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About Tommy-C

Wild Child Records is lead by Veteran N.Y.C. credited Producer/A&R Development-Engineer-Songwriter-Multi-instrumentalist Tommy-C. In the music industry for well over 3 decades, he’s swept floors, answered phones, been on tour, landed the record deal, recorded the debut CD and more. Spending most of his life in N.Y.C he has collaborated in the close knitted circles of writers and gigging with bands in N.Y.C. night after night, year after year learning and honing his many skill sets. He had the amazing opportunity back in the great 90’s to have his band managed by Bill Aucoin (Kiss-Billy Idol) as well co-producing their debut CD along side of the amazing Bernard Edwards (Chic) which was eventually signed to Imago Records (Chrysalis Records). Just being around the record companies back then was an unknown gift that he took advantage of. Being able to just stroll in and walk around to all the parts of major record companies whenever you wanted to, he was schooled very well about how the industry worked from the inside out and later on sitting in the Producing/Artist Development chair. Since then he’s worked with, produced, sat in on sessions with and written for/with American Idol top 10’ers, many pop stars like Mandy Moore, Willa Ford, LFO, Rich Cronin as well as many amazing, gifted indie artists from N.Y.C. to LA and everywhere in between. Wild Child has an Artist Development arm that specializes in helping solo singer songwriters become better then they could ever imagine!

Wild Child Records is a Full Production, Pro Tools HDX Recording Studio!

“I created Wild Child Records not to become a record company. My goal has always been to Develop Artists, Produce and create great records”!

  • Recording our debut album at Wild Child with Tommy was the most incredibly fun experience of our lives. We came in with some really good tunes and had grand visions for them that we only hoped to be able to achieve. With Tommy’s guidance we went so far beyond our grand vision that it’s difficult to comprehend. Tommy is so immensely talented at so many different things. The best part of all is just Tommy himself. He’s so genuinely enthusiastic, fun, hilarious, and encouraging that it takes the joy of creating music to a completely different level. He pulled things out of us that we were absolutely blown away by. This is a very special man with a ton of all world talent. And you will not find one that cares about you and your music like Tommy Cangemi. We are so incredibly proud of the album we made together and forever grateful to Tommy for his guidance, expertise, passion, and most of all; his friendship.

    Tyler & Alex – Inlak’ech

  • Like most of you who are reading this,  I was skeptical.  But after a long conversation on the phone with Tommy,  I felt a little more at ease.  I’d written several songs and didn’t know what to do with them,  or who to trust.  Tommy helped me in gaining the confidence and the courage that I so desperately needed to move forward in making a four song EP. His encouragement and honest, heartfelt words inspired me to write all new songs. Gaining my trust in him and after hearing and seeing what he could do to help me with my music, I decided to go full throttle with him and expanded to a full CD. Ten of the eleven songs,  I wrote after meeting Tommy.  He has become a dear friend and I’m so thankful to have found someone that really cares and understands what I’m trying to accomplish.  When all the others had slammed the door in my face, Tommy welcomed me in. I’m so glad that I made the choice to do this. Thank you Doc!

    Lee Adkins – Singer Songwriter

  • I had a wonderful experience working with Tommy. I first showed up with an acoustic and played him my songs. When I mentioned I could hear a full band, it was like Tommy just instinctively heard it too. And then we quickly got to work. During the process, the things that really struck me about Tommy, was his attention to detail, his ear (which is fantastic) and his overall musicianship.  Just when I thought a song sounded great, Tommy would come up with an idea to add a little something and the song would sound even better. I was amazed.  Plus, he knew which of his contacts would be right for the songs and brought in some excellent musicians to play on the album. Tommy’s also a fine bassist and laid down all the bass lines for the tracks. He’s truly a professional producer. But most importantly, I trust him.  He’s got a good heart.  I definitely look forward to working with Tommy and Wild Child Records in the future.

    Emory Elkins – Songwriter

Pro Tools HDX

Everything is engineered and recorded on a Pro Tools Ultimate HDX system which is the industry standard.

Artist Development is at the core of Wild Child Records. Look out for our Artist Development Programs on our menu link soon..


Every instrument is covered. If I can’t play it, I have a roster of pro session players in NYC, Nashville and LA that can play it.


Everything is mixed and Mastered to radio ready quality. I use a myriad of outboard gear and only the needed, select plug-ins.


There are thousands of songs uploaded weekly. I will help you decide on the song choice for your record and the market. 


Scroll down and read what a true record producer does, should be doing and what some top people in the industry have to say.


More than just a studio. We have no hourly rates here at Wild Child. Just one flat fee and we get to the work that is needed.


It is a business. We will help you get your songs registered and streaming on all platforms worldwide. It’s all out there for you!

Who is a Music Producer?

What defines a music producer and their involvement varies from producer to producer. Essentially, the music producer oversees all aspects of the creation of a song or album. These can include choice of song, choice of musicians, instruments and vocalist(s) and how those instruments are played and those notes sung as well as where the song or album is recorded. Like a director is to a film, the music producer is to a song.

Like a film director, the music producer has to be able to make split-second decisions and convey their vision of the final song to all those involved—the audio engineer, the musicians, the singer—in a manner that gets the best performance possible from each of them. The music producer needs to be able to focus on what’s going on in real-time as each track is laid down, as well as plan in advance by booking necessary studio time and session players or backup singers for the additional recording sessions as needed. This requires great communication skills as well as an excellent understanding of logistics and budgets.

Have you ever wondered what a music producer does?

“The music producer is in charge of either writing the material or if he didn’t write it, he’s in charge of organizing it and making it sound like a cohesive song. He calls all the shots on what’s played, and when it’s played, and how it’s played, and the sounds that are used, or the vocals that are recorded if they’re correct or not. The producer is in charge of everything.”

Rick Camp, RC1 Productions & Master Mix Live – Las Vegas, NV
Credits: Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Dr. Dre, Earth Wind & Fire

“Okay, This is a touchy subject because the term ‘Music Producer’ has become very distorted in the last few years by the advent of the digital music creation stations, Logic, Fruity Loops, Reason, Ablteon Live, Pro Tools, etc. A music producer is the guy that is in charge of making your song sound the way he thinks your song should sound to be competitive in the market that your song will be in. A guy who makes beats on his laptop with FL studio is a beat maker. “The music producer should be the guy that picks the studio and the engineer to work on your song from his experience of having worked on similar songs with the same guys. The music producer is hired because of his ideas in your genre of music. Then there are also vocal producers. Those guys can take your vocals and make you sing the way they know you can, and the way the song needs for you to sing. Then, they usually work with a mix guy that they trust to put the vocals together in the way the songs needs in order to be the best it can be. Beat makers take samples and put them together with other samples to make a ‘song’ They are not music producers. Sorry.”

Donny Baker, ES Audio Services / Open Call Productions, Glendale, CA
Credits: Beyoncé, Brandy, The Klassics, Alex Cantrall, Silkk the Shocker, Candace Glover


“Today’s music producer is handling every role that we had 5 different guys handling 10 years ago. They are engineering and mixing as they are writing the songs. They’re playing the instruments, choosing the co-writers, supplying the studios. They even balance the finances of project. Many of today’s producers have even absorbed the A&R roles that historically fell on the shoulders of the record label. He’s finding the artists, spending the development time nurturing them, and then bringing them into the label on a silver platter.”

Cameell Hanna, Serenity West Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Credits: Justin Timberlake, Adele, Florence & the Machine, Eva Simons, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg


“He is in charge, kind of like the film director, but he’s in charge of getting all of the musicians to play their best, the song to get . . . to come out the way it was intended, and to make sure that the sounds of the engineer in the studio are fitting the song style.”

Mike Johnson, Clear Track Recording Studios, Clearwater, FL
Credits: John Legend, Jeff Berlin, Boyz II Men, The Roots, Alice Cooper, U2, Madonna
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