our STORY

Established in 2017 in Sydney, Australia, Top Dog Group was created as a dynamic, independent, music ecosystem framework - encompassing Artist & Producer Management / Record Label / Music Publishing / Merch / Consulting Services.

Over 3 years of organic growth, the company has been developing a world-class roster of clients and partners across all of the business verticals.

The company’s founder and CEO, Paul Paoliello, has injected 30 years of experience from working in senior/executive roles across Major and independent labels, publicly listed businesses and start-ups, cross continents to build a culture, team and roster for international consumption.

Since inception, TDG has achieved a number of milestones:

  • Tom Jay Williams, the company’s first client had a mammoth first year with a multi- million streamed single “Closure” produced by Freddy Haggstam (The Chainsmokers), completed a number of brand campaigns including for Coke, shot a music video in India in conjunction with YouTube and shared the stage with YouTube CEO, Lyro Cohen at Music Matters.

  • 2017 Toyota Starmaker, Rachael Fahim enjoyed a multi-million streaming first single “Brake Lights” which led to a CMC Music Awards nomination and an EP aptly entitled “Iconic” that has now exceeded 10 million streams across ANZ and the US, which includes a duet with Sony Music artist Brad Cox.

  • The company created “the hardest working boyband” in Australia - Darling Brando, who are licensed to Sony Music Australia.

  • The company represents ARIA nominated producer Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk, Alice Ivy) and multi-platinum, award winning, international Music Producer, Engineer and Mixer Craig Porteils (Guns n Roses, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Shannon Noll, Guy Sebastian, The Potbelleez).

  • TDG launched female country pop supergroup Southbound at a sold out Tamworth Music festival show in January 2020 and their current single “Find Our Way” featuring Shannon Noll is currently the #1 song at Country Radio, dethroning Keith Urban/Pink.

  • The company manages the dynamic Perth based band of brothers Coterie, who are playing to sold out shows and are signed to Island records/Universal Music Australia.

  • Peach PRC is the most recent management client to join TDG, one of Australia’s top TikTok stars who has just signed with US label Republic Records.

  • Australia’s favourite son, Shannon Noll has chosen TDG to help support and steer the next chapter of his career, kicking off with the #1 collaboration with Southbound, a Greyhound advertising campaign and a sold out tour across NSW.

  • While based in Australia, Top Dog Group has established a global footprint by partnering with like-minded and well established industry heavyweights like Kobalt, Believe, Sony Music and Universal Music, taking its artists and music to a truly worldwide audience.

DAVID SIMON

DIRECTOR OF A&R

PAUL PAOLIELLO

CEO

MICHAEL LIFSON

CFO / COO

CHRISTINA GRANT

MARKETING MANAGER

TIM HOLLAND

GENERAL MANAGER

RED DOG RECORDINGS

VENDULKA WICHTA

LABEL COORDINATOR

TEHYA MIRANDA

MERCHANDISE MANAGER

TOMOYO NOMURA

DESIGNER

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