Son of Nelson Abrantes, bossa-nova musician and writer, and great-grandson of José Potyguara, one of the greatest novelist writers in Brazil, Felisberto Abrantes Neto, artistically known as Beto Byron started to play classic acoustic guitar when he was 12 years old. Since his father was musician, he had the opportunity to get music lessons with his father’s friends, a few of greatest names in Brazilian music. The world famous jazz keyboard player Antonio Adolfo was one of them.
Despite his participation in 3 pop-rock bands, Warlock, FM and Banzay, his professional career in music started in 1992, when he recorded and produced his first pop-romantic solo album to BMG Ariola records company. In 1993, Beto was nominated for Best New Artist for his album on the prominent Brazilian music award, today's Prêmio da Música Brasileira.
After that, Beto started to compose in partnership with major MPB names like Paulo Sergio Valle, Cesar Lemos, Ed Wilson and others. Beto also worked as producer, sound engineer, musician and arranger for great names of MPB,
In 1998, Beto, that was tired of seeing static websites (first ones), mainly the musician websites that couldn’t have music at that time, Beto Byron started to research for tools to produce multimedia content using computer software. That means he wanted to find a way to start using music and video on the internet websites. Then he found a company from California called Macromedia that had created a software package that could change the history of websites in Brazil forever. His vision was that this could change the Brazilian multimedia productions market, and he knew that Macromedia was starting their world professional certification program.
In 1999, he was a pioneer when, through the Instituto Infnet University, he became the first Macromedia certificated professional in Brazil. After his certification, he was invited to be one of the Instituto Infnet instructors. At that time, he taught the Macromedia technologies to the multimedia teams of the biggest companies in Brazil. After that, Beto Byron worked in Instituto Infnet as an academic coordinator until he was invited by Macromedia channel manager Jose Roberto Santos to be Macromedia’s first official speaker and technology evangelist in Brazil, and that way spread the new technologies through the country. Beto also became a member of macromedia USA developers board, where he suggested new features for the developers of upcoming software versions, and the Macromedia Brazilian official newsgroups (virtual community) moderator.
In the beginning of the year 2000, another company landed in Brazil and invited Beto to make their first professional certification program, and this way he became the first audio and video streaming technology producer certificated professional in Brazil. It was Real Networks. (Real Networks is today the owner of RDio app).
Since then, the websites in Brazil were never the same again. Through his pioneer work with music, video and internet, Beto Byron has been influencing new generations of music and interactive media students for decades. It was also through Beto Byron’s training and influence, that many of his students became the most outstanding professionals in the field in his country.
In 2002, Beto released his new album “Antes e Depois” by Line Records (the biggest gospel music record company in Brazil). The single "Antes e Depois", same name of the album, composed by Beno Cesar e Solange de Cesar reached the first place on “Rede Aleluia” (Hallelujah Network is part of Record TV conglomerate and it is the biggest gospel radio network in Brazil with 184 radio stations). The album had 7 Beto Byron compositions.
In the year of 2002, Beto became member of SBACEM. Sociedade Brasileira de Autores, Compositores e Escritores de Música.
For that album, in 2003, Beto Byron was nominated twice for the greatest gospel music award in the country called Troféu Talento (Talent Award). As best new gospel artist and best POP-ROCK album.
In the years of 2001, 2002 and 2003, as a collaborative consultant, Beto Byron has created Syllabus content to UniverCidade University post graduate courses.
In the year of 2005, for his work as manager of the Macromedia newsgroups in Brazil, he was invited by UniverCidade as an authority on interactive media field to participate of the UniverCidade debate TV Show.
In the years of 2005, 2006 and 2007, Beto was repeatedly invited by Maria Alice Langoni, ESPM University Coordinator to be the professor of interactive media production in the former PORTFOLIO (Now Portfolio 360) postgraduate course of ESPM university, where he taught students and the internal team of graduation course professors.
Still in 2006, Beto Byron was invited by the outstanding music producer Jose Henrique Costa, AKA “Zé Henrique”, one of the most awarded producers in Brazil, and one of the owners of Yahoo Studios, to integrate their producer’s team. Since 2006 Beto Byron has started a solid partnership with Yahoo Studios. In almost 3 decades, Yahoo Studios team has already worked on more than a hundred cds and dvds for the most established Brazilian artists and was already awarded with 3 Latin Grammys, 10 diamond records, 1 triple platin record, 1 platin record and 10 gold records.
In 2009, Beto Byron re-recorded the song “Londres”, that time in English and called “London” to participate on a CD with some of the most famous artists in the world. Kenny Rogers, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Anointed, Jaci Velasquez and Brian Duncan were a few of the names.
In 2013, Beto Byron got his first book publishing contract with Saraiva Editora. Saraiva is the biggest publishing company in Brazil, with the biggest brick and mortar stores network in the country.
In 2016, he was invited to became a music columnist for the biggest gospel news website in Brazil. GospelPrime website has more than 3.5 million accesses per month.
In 2016, he became Latin Grammy Academy Voting Member and Gospel Music Association (Dove Awards) Voting Member.
In 2016, he became a Universal Music Publishing business partner, opening his own music publishing company called ATNA, administrated on a partnership with Universal Music.
In 2016, Beto was invited by UBC as a streaming specialist to write music articles to their website.
In 2017, he left SBACEM and became a UBC member. Uniao Brasileira de Compositores is the most crowded music composer association in Brazil.