Chandrika Anna Merzari
Maya Sound Founder
Prior to launching Maya Sound, Bologna born music industry executive Chandrika Anna Merzari, was an exclusive consultant to Virgin Records and has been involved in campaigns for local and international artists such as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Mariah Carey, Iggy Pop, Henry Salvador, David Byrne, David Sylvian, Lenny Kravitz, Manu Chao, Janet Jackson, Skunk Anansie, Jarabe de Palo, Chemical Brothers, Cassius, Lene Marlin, Air, Richard Ashcroft, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Harper, Kings of Convenience, Kelis to name but a few.
In particular, for Planet Funk, Gabin, Placebo, Manu Chao, and Kings of Convenience, Annina played a crucial part in establishing them in the Italian scene.
She then took a sabbatical, spending some years abroad, leaving Milan, first for NYC and then Paris. Having returned to Italy, more determined than ever, Anna co-founded the Surya Musica label, where Jutty Ranx and Milky Chance were launched, and teenage radio phenomenon Radio Imaginaria Media Hub, later sold.
Anna now lives in the Holy Valley of Saint Francis of Assisi, near Rome. Immersed in nature, she has founded Maya Sound, which embodies her philosophy and vision.