mina, “Il primo bacio che darò” for Gigliola Cinquetti,"Dolce amor" for Frankie Avalon, "Dolci sogni” for Santo&Johnny and “Solo Te” for Orietta Berti. The latter, thanks also to the English version sung by Cliff Richard, has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
As an artist/musician/composer, in 1972, under the pseudonym "Il guardiano Del Faro", the song “Il Gabbiano Felice” reached number one on the record charts and in 1975 his composition "Amore grande Amore Libero" came first in one of the most popular music festivals in Italy (Un disco per l’estate), again reaching number one in the record charts for several months. In the same year he was awarded the Telegatto for most popular artist.
He has also written and recorded soundtracks for films including "La Orca", directed by Eriprando Visconti.
He has produced numerous records for Italian and foreign artists (Umberto Balsamo, I Nuovi Angeli, Carmen Villani, Santo&Johnny, Frankie Avalon, Joe Damiano and, recently Mario Rosini, runner-up in the 2004 SanRemo Festival).
As a television personality, over his career, he has been a regular guest on several programs such as "Blitz", "Blu Domenica" and "Il Sabato" and presented the RAI 2 Saturday Night program "Il Cappello Sulle Ventitrè" for two years.