SAN RAFAEL -- Celebrity musician Carlos Santana today announced he is moving operations for several of his San Rafael-based businesses to Las Vegas, effective immediately.
Moving to Vegas are music label Guts & Grace Records, Inc., music publisher Starfaith, LLC and Santana Tesoro, LLC. The latter does business as River Of Colors, and licenses Carlos by Carlos Santana brand clothing, Maria Maria Restaurants and signature musical equipment.
Mr. Santana folded these companies into a new Las Vegas-based corporation, Cristalino, Inc.
The headquarters for the company will remain in San Rafael under contract with Universal Tone Management led by Michael and Maria Vrionis.
"All business records and business to business is moving to Vegas for operation. Management for businesses will be done in existing and old headquarters in San Rafael," said Michael Jensen, spokesman for Mr. Santana.
"It is an honor to be working with Carlos Santana on the next phase of building the Santana brand and strategizing on future projects and partnerships with Cristalino," said Mr. Vrionis. "The environment and energy of Las Vegas are great inspirations."