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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. As head of Pat Magnarella Management (PMM) — a full-service agency that provides a broad range of management, branding, and marketing services — Magnarella guides the careers of some the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including multi-platinum rock bands Green Day and Goo Goo Dolls and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham. In 2010, he launched a sports division, PMM Sports, which is headed by award-winning surf filmmaker Josh Landan. Landan has already signed surf stars Damien Hobgood, CJ Hobgood, Taylor Knox, Dillon Perillo, and Nathaniel Curran to the company’s client roster. In addition, PMM represents several visual artists, including stencil artist Logan Hicks, street artist D*Face, and painter Charming Baker.

Magnarella, who has also represented Weezer, Wallflowers, and All-American Rejects, saw the natural crossover amongst music, action sports, and visual art and expanded PMM to include clients from all three fields, recognizing that running a diversified, full-service entity is an important strategic enterprise in today’s ever-evolving entertainment business. It’s not surprising that Magnarella, who was named “Personal Manager of the Year” by concert trade bible Pollstar magazine in 2005, had the foresight to change things up. Over the last two decades, Magnarella’s involvement in nearly every aspect of the entertainment business has given him a knowledge and experience that are unparalleled among today’s top-tier managers.

Magnarella got his start in the mailroom at premiere rock booking agency American Talent International in New York in 1984 before taking an assistant job in the Rock department at International Creative Management. The following year, he became a booking agent at Venture Bookings, where he represented an all-star roster of ground-breaking alternative artists, including The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, 10,000 Maniacs, Violent Femmes, and Nick Cave. In 1988, Magnarella moved to Los Angeles when Venture Bookings founder Frank Riley merged his company with Triad Artists. There, Magnarella handled bookings for such artists as Meat Puppets, Tommy Keane, and Joe Henry, further building his reputation for developing successful touring artists at a time when the alternative-music scene was flourishing.

In 1990, Magnarella was recruited into management by industry legend Bob Cavallo, whose new company put itself on the map by signing roots-rock band The BoDeans, followed by the Goo Goo Dolls, who would go on to sell 10 million albums worldwide and score a record-breaking 12 Top 10 Hot AC radio hits. In 1994, Magnarella signed Weezer and oversaw the release of the band’s self-titled debut (commonly referred to as the “Blue Album”), which went triple-platinum and endeared them to a legion of alt-rock fans. In 1999, Magnarella joined Mosaic Media Group, which was widely considered one of the industry’s most powerful management/production companies thanks to its music clientele and film properties Three Kings, 12 Monkeys, and City of Angels.

In 1996, Magnarella jumped at the chance to sign pop-punk godfathers Green Day, who went on to release several career-invigorating albums including 2004’s triumphant rock-opera American Idiot, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard chart, spawned three Number One Modern Rock hits, won two Grammy Awards, and sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Magnarella also served as an executive producer for the band’s double-platinum live CD/DVD Bullet in a Bible.

In 2004, Magnarella left Mosaic Media Group to form Pat Magnarella Management. He also took over running Adeline Records, an independent label co-founded by Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. Adeline’s roster includes AFI, The Living End, Jesse Malin, and many others.

In 2009, Magnarella oversaw the May release of Green Day’s Grammy-Award winning gold album, 21st Century Breakdown, as well as the September launch of the stage version of American Idiot. Directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who collaborated on the story with Green Day’s singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the show opens on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on April 20th, 2010, after its record-breaking and critically acclaimed engagement at Berkeley Rep. Magnarella will also oversee upcoming albums by the Goo Goo Dolls, British alt-pop band The Hours, and Ryan Bingham, who won a 2010 Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the theme song to the film Crazy Heart. He will also continue to work with Josh Landan on the development of PMM Sports.

[March 2010]

Source: http://traceypepper.com/publicity-writing/corporate-publicity-bios/pat-magnarella-bio/
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