The Big Deal Music Group family would like to congratulate all of our songwriters and artists who recently received Grammy Nominations!  We’re looking forward to the 62nd Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020! See our complete list of nominees here: 

Record of the Year

  • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo 
    • Tele co-written and co-produced (Nice Life)
Album of the Year
  • ‘i, i’ — Bon Iver
    • “iMi” co-written by Jeremy Seth Nutzman (Beggars)
    • “We” co-written by Phil Cook
  • ‘Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)’ — Lizzo
    • “Tempo ft Missy Elliot” co-written by Tobias Wincorn
    • “Water Me” co-written by Tobias Wincorn
    • “Truth Hurts” co-written by Tele (Nice Life)
    • “Cry Baby” co-written by Joe London 
Song of the Year
  • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
    • Co-written and by Tele (Nice Life)

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
    • co-written by Tele (Nice Life)

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ — Beyoncé
    • “ALREADY” co-written by Clement Marie Jacques Picard and Maxime Marie Laurent Picard (Mad Decent)
  • ‘Lover’ — Taylor Swift
    • “Cruel Summer” co-written by St. Vincent

Best Alternative Music Album

  • ‘i,i’ — Bon Iver
    • “iMi” co-written by Jeremy Seth Nutzman (Beggars)
    • “We” co-written by Phil Cook

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)’ — Lizzo
    • “Tempo ft Missy Elliot” co-written by Tobias Wincorn
    • “Water Me” co-written by Tobias Wincorn
    • “Truth Hurts” co-written by Tele (Nice Life)
    • “Cry Baby” co-written by Joe London

Best Country Album

  • ‘Stronger Than The Truth’ — Reba McEntire
    • “Stronger Than The Truth” co-written by Hannah Blaylock
  • “Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett
    • “Beer Can’t Fix ft. Jon Pardi” co-written by Julian Bunetta (Big Family)
    • “That Old Truck” co-written by Julian Bunetta (Big Family)
    • “Blessed” co-written by Joe London
    • “Look What God Gave Her” co-written by Julian Bunetta & John Ryan (Big Family)

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • ‘X 100PRE’ — Bad Bunny
    • “200 MPH” co-written by Richard Cook Mears, IV (Mad Decent)

Best American Roots Performance

  • “I’m On My Way” — Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi 
    • Co-written by Joseph Lee Henry
  • “Call My Name” — I’m With Her 
    • Written by Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Ellen Jarosz, and Sara Watkins

Best American Roots Song

  • “Call My Name” — Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her) 
  • “Crossing To Jerusalem” — Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash) 

Best Americana Album

  • ‘Who Are You Now’ — Madison Cunningham
    • “Bound” co-written by Joseph Lee Henry
    • “Dry As Sand” co-written by Jay Bellerose
    • “Something To Believe In” co-written by Ethan Gruska

Best Bluegrass Album

  • ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’ — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
    • “My Own Way” co-written by Megan McCormick)

Best Folk Album

  • ‘My Finest Work’ — Andrew Bird (Produced & Mixed by Paul Butler)
  • ‘Front Porch’ — Joy Williams
    • “All I Need” co-written by Matthew Morris

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Run Home Slow’ — Paul Butler, engineer (The Teskey Brothers)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • ‘The Lion King: The Songs’ — (Various Artists)
    • “ALREADY” co-written by Clement Marie Jacques Picard & Maxime Marie Laurent Picard (Mad Decent)

Best Recording Package

  • i,i’ — Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)
    • “iMi” co-written by Jeremy Seth Nutzman (Beggars)
    • “We” co-written by Phil Cook

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • 1963: New Directions — Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane)


BIG DEAL and GRNDVW partner up!!!

Pat Magnarella Management today announced it has relaunched as GRNDVW and expanded to offer record label and publishing services through strategic partnerships with The Orchard and Big Deal Music. Veteran music managers Pat Magnarella and Graham Martin will serve as co-presidents of the company’s new label and publishing branches, and continue to manage artists alongside longtime colleagues Chris Georggin and Steve Masi. “With the ever changing music landscape, we felt it was time to evolve,” shared Martin. “We want GRNDVW to function as a full-service music company, not just a management company. The ability offer label and publishing services allows us to work with a more diverse roster of artists, both large and small, in a variety of capacities.” “I’m excited to start this new chapter of PMM, INC. under the new name GRNDVW,” added Magnarella. “As managers, we handle every detail of our clients’ careers, so starting GRNDVW is a natural extension of what we already do. I’m excited for our team to start this exciting new journey.”

GRNDVW’s management roster includes: Beach Goons, Courtship, Flor, Goo Goo Dolls, Jagwar Twin, Kulick, Layne, Pepper, Quicksand, Rise Against, SWMRS, and The Story So Far. On August 24, 2018, The company’s released its first full length album, Beach Goons’ hoodratscumbag. In the coming months, GRNDVW is expected to release full length albums from Fences and No Parents.

Over the last two decades, Pat Magnarella has distinguished himself as a visionary manager with a solid track record for spotting talent and nurturing successful long-term careers. He was recruited into management by industry legend Bob Cavallo in 1990, and joined Mosaic Media Group in 1999. Since 2004, he has operated his Pat Magnarella Management company, a full service agency that provides a broad range of management, branding, and marketing services. Magnarella has guided the careers of artists including Weezer, The All-American Rejects, and Green Day, and continues to work closely with some of the biggest names in music today.

Graham Martin began his career at Rolling Stone Magazine in the ad sales department in 2000 before moving to Interscope Geffen A&M Records, where he first served as a Video Production Coordinator, before moving on to the A&R Department. In 2004 he transitioned into management, working under David “Beno” Benveniste at Velvet Hammer Music Management. There he worked for clients including Deftones and Alice and Chains, in addition to overseeing touring and merchandise business for much of company’s roster. In 2010 he was promoted to General Manager of the company. Martin joined Pat Magnarella Management in 2014.

Headquartered in Encinitas, CA, the company’s new moniker (pronounced “grand view”) is a nod to nearby Grandview Beach surf break.

I’m With Her Wins Big at Americana!!

Major congratulations to the lovely ladies of I’m With Her on their win at the Americana Awards this week. The group took home honors for Duo/Group of the Year!! Read more about the ceremony here:

Big Deal inks JV with Ricky Reed’s ‘Nice Life’!!

Huzzah!!! Read more via Billboard below —

Indie publisher Big Deal Music Group has entered a joint venture deal with Nice Life Copyright Company, the music publishing company founded by producer-writer-artist Ricky Reed.

Under the new agreement, Big Deal will administer songs for Nice Life, and the publishers will team up to sign new talent. Already, new signings include writer-producer Tele, who co-wrote and co-produced Lizzo‘s smash “Truth Hurts,” and writer-producers King Garbage, who co-wrote For The Throne track “Power Is Power” by The WeekndSZA and Travis Scott.

“One of the founding principles of Big Deal was the desire to work with close friends to build a home for songwriters and artists,” said Big Deal co-president Casey Robison. “In that same vein, Ricky and I go back many, many years, so to be able to combine our teams and sign and develop new talent with such a close friend is really an extension of the family ethos that drives both of our companies.”

Reed has worked with the likes of HalseyLeon BridgesTwenty One Pilots, The Weeknd and SZA, and was nominated for producer of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards. He’s a close collaborator of Lizzo, who is signed to his Nice Life Recording Company through Atlantic Records, and co-wrote and produced seven tracks off her 2019 breakthrough album Cuz I Love You including “Truth Hurts.”

“Casey and his partners at Big Deal have created an incredibly special, nurturing environment for songwriters and artists,” Reed added. “As I continue to build a platform for new songwriters and artists through Nice Life, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather partner with than my friend Casey and the rest of the Big Deal family.”

And The Writer Is…Season 5 OUT NOW!!

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