Matt Galle

  1. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peter ...

  2. Moving from Bar Band to Arena Sell-Out: CAA, Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Paradigm, Warped Tour, WME Execs Discuss @ Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 1:36 PM EST What’s today’s pathway from club gigs to arenas? And, for a developing band, is there such a thing as a “traditional” touring cycle? A gang of leading agents and promoters discussed the business of breaking young acts in the live space in The Ro ...

  3. Agents Aplenty at 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference

    October 02, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 13-14 in New York City Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The role of agents in the contemporary touring industry will be explored in depth wi ...

  4. WME's John Marx on Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Gig, Sold-Out Arena Tour Strategy, Not Having Presales (Q&A)

    September 10, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Bruno Mars has not only proven to be a master at creating multiple hit songs, but he’s also solidified himself as one of today’s top live performers. In addition to being named the halftime performer at next year’s Super Bowl XLVIII, Mars re ...

  5. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  6. David Massey Named President of Island Records

    February 08, 2013 10:51 AM EST David Massey has been named president of Island Records, in what is described in a press release as a “further expansion of the Island Def Jam Music Group’s A&R and creative initiatives.” The appointment, which was announced by Barry Weiss, ...

  7. Photo Finish Records' Matt Galle Moves His Label From Atlantic to Island Def Jam

    August 10, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Paradigm Talent Agency agent and Bamboozle Festival co-founder Matt Galle is bringing his Photo Finish Records to Island Def Jam. The label, which Galle launched in 2006, had been under the Atlantic Records umbrella for the last five years, where ...

  8. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  9. Ticket Discounting, Social Marketing Worth Debated As Touring Confab Kicks Off

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Discounting is hurting the touring business, said the first panel at Billboard’s 7th Annual Touring Awards and Conference, and social media can be a helpful tool – even though its actual worth may be somewhat of a mystery. In a recession-plagued m ...

  10. Galle, Ellis Shift To Paradigm Agency

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Booking agents Matt Galle and Andrew Ellis of Ellis Industries have joined the Paradigm agency and brought with them their entire roster of clients, it was announced by Chip Hooper, head of the Paradigm Music Division and Marty Diamond, head of Pa ...