Music Business Podcast


Curating and Signing Culturally Defining Artists with True Panther Sounds Founder Dean Bein

Season 1, Ep. 29

In this episode, we sit down with Dean Bein founder of the independent record label True Panther Sounds. The label began in 2004 in San Francisco to release a tour-only 7" and eventually moved to New York where it was acquired by Matador Records in 2009. Artists released by the label represent many genres, including notable acts such as Girls, King Krule, Tobias Jesso Jr., Shlohmo, ABRA, Glasser Slowthai and more. Dean is also a part of the curation board for the Warm-Up MOMA PS1 summer party series. 

In this episode we discuss…

  • What to consider when starting your own record label
  • What types of artist he's drawn to work with and what he prioritized early in their careers
  • What his curation and booking strategy is like for WarmUp Moma PS1 
  • What to consider as artists and managers when it comes to different types of booking opportunities 

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The Future of Livestreaming with John Petrocelli CEO of Bulldog

Season 1, Ep. 88
On this weeks episode we have on John PetrocelliCEO of Bulldog. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Business Administrations major, John landed a job working for Prince. There, he helped the pop legend launch the first artist-owned digital music store as well as a direct-to-fan ticketing platform.While on tour, John would watch Prince do a 2 to 3 hour show, then host a post-show where he would perform for another 3 to 4 hours. John wanted some way to share these incredible experiences with his friends, which led him to his live streaming pursuits.He went on to work for Incited Media which was bought out by AEG. John became the head of AEG’s live streaming department and struck up a working relationship with YouTube to deliver live streams for big music events like Bonnarroo and Coachella.With years of industry experience under his belt, John started his own live streaming company called Bulldog DM. Since then, Bulldog's has become one of the world’s most prolific and experienced streaming companies, providing streaming services to major brands, artists, and sports leagues.As always, feel free to leave a comment or a review on what you thought about the episode on Apple Podcasts or on the Music Business Podcast instagram@musicbusinesspodcast. We’re also very excited to connect with our community on Patreon, We look forward to you joining our community!