How We Woo
WOO verb | A state of being and mind.
Our studio is an international hub of creative talent. Guided by our values, we shape culture through sound.
LOVE Start from a place of positivity
HONESTY Act/Engage with integrity and build trust
COMMUNITY Be mutually supportive, achieve more together with longevity, lead by serving
CURIOSITY Approach work with a sense of open-mindedness, strive to improve every day
FREEDOM Cherish everyone’s individuality and unique perspective
QUALITY Take pride in the high quality of everything we do
Our mission is to cultivate a supportive environment that encourages ourselves and collaborators to embrace their “Woo.”
What We Do
composition, arrangement & orchestration, performance & recording, production
strategy, mnemonic creation, sound palette toolkit, UI sounds
original creation, edit, foley, field recording
360/Spatial/VR, surround 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, online, commercial, broadcast
one-stop shop licensing/synch, in-house world renowned label and artist tracks, extensive customizable production library, music sweetening
casting, restoration, adr
adaptive music, interactive sound
attended sessions, showcases
This is our family of dreamers and trailblazers. We realize artistic visions.
Founder, Chief Creative Director, Composer/Producer
YouTooCanWoo was born, believe it or not, all the way back in middle school, thanks to a piece of music inspired by a crush. Thank you, crush! The name itself became a kind of mantra; it served as a reminder to approach things from a place of positivity and abundance, rather than insecurity and fear. Fast forward to present day, and David is married to Deidre Muro. They make a dynamic duo, if we may say so ourselves.
David’s complete approach to audio embodies the YouTooCanWoo energy. He brings an understanding of sound at its foundation, plus(!) The Woo Factor, to all that he does, from musical composition to mix engineering and sound design. Building on a childhood passion of writing music and recording technology, David studied Music Theory and Composition at New York University. He kicked off his career by founding the musical group, French Horn Rebellion, with his brother, Robert. Not long after, he produced MGMT’s debut EP, Time to Pretend. Ever the go-getter, David further expanded his expertise to include work-to-picture—music, in collaboration with visuals—that serve to tell a story. His portfolio includes the audio branding of Peacock, Paramount+, MTV, Spotify, and NBCUniversal, commercial work for Apple, Google, and Nike, the Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score and sound design for an official SXSW Film Festival Selection, Mateo. Beyond this, he’s toured the world and writes, records, produces, and performs with musical groups inside his studio’s label, toucan sounds.
Partner, Executive Producer
Not only is she a strategy and operations wiz, but she's also a practicing visual artist. A team of talents, Lea has known Derek and Deidre all her life. As fate would have it, their grandparents lived across the street from each other and so began their collaborative journey.
Lea’s international experience compliments her role as Executive Producer. Since moving to New York, she has worked as a freelance producer and media consultant in a range of industries including the entertainment, gaming, film, tech, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining YouTooCanWoo, Lea worked for Germany’s largest film and TV production company, Studio Hamburg, and was a Strategy Executive and Project Manager for the international entertainment giant, FremantleMedia, in London. Our globetrotter has an MA in Economics & Management from the University of Oxford and a DEA Economie Internationale from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Partner, Executive Creative Director, Composer
It’s a family affair! Derek is the brother of Deidre Muro, and together they are the Violet Sands musical group.
As one of YouTooCanWoo’s lead composers and engineers, Derek composes for films, interactive media, branded content, dance, theater and, dare we say it, more. After a few years in Los Angeles, working at Hans Zimmer’s studio, Remote Control, he has since created the score for multiple short films such as the animated Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere, Coke Habit. His works have been performed at BAM, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and various European festivals. Derek is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard Pre-College program.
Partner, Executive Creative Director, Composer
Zach is a New York City-based composer, arranger, and producer specializing in collaborative multimedia works. His music is featured globally in independent films, web series, and AAA video games such as Just Cause 4 and Second Extinction. His art songs and concert music have been performed across the U.S. and Europe and his original songs and theatrical arrangements have been played on stages throughout New York. At YouTooCanWoo, he has created 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. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied under Richard Danielpour and Nils Vigeland.
Label Executive, A&R
If you guessed brothers, you guessed right. Robert and David Perlick-Molinari are siblings and French Horn Rebellion is their band. The name pays tribute to Robert’s classical training in the instrument (and of course, his rebellious side).
Robert is the founder of electro-dance group, French Horn Rebellion and it’s this success as an artist, combined with the infrastructure of YouTooCanWoo’s state-of-the-art studio, that resulted in the creation of toucan sounds in 2019. In only a short time, the indie-disco and house label imprint has been dubbed a “label heavyweight” by Traxsource’s Editorial. In the last year, toucan sounds has released music for Yuksek, Jean Tonique, JD Samson, Louis La Roche, and Jacques Renault and worked on music for The Knocks, Purple Disco Machine, Francis & the Lights, Autograf, and more. An artist himself, Robert has amassed millions of streams across Spotify, Youtube, and Soundcloud, and appeared on iTunes digital charts in France, Japan, the UK, and the US. He has performed and collaborated with some of the most culturally influential artists in the world, including Beyonce, Sia, and MGMT. He hopes to continue YTCW’s growth through grassroots collaborations, bringing artists through the space, and making their dreams a reality.
Daslyn manages operations for both the production studio and label while overseeing marketing and communications. Prior to joining YouTooCanWoo, the in-house multitasker worked as an account manager at UK-based Liberty Music PR, liaising with labels, artists, and managers to coordinate PR campaigns, while simultaneously managing the company’s social media accounts. She also explored the music industry through several internships, one of which was for artist management agency and record label, United for Opportunity/Invasion Group. She holds a degree in Music with a focus in Audio & Music Engineering from the University of Rochester. In tune with the multi-talented team, Daslyn is a classical violinist. Their eclectic interests span the performing arts, media and most recently, production.
Ever the prodigy, Austin picked up a guitar at thirteen and was performing and touring by sixteen with his band, The Ordinary Way (1998-2006). NBD. In the spring of 2014, Austin’s second band, SNOWMINE released their sophomore album, Dialects, which debuted at #9 on Billboard's HeatSeekers Album Chart. Mic Drop.
Austin Mendenhall is a virtuosic guitarist and audio professional, specializing in composition, sound design, mixing, and production. Austin began working with YouTooCanWoo as a composer, sound designer, and mixer in 2015, while on a break from touring with his Indie Psych-Pop band, SNOWMINE. Since then he has contributed to several of YTCW's award winning projects such as Segregated by Design (Vimeo’s Best of the Month and Best of the Year nominee), The Guy: The Brian Donahue Story (Short of the Week, SOMA Film Festival’s Best Documentary, many more), CTIA Discover the Wireless Spectrum (Addy Awards’ Winner) and many others.
Partner, Creative Director, Composer/Artist
A creative in every sense of the word, Deidre’s talents extend into design and YouTooCanWoo’s characteristic studio is all her. She’s married to Founder, David Perlick-Molinari; they have one child, and another on the way. We have a hunch they’ll carry on the family flair for the arts, and maybe even fun company names, too.
Deidre has over a decade of experience in live performance, songwriting, and scoring, with a focus on vocal work. Her musical groups, Savoir Adore and Violet Sands, and solo project, Deidre & the Dark, have brought her success in the music licensing world—woo-hoo! Her songs have appeared in TV shows like Rosewood, Pretty Little Liars, Claws, Being Mary Jane, Saving Hope, Gallery Girls, and Good Morning America, and in campaigns for Spotify, Topshop, New York & Company, Almay, Tide, Hershey’s and Kohl’s. Prior to joining YouTooCanWoo, she worked in music publishing for Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., who now represent her as a composer and songwriter as part of Reservoir. She holds a degree in Music Business from New York University and has toured the world extensively with her bands.