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A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
Pub Crawling
MIKE DEAN FEELS A PULSE
11/12/20

 

Seen taking a break from social distancing are, from left, in front,  Mono Music Group CEO Gary Marella and Apex Martin. Back, from left: PULSE A+R Coordinator Shannon Choi, PULSE SVP A&R Ashley Calhoun, PULSE Co-CEO Josh Abraham, Mike Dean; and Def Jam SVP, A&R, Marisa Pizarro.

PULSE Music Group has signed a JV with hip-hop producer Mike Dean. The first signing is Houston prodigy Apex Martin.

Dean has recorded and mixed songs for Kanye West, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Beyoncé, and many others. After pioneering the Dirty South sound in the 1990s, he became known for his work with West, initially as a mixer and then as a producer. Dean launched his own label, M.W.A., in 2017.

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