Joan Pattarozzi is a seasoned music and entertainment attorney and business affairs executive. After several years on the artist/producer/independent side at boutique music firms in NYC, Joan transitioned to a series of in-house roles for some of the most impactful brands and entertainment companies in the world, broadening her expertise in many facets of the music business, especially as it intersects with brands, various digital media, and film / tv production.
Joan spent several years at Universal Music Group, handling front-line Business & Legal Affairs across UMG’s Island, Def Jam and Republic labels, before joining Red Bull Media House, in a role created for her. At Red Bull, as the international company’s sole ex-Austria Music Counsel, she shaped and implemented business & legal affairs strategy across all of the brand’s ambitious global music initiatives, including Red Bull Music Academy and RBMA Radio, Red Bull Sound Select, “30 Days” (in LA, New York, etc.), and Red Bull TV’s global music festival live-streaming initiative (which included Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Roskilde and Primavera Sound).
In 2016, Joan was recruited by Netflix to be a founding member of their Music Team. She joined the company as Music Counsel (Production), on the heels of its global launch and as it was transitioning from a streaming platform into an industry-leading film / tv studio and producer of original content. During her three-year tenure, she was a critical part of establishing the role and reputation of the pioneering Music Team within the rapidly growing studio and within the industry.
The most difficult decision of Joan’s career was to leave Netflix in the Spring of 2019, in order to build something of her own. With Netflix as her founding client, her own practice has grown and allowed her to expand her expertise further, while deepening her connection to the pulse of current issues impacting creators, distributors and audiences.