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Big Beef originated as a platform for music, becoming a full-fledged record label as well as publishing entity through its subsidiary Cowphonics Music (BMI), along with serving as a distribution agent for numerous audio and video works created outside the Big Beef label. 
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Get to Know Us

Big Beef Records is a Dayton, Ohio-based record label that was originally founded in 1978 as a moniker for producing home taped recordings for Andy Valeri’s ‘living room band’ JA.  Big Beef later went on to play a somewhat prominent role in the explosively creative Dayton music scene during the 1990’s and into the 21st century (before war and political turbulence directed it’s energy into other projects). 

Other Bands We've Worked With

  • cAge

  • Let’s Crash 

  • The Obvious

  • Planet Ed

  • The Convulsions

  • The Oxymorons

  • Mike Ruetschle

  • Backyard Astronauts

  • The Almighty Rogers

  • Admiral Ackbar's Army

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