In the late 1980s, Aprile sold the Interdisc catalog to PolyGram Argentina, where he eventually worked. In 2000, he launched his own label and publisher, Pelo Music, where he released Argentine artists like Miranda!, Babasónicos, Pablo Lescano and Marilina Bertoldi.
On social media, dozens of artists and executives remembered a man who took risks and was larger than life.
“There are no words. I think I was convinced that Pelo was immortal,” Bertoldi tweeted.
Singer/songwriter and producer Alejandro Lerner remembered him as “the only producer who wanted to discover artists, not invent them. He took your dreams and multiplied them.”
“One of my great godfathers and mentors,” producer Toy Selectah posted. “Saddened you won’t be here to give us your advice again. What a tremendous recording legacy you leave behind.”