Songwriters Julian Bunetta & John Ryan ink deal with Big Deal Music Group for Big Family Music Publishing

Songwriters Julian Bunetta and John Ryan have signed a deal with independent music publisher Big Deal Music Group to form a new music company together called Big Family.

Between them, Bunetta and Ryan are responsible for co-writing and/or producing dozens of hit songs by artists such as One Direction, John Legend, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Rudimental, Fifth Harmony, and many others.

Based in Los Angeles, the new enterprise will be co-owned by Bunetta, Ryan, Big Deal Music Group and Family Affair Productions, a company founded originally by Julian Bunetta, his younger brother Damon, and their father Peter.

Damon Bunetta and Big Deal partner Casey Robison will be co-CEOs of the new enterprise.

Damon Bunetta has managed the careers of Julian Bunetta and John Ryan for several years now.

He was also the General Manager of Syco Music US from 2014 – 2018, working with artists such as One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Camilla Cabello and others.

Prior to that he was a Senior Director of Creative at BMG Chrysalis, where he signed producer and songwriter Jason Evigan, among others.

Casey Robison joined Big Deal Music Publishing as Partner in 2013, having signed the likes of Joe London, Dan Wilson, Jake Sinclair, Danny Parker, Shungudzo, Steph Jones and Teddy Geiger who Casey and Damon signed as a co-venture between Big Deal and Family Affair.

Prior to joining Big Deal, he served as Senior Director at BMI. Casey began his career at Chrysalis Music Publishing working with the executive team who are now his partners at Big Deal Music Group.

“Big Family will operate out of the Bunettas’ creative complex in Calabasas and West Hollywood, CA, as well as the Big Deal offices in Encino.”

“With Casey and Damon at the helm of this new enterprise, Big Family will continue to discover and nurture the hit songwriters of the future.”

Kenny Macpherson, Big Deal music group

“Julian, John, Casey and Damon have created a very special, incredibly creative community of songwriters who collectively are producing some of the biggest hits in the world,” said Big Deal CEO Kenny Macpherson.

“With Casey and Damon at the helm of this new enterprise, Big Family will continue to discover and nurture the hit songwriters of the future.”

Damon Bunetta added: “We’ve worked with Kenny, Casey and the entire team at Big Deal for many years now and are thrilled to take this step to formalize a deeper relationship with them under the Big Family banner.

“The formation of Big Family ensures that we can continue to do what we love with the support we need to grow our community and provide the highest level of creative service available in our industry.”

Casey Robison added: “Big Family is an enterprise with a creative center that is driven by the most successful songwriters in the world.

“We know that together we can continue to build a creative operation that is unique in the music industry.”

[Pictured L-R: Casey Robinson, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Damon Bunetta, Kenny MacPherson. Photo by Beth Herzhaft]Music Business Worldwide

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