COVID-19 Information for our Music Community

Like you, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our overall community and especially our music community.  We’ve compiled relevant information for our writers, partners and clients to use as a resource during these trying times.  For those experiencing hardship, we’ve included information on how to find relief, from government assistance to various organizations offering aid for those in our industry.  Please stay safe and in good health!

Government Assistance Information
State Unemployment Programs
Small Business Administration Relief Options
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
The CARES Act & NMPA Guide to CARES Act for Songwriters & Composers

Music Community Assistance Information
Music COVID-19 Relief
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Elton John Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Live Nation’s Crew Nation Relief Fund
Billboard’s Guide for Music Professionals Needing Help 
Artist Relief Project
American Association of Independent Music COVID-19 Relief Resources
New Music Solidarity Fund
Sound Royalties No Cost Funding Program

Big Deal Welcomes Daniela Mendez to Team!!

Daniela is an electric life force that breathes passion into those around her. Once she was hired as an Assistant in our Artist A&R department she was quickly scooped up to be promoted to Coordinator of our Pop A&R department where she is an irreplaceable outlet for our writers. Daniela’s talented ear has helped pave the road for sessions by bringing in fresh talent, opening doors for our company. In her year as an employee of Big Deal, she has developed systems within her department to streamline efficiencies becoming a go-to resource for all knowledge of releases and writers.

Before joining our team, Daniela was part of the music industry in her hometown, Colombia. Now she shares her experience and knowledge in the Latin Market with us, constantly thinking of collaborations between both worlds.

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: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/americana-honors-and-awards-2019-winners-brandi-carlile-john-prine-883271/

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!!

We’re are extremely excited to announce that ATWI has returned for Season 5, and the initial line-up of guests has been announced. Head over to www.andthewriteris.com to sign up for the ATWI newsletter and stay up to date on new episodes, give-aways, and other goodies!!