Muddy Paw PR

Meet the Muddy Paw Family

Angela Mastrogiacomo
Founder/CEO: Boston, MA
After founding music blog Infectious Magazine in 2009, Angela soon found herself completely immersed in the world of music. After 5 years fielding press releases, coordinating artist coverage, and managing a team of 10-15 writers, she took her love of developing emerging artists to the next level with the launch of Muddy Paw PR in 2014. She now works with a roster of passionate, driven artists, and a team of talented go-getters that make the Muddy Paw family a tireless, thriving, spirited force. She has spoken on panels at SXSW 2016, Canadian Music Week 2016, and Indie Week 2015. She is also a proud curator of the music community Balanced Breakfast. You can find her hanging out with her border collie mix, Sawyer, eating ice cream, cozying up to a good book, or binging on her latest Netflix obsession.
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Joe Ballard
Publicity Manager: Chicago, IL
Joe Ballard is our Publicity Manager at Muddy Paw. Prior to working in PR, he got his Bachelor's degree in English/Publishing at Illinois State University and worked as the Managing Editor of music publications Mind Equals Blown and Infectious Magazine. A few of his favorite bands include Anberlin, The Beatles, The Stone Roses, and his amazing clients. Favorite people include his talented and hardworking Muddy Paw team members. In his (rare) free time you can find him playing Rocket League and FIFA, nerding out over the Song of Ice and Fire novels, and/or enjoying new flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
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Erica D'Aurora
Junior Publicist (Connecticut)
A lifelong passion for music and a love for languages has lead Erica to where she is today. Fueled by the desire to spread the word about amazing artists from around the world, she founded the international music blog Musical Notes Global in 2015. You can always find her listening to music (of course), especially the latest from her favorite Latin and Italian artists, and reading about or watching anything music related.
Sawyer
CEO/Resident Adorable Dog: Boston, MA
The Muddy Dog behind Muddy Paw PR, Sawyer is an 8-year-old border collie mix who has as much energy as the day he came to Angela at just 3 months old. He spends his days actively sniffing out all the smells his neighborhood has to offer, patrolling the house against unruly neighborhood dogs, squirrels, and bad guys, and adventuring around North America. He also really enjoys peanut butter. (But I mean, who doesn't?) You can follow his adventures on Instagram @MuddySawyer
Emily Young
Publicity Intern: Southampton, UK
Having spent her time mostly taking photographs at gigs and occasionally interviewing bands, Emily Young took the opportunity to join the Muddy Paw team in order to gain more experience in the PR side of the industry. Whilst working towards her degree in Popular Music Journalism, Emily held the role of artist liaison at various festivals across England, as well as writing for and creating her own music magazine. When not writing essays, you can find Emily cuddling her two dogs or listening to her favourite band, All Time Low.
Alexia Brewer
Publicity Intern: North Carolina
With a strong love and passion for music and photography, Alexia entered into the music industry at just 14 years old. In her short three years in the industry she has worked with many venues and various artists alike to capture incredible images. Along with being an intern at Muddy Paw she is also the Head US Photographer and Writer for Australian music magazine HEAVY. You can usually find her at concerts in her knee high chucks with her camera or at a coffee shop chugging ice coffee.
Jiselle Santos
Publicity Intern: Texas
A live music enthusiast and coffee lover, you can find Jiselle at shows or enjoying a vanilla oat milk latte at her favorite local coffee shop. Being from Texas, you can definitely find her at Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by South West (SXSW) every year. While being part of the amazing team at Muddy Paw PR, Jiselle is studying at the University of Houston, majoring in Advertising and hoping to minor in Marketing. With trying to balance school and work, Jiselle is the Production Manager for Heart Eyes Magazine, a music publication she had created with her friends in 2017 inspired by the song "Heart Eyes" by COIN.