We’ve been responsible for the production and mixing of MGMT's debut EP Time to Pretend, creating the sound identity of Spotify, MTV, and NBCUniversal, the original music, sound design and mix in ads for major brands like Apple, Google, Hershey's, and Pepsi, the original score for AAA video games Just Cause 3 and Just Cause 4, the Cinema Eye nominated score and sound design for official SXSW Film Festival selection Mateo, and many more. In each case, our holistic approach to audio blurs the lines between the conventional roles of music and sound design, blending genres, influences, and historical context to create truly immersive experiences.
Founder David Perlick-Molinari and his brother Robert have toured the world extensively as French Horn Rebellion, collaborating with artists near and far, including St. Lucia, The Knocks, JD Samson, and Grammy Award-winning artist Jody Watley. Likewise, partner Deidre Muro founded bands Savoir Adore and Deidre & the Dark, finding success with songs like “Dreamers” (featured in the PES 2013 video game) and “Classic Girl” (used in numerous TV shows and commercials including Forever 21, New York & Company, Hello Kitty, Gallery Girls, and ShopStyle).
This year we’re tapping into the role we've played in the international indie dance scene and aim to create a hub for it in Brooklyn with the launch of toucan sounds, our new indie disco and house label imprint curated by French Horn Rebellion.
DAVID PERLICK-MOLINARI, FOUNDER | CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR | COMPOSER/PRODUCER
David’s approach to audio often blurs the conventional roles of musical composition, sound design and mix engineering. Building on a childhood passion of writing music and recording technology, David studied music theory and composition at New York University, then went on to produce MGMT's debut EP Time to Pretend, he founded the group French Horn Rebellion with his brother Robert, and toured the world extensively. His interests expanded to projects and fields where music served an important narrative role especially in collaboration with visuals. David’s work to picture ranges from the complete audio branding of MTV, Spotify and NBCUniversal to the Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score and sound design for official SXSW Film Festival selection Mateo. In addition to an impressive portfolio of commercial work for Apple, Google and IBM he writes, records, produces and performs with music groups inside his studio’s label of new and emerging recording artists.
DEIDRE MURO, PARTNER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | COMPOSER
Deidre brings a decade of experience in live performance, songwriting and scoring to the team, with a focus on vocal work to heighten any project. Her recording projects Savoir Adore, Deidre & the Dark, and Violet Sands have brought her success in the music licensing world, including “Dreamers” (featured in the PES 2013 video game), “Classic Girl” (used in numerous TV shows and commercials including Forever 21, New York & Company, Hello Kitty, Gallery Girls, and ShopStyle) and “No Matter What” (used in a major Spotify branding campaign). Prior to joining YouTooCanWoo, she worked in music publishing for Shapiro, Bernstein & Co (who now represent her as a composer/songwriter) and toured the world extensively with her bands. She holds a degree in Music Business from NYU.
DEREK MURO, PARTNER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | COMPOSER
As a multimedia maven, Derek creates works for film, branded content and advertising, dance, theater, concert listening, and more, and is a founding member of musical group Violet Sands. The foundation of Derek’s impressive creative range was built at Manhattan School of Music where he studied composition, in Berlin with Peter Ablinger, and in Los Angeles at Hans Zimmer’s studio “Remote Control”. As one of YouTooCanWoo’s lead engineers and composers, he has since created the score and sound design for multiple short films such as the animated Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere Coke Habit, and his works have been performed at BAM, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and various European festivals.
ZACH ABRAMSON, PARTNER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | COMPOSER
Zach is a New York City-based composer, arranger and producer specializing in collaborative multimedia works. His music has been heard globally in AAA video games such as Just Cause 4, independent films and web series; his original songs and arrangements for theatre have been heard on stages throughout New York; and his art songs and concert music have been performed across the U.S. and Europe. At YouTooCanWoo he has contributed music and sound for a number of documentaries, including the Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score for Mateo, Plamen, and Emory Douglas: Art of the Black Panthers as well a range of advertisements and branded content. Zach received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour and Nils Vigeland.
LEA WÜLFERTH, PARTNER | MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lea has a range of international professional experience in the media sector which she brings to YouTooCanWoo as managing director and head of finance. She worked for Germany’s largest film and TV production company, Studio Hamburg, and was a Strategy Executive and Project Manager in the business development and strategy teams of international entertainment giant FremantleMedia in London. Since moving to New York, she has worked as a freelance producer and media consultant in a range of industries that reflect YouTooCanWoo’s current client base from entertainment brands, gaming, film, and tech to non-profit organizations. She is also active as a visual artist working and exhibiting in Brooklyn, NY. Lea graduated with an MA in Economics & Management from the University of Oxford and a DEA Economie Internationale from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
CHRISTINE BILICH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Prior to joining YouTooCanWoo as Executive Producer & Head of Production, Christine was the East Coast Executive Producer at music and sound design house Squeak E. Clean, a recent Cannes Gold-Lion recipient. During her tenure, she executed campaigns such as the buzz-worthy mini documentary series “This Is Yoga” with Lululemon and Vice’s in-house agency, Virtue, Realtor.com’s most recent spot with superstar Elizabeth Banks, as well as earning production credits for Google, Lexus, Nat Geo, and music supervision credits for Honda, Chase, and many others. Previously, Christine was one of two Music Producers at Saatchi & Saatchi producing original scores and music supervising for brands like Tide, Chase Freedom and Cheerios; she worked in EMI Music Publishing’s Strategic Marketing team and Product & Content team; and she founded and developed the Creative Licensing department at Modern Works Music Publishing, building their client list from the ground up and establishing their synch licensing marketing program.
ROBERT PERLICK-MOLINARI, HEAD OF TOUCAN SOUNDS AND A&R
A long-time collaborator and friend, Robert joined the team formally in 2017 and launched YouTooCanWoo’s label division. He brings extensive expertise in developing, distributing, and promoting music and a strong network of partners to the label, having previously founded Ensemble Records which had a breakout hit with Slaptop’s “Sunrise” and released music by artists now on the YouTooCanWoo roster. In addition, Robert, along with his brother David, led their band French Horn Rebellion around the world, releasing two albums and countless singles, and playing shows everywhere from the Louvre in Paris to rooftops in LA and venues across South America and Asia. He leverages his experience as a musician and long history of collaboration with artists such as The Knocks, JD Samson, St Lucia, Bee’s Knees, and more, as the head of A&R, building YouTooCanWoo’s artist community.
DARIUS COLSON, PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
The newest member of the team, Darius joined YouTooCanWoo in Summer 2018 as the Production Coordinator in which they support and manage projects and operations for both the production studio and label, as well as handle marketing initiatives and communications. A graduate of the University of Rochester where they studied Music with a focus in Audio & Music Engineering, prior to joining YouTooCanWoo, Darius explored multiple facets of the music industry through several internships including one for artist management agency and record label, United For Opportunity/Invasion Group and U.K. based music PR company, Liberty Music PR where they worked as an account manager liaising with labels, artists and managers to coordinate PR campaigns while managing the company’s social media accounts. Passionate about music, Darius is a classical violinist with eclectic interests spanning the performing arts, media and most recently production.