Big Noise Music Group is a multi-faceted music company offering artists and creatives a robust playground to develop their careers. BNMG combines a label, publishing division and state of the art recording studio facility in Los Angeles.

The Big Noise Team

Nick Gross

CEO

Nick is an artist, entrepreneur and business executive who began his career producing songs for top names like Zendaya, Ariana Grande and Wiz Khalifa which led to the opening of one of LA’s premiere recording studios and a grip of entertainment companies to back it up. Nick now drums for alternative pop rock band Half the Animal and is the founder of Gross Labs, education based platform Find Your Grind, as well as music enterprise Big Noise.

Jon Cohen

President, Big Noise Music Group

A twenty-year industry vet, Jon Cohen was the co-founder of prominent indie label Vagrant Records, home to such acts as The 1975, Dashboard Confessional, Edward Sharpe and countless others. After selling the label to BMG in 2014, Cohen took over as head of recorded music for North America at the German conglomerate. He left BMG in 2017 to join Big Noise in 2018.

John Feldmann

Head of A&R

John formed notorious Orange County band Goldfinger in 1994 and quickly became an A&R representative for Warner Bros. Records & Maverick Records where he signed The Used, City Sleeps, Story of the Year, and Mest.

He has done production work with Good Charlotte, The Used, Atreyu, Escape the Fate, Panic! At the Disco, Boys Like Girls, 5 Seconds of Summer and Blink 182. Most recently he produced the seventh studio album for Blink 182 titled “California” which nominated he and the band their first Grammy nomination for “Best Rock Album”. Also in July 2017 John was awarded the “Influencer” Award at the Alt Press Music Awards. As Head of A&R at Big Noise, John started the company with the idea to find and produce the next up-and-coming artists and continue his track record of developing successful acts world-wide.

Adam Muhlbaum

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Project Managment

Adam Muhlbaum’s experience in records and publishing spans multiple areas of expertise including marketing, project management and operations.

After graduating from NYU with a degree in Music Business in 2013, Adam began his career at BMG where he worked on multiple #1 albums and singles from blink-182, Janet Jackson, Iron Maiden and many others. After working as the head of sales & operations at Dim Mak Records, Adam is now focused on developing Big Noise and its artists into powerful forces in the music business.

Livia Piomelli

Director of A&R, Publishing

Livia works day-to-day with Big Noise songwriters, producers and artists, creating collaborative opportunities, as well as reviewing and critiquing their new works.

Previous to working at Big Noise, Livia was the A&R Manager at Arthouse Entertainment, home of artists and writers, Jon Bellion and Kara Dioguardi. She was integrally involved in all facets of the company’s operations, including A&R, marketing, management and business affairs. There she assisted in the development of writers and producers, Ingrid Andress (Charli XCX, Matoma, Why Don’t We), Feli Ferraro (Normani), Rabitt (Andy Grammer), Pete Nappi (30 Seconds To Mars, Shinedown), and Mark Holman (Florida Georgia Line).

Jess Furman

Senior Vice President of Sync Strategy

Jess came off the road after years of touring nationally as a musician and established custom music house Sound Revolver in LA where she has produced, written and composed hundreds of songs for other artists, TV/Film series and Ads/Commercial.

Projects through SR have won a Telly Award, Clio Award, and gone RIAA Certified Gold and been featured on everything from HBO to Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and national ad campaigns for major brands. As VP of sync strategy Jess will be maximizing creative sync opportunities on behalf of Big Noise Music Group.

Heather Castillo

Director, Marketing, Big Noise Music Group

As Director of Marketing, Heather’s responsibilities encompass marketing strategies, project management, brand partnerships, and creative digital campaigns.

Previously to working at Big Noise, Heather worked as an Artist Project Manager for the distribution company and record label Amuse. She was integrally involved in all facets of the company’s operations, including artist signings across all genres, project management, marketing, and label relations. Prior to that, she worked at an artist management company as the Director of Talent and as a day-to-day manager for several artists. She also worked in marketing management at Simon Cowell’s label SYCO and previously worked in tour/content production on projects for Kanye West & Rae Sremmurd.

Ryan Shah

Music Coordinator, Big Noise Music Group

As the music coordinator, Ryan works in sync and A&R, creatively pitching music for placements in media and coordinating artist/songwriter/producer sessions for clients on our label and publishing roster.

After graduating from UCLA in 2018, Ryan began his career in A&R at Unrestricted Music Publishing and music marketing at Black Box LA. While at Black Box LA, he worked on all-things marketing and DSP pitching for artists such as JP Saxe, Cody Lovaas, and more. Shortly after, he was the music analyst over at Warner Bros. Entertainment, working to establish a centralized music rights database for the entire film music library.

Amy Monzon

A&R Assistant

As the A&R Assistant, Amy Monzon works alongside Livia (Director of A&R and Publishing) in helping Big Noise songwriters, producers and artists find new ways of teaming up with creatives across the industry to make exciting new projects come to life.

After graduating from Santa Clara University in 2018, Amy began working at William Morris Endeavor’s music department in their headquarter office in Beverly Hills, CA. During her time at the agency she worked for two agents in the International touring space. From learning the business/touring side of the industry, she switched gears and became Coordinator for A&R and Management at Hallwood Media where her goal was to learn more on the creative’s process of music making and development. Amy’s passion for innovation and music is what led her to the Big Noise family. She’s excited to grow her knowledge in A&R, continue to seek and develop new creatives, as well as educate young women everywhere on the possibilities of becoming music industry professionals.

Mare Andrews

Music Coordinator

Mare completed her undergraduate studies in 2019 from University of St Andrews’ School of Business in the UK. In her final year, her passion for music inspired her to complete a dissertation that analyzed the financial shift of the global music market as a result of streaming. Her analysis of the music business prompted her to pursue a Masters in Music Industry at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

Finishing the USC Masters program in May 2021, Mare is currently living in LA where she is Music Coordinator at Big Noise in the Sync Licensing Department. When she’s not in the office, she’s songwriting, at the beach, or watching her beloved LA sports teams on ESPN.

Robert Briggs

Rights Management Consultant

Robert works with the Big Noise team, distribution and administration partners to ensure we effectively collect and account income for our clients.

Since 2019, Robert and his firm Levity Music, LLC have partnered with numerous music creatives and rights owners on optimizing the teams, processes and systems needed to effectively administer music rights around the world.

Prior to founding Levity and working with Big Noise, Robert headed rights management functions at both BMG and EMI Music Publishing, where he helped develop and lead the teams and technology handling rights administration.

Many years ago, Robert graduated from Davidson College and NYU’S graduate program in Music Business.

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We’re constantly releasing new music across multiple genres. Check out a few of our most recent projects.


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