Dom Capuano (born Domenico Capuano), is an Italian-born Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter and music producer
He broke through as a producer and songwriter in the mid to late 1990s after crafting a string of hits for pop artists like the Eiffel 65, Da Blitz, the DJ Gabry Ponte and the German Pop Band of Karmah, also has collaborated with several international artists including: Jean Michel Jarre, Kool & The Gang, Laura Pausini, 883, Max Pezzali, Aqua. Zucchero, Nek, Andreas Johnson, Alphaville, Toni Braxton, S Club 7, Busta Rhymes and more…
Dom studied classical music, mainly the double bass at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Music in Turin Italy. He is also a piano player, composer and orchestral conductor. His musical career is splitted into two different ways, the records industry and the symphonic music.
Since the early 90’s has established itself as a composer and record music producer and is considered a “successful composer on the mainstream” (Italian Cit) due its continuous research in experimental sound.
Over the years he has composed and produced many hits record.
In 1993 composed “Let me be” starting up the career of the Da Blitz. (Maximum number 11 position). In 1994 and again for “Take My Way”
As a composer and arranger enters with the Da Blitz repeatedly in the Italian charts with “Let Me Be” and “Stay with Me” which eventually reached the position number 1. The Da Blitz will be in the standings again with the songs “Movin ‘On” (Max Pos # 4) “Take Me Back” (Max Pos # 4), and “I Believe” (Max Pos.#8)
In the 1996 produced the main RMX of “Anima Mia” by the legendary 60’s band of “Cugini di Campagna”
Archived 3 times platinum with over 3 million copies sold in the U.S. (certified RIAA), 2 Platinum and 3 gold in Europe with over 1,500,000 copies composing Move Your Body by Eiffel 65, in addition to other awards, reaching over 10 millions of copies worldwide. He also received gold discs with the Da Blitz, Gabry Ponte, Karmah (2 in Germany, 2 in UK, 6 in Italy including for the single “Let Me Be” from the Da Blitz, 1 France, 1 Spain)
The album of Europop Eiffel 65 was released in US by Universal reaching the Pos #4 of the U.S. charts by selling a total of 3,800,000 copies. Europop was also released worldwide with different record labels including Warner Music and Sony Music.
Eiffel 65 project received good reviews in the US press getting the Grammy Awards Nomination in the 2001, also in the 2000 Move Your Body was performed at the Music Award in Monte-Carlo (France) in front of a VIP hall audience, which was including Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson. In the 2002 few international press identified the market distribution of Eiffel 65 as 15 million units worldwide and over including albums and singles.
In the 2000 and 2001 Dom remixed more the 40 songs for various international artists including “Tout est Bleu” by Jean Michel Jarre which co-produced the song step by step together with Dom.
Dom says that it was a huge honor collaborating with Mr. Jarre and was one of the best satisfaction of his entire life since he studied years before electronic music getting actually Jean Michel Jarre as reference.
Over the years Dom produced also few Remixes for the 883 including, “Come Mai”, “La Donna, Il Sogno e Il Grande Incubo”, “Gli Anni" credited as Bliss Team and also ”Viaggio al centro del mondo" and the hit "La Regina del Celebrità" credited as Eiffel 65.
Between 2002 and 2005 Dom collaborated with Gabry Ponte producing and writing songs such “The Man in the Moon” and “Depends on You” from the albums “Doctor Jekyll Mr. DJ” and later from the album “Gabry Ponte” was extracted the single “Figli di Pitagora” performed by Italian Rock'n’ Roll Legend “Little Tony”. Both Albums were released by Universal Italy and both reached the top of the national rankings.
in the 2005 with Gabry Ponte, Dom produced the band of “Karmah” which experienced some success in several European countries mainly in Germany reaching the top national rank at the pos #5 with the cover of the SOS Band’ named “Just Be Good to Me” which was produced using a sample from the song “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.
In the summer 2007 Dom met the Dari a Emo-Punk band beginning an artistic collaboration as artistic producer and co-writer, and a little later in February 2008 they achieves a success with the song “Wale (Tanto Wale)” signing a record deal with EMI Italy. After the success of Wale with Dari the label Fondazione Sonora/EMI received some awards including: Award of the 2008 Meeting of Independent Labels, The Video Clip Italian Prize in 2008 as" Video revelation of the Year with Wale by Dari which also won 2 MTV TRL Awards such the “Best New Artist” in the 2008 and in the 2009 for “Best Look".
In the 2008 Dom with Dario Pirovano co-written “Non Pensavo” performed by Dari and Max Pezzali.
Dom began considering to consolidate his dream to compose music for flm early in the 2006 starting to improve his skill as composer and orchestrator. He composed the TV theme for “Ninja Turtles”, “You Can Call Me, Giò!” and “Pokemon” and later in 2006 the soundtrack for the short “Calibro 70”.
In 2010 Capuano has produced the “Salentino” Rock band of the “Fonokit”. In the same year he completed his studies of music and orchestral conductor, this gave him the motivation to move in USA to follow and pursue his passion for movie and film score.
At the 2010 Dom was involved on a number of records that reached over 20 million sold worldwide.
After archived the bachelor in music in the 2010 later in the 2011 has moved in Los Angeles to improve his experience and follow his dream as film composer scoring the music for the movie “The Sleeping Warrior” and later in the 2012 the soundtrack for “Solid State” starring Vivica A. Vox.
In the 2013 Dom composed music for TV series including “Lourdes” documentary and “Devil Ride" for Discovery Channel.
In 2014 composed the music for “Beautiful Destroyer” and later in the 2015 Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion directed by Stefano Milla which was nominated as best action movie on several film festivals.
In 2015 scored the movie Branded and produced a bunch of new electronic tracks.
To be continued…
Unique traits: Best Sound for Pop and Media
For the Full List of Credits please visit IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3816365/
by Phil Gorn
Film by Christopher Dorrah Composer
RIchard The Lionheart: Rebellion
Film by Stefano Milla Composer
Film by Phil Gorn Composer
Happily Ever After
Film (short) Composer
Talk To Me
Film (short) by Jonathan Santacana Composer
Il Libro e La Fabbrica
Film (short) by Alessandro Rota Composer
Film by Stefano Milla Composer
The Sleeping Warrior
Film by Chayan Sarkar Composer
Documentary by Opera Diocesana Composer
Dopo La Notte
Film (short) by Viavattene Composer
Film (short) by Alessandro Rota Composer
1 MTV Award 2009 Best Artist Look
1 MTV Award 2008 Best New Artist
1 Certified BVMI Single Gold in Germany for "Just Be Good To Me" by Karmah
1 Certified FIMI Single Platinum in Italy for Quelli che non hanno età by Eiffel 65
1 FIMI Album Gold in Italy for Gabry ponte by Gabry Ponte
1 FIMI Single Gold in Italy for Quelli che non hanno eta' by Eiffel 65
x3 Certified RIAA US Platinum
Grammy Award Nomination for Best Dance Recording with Eiffel 65
1 Certified SNEP Single Gold in France for Tout est Bleu by Jean Michel Jarre
1 FIMI Single Gold in Italy for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
1 Certified ARIA Single Gold in Australia for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
1 Certified ARIA Album Gold in Australia for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
x2 Certified ABPD Single Gold in Brazil for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
x2 Certified BVMI Single Gold in Germany for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
x2 Certified IFPI Single Gold in Austria and Switzerland for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
1 Certified SNEP Album Diamond in France for Europop by Eiffel 65
1 Certified SNEP Single Platinum in in France for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
x2 Certified FIMI Single Platinum in Italy for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
1 Certified ARIA Single Platinum in Australia for Europop by Eiffel 65
x2 Certified SNEP Single Gold in France for Move Your Body by Eiffel 65
x2 FIMI Album Gold in Italy for Eiffel 65 by Eiffel 65
1 FIMI Single Gold in Italy for Stay With Me by Da Blitz
1 FIMI Single Gold in Italy for Let Me Be by Da Blitz
Conservatotory of Music Turin G.Verdi
Institut Musical de la Vallée d'Aoste, Bachelor in Music