Our Services

We offer Music Supervision, Licensing, and Legal services.

About Us

Learn About our Team & Culture.

Our Company

The music industry has undergone drastic transformations in the last fifteen years. Fifteen years ago, bands formed and worked tirelessly in pursuit of the elusive major label recording contract. In the late 90s and early 2000s the major label contract was the holy grail, necessary to take artists to the next level.

This is no longer the case. With the proliferation of cheap, high-quality recording equipment and social media, artists no longer need the major label marketing machine and recording advances. Now, it is easier than ever to go the independent route. However, even the most savvy independent musician could use help.

Happy Dog Music provides major label support without all of the strings that come attached to a major record deal. Happy Dog affiliated artists pay a nominal percentage of income for a fixed period of time. Artists retain full ownership of all recording and publishing rights.

Obviously our hope is that you will be thrilled with our performance and renew our agreement, but if that's not the case you can move on with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you still have full control over all recording and publishing rights.

Legal Director /
Matt Cross

Matt Cross

Matt graduated from Ferris State University magna cum laude with a degree in Music Industry Management, Marketing. Matt has designed and implemented marketing campaigns for several major label releases. Matt also worked in music publishing, primarily in the area of mechanical licensing for the National Music Publishers Association / Harry Fox Agency before attending law school at Wayne State University. Matt’s dog, Frank, was the inspiration behind the name “Happy Dog Music.”

Creative Director /
Mario F. Machado

Mario F. Machado

Mario is an entrepreneur with a passion for design and marketing. With years of experience in the field, he has worked with individuals and companies of all sizes to create and customize solutions tailored to their individual needs. Mario has led on hundreds of projects including site designs, Kickstarter campaigns, the launches of social media products and services, and re-branding campaigns for his clients.

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