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How We Woo

WOO verb | to cherish one's unique, joyous, and confident state in mind, body and spirit.

Our studio is an international hub of creative talent. We create custom full-service audio and music packages for the arts/entertainment/advertising industries world-wide and release emerging and mainstream music through our label imprints including toucan sounds.

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

Original Music

composition, songwriting, scoring, arrangement & orchestration, performance & recording, production

Sonic Branding

strategy, mnemonic creation, sound palette toolkit, UI sounds

Sound Design

original creation, edit, foley, field recording


360/Spatial/VR, surround 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, online, commercial, broadcast

Music Releases

Full campaigns that bring together artists, producers, writers, artist management, A&R, labels, publishing, distribution, PR, brand partnerships, and creative marketing opportunities

Music Supervision & Licensing

one-stop shop licensing/synch, in-house world renowned label and artist tracks, extensive customizable production library, music sweetening

VO Record and Dialogue Edit

casting, restoration, adr

Tech Implementation

adaptive music, interactive sound

Project Management

full-service administration

A gorgeous, state-of-the art, full-service Brooklyn Studio

attended sessions, showcases, intimate events

The Team

This is our family of dreamers and trailblazers. We realize artistic visions.

David Perlick-Molinari

Founder, Chief Creative Officer, ECD/Composer/Producer/Sound Designer

Pronouns He/Him/His

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.


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David's approach to audio truly embodies the YouTooCanWoo energy. He has a strong kinship with all things sound at its core, and infuses his work with the kind of magic that only the Woo Factor can bring. From musical composition, production, and mix engineering to sound supervising, design, and strategy, David is a real audio auteur.

David's passion for music started at an early age, and he honed his skills by studying Music Theory and Composition at New York University. Since then, he has made a name for himself in the musical community, co-producing and mix engineering MGMT's debut EP, Time to Pretend. He also co-founded the musical group French Horn Rebellion with his brother, Robert, and toured the world with him - talk about sibling goals!

But David didn't stop there. His expertise includes countless work-to-picture collaborations, creating music that tells a bigger story in partnership with visuals. He has created the audio brand identities for some of the biggest brands in the world, including NBC, ABC, Peacock, Paramount+, MTV, and Spotify. He has worked on commercials for Apple, Google, and Nike, and his film work is simply incredible. He scored, did sound design, and ATMOS mixed the official SXSW Film Festival Selection, Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life, which was executive produced by Spike Jonze and won the coveted audience award. He also worked on The Last Year of Darkness, which premiered at CPH:DOX and won the special mention Next Wave Award. His immersive audio work includes audio design for major events like the MTV VMAs, NBCU Upfronts, and Apple’s partnership with MLB Friday Night Baseball.

But David isn't content to rest on his laurels. He continues to tour the world and work with established and emerging artists on our in-house label imprints. He's always pushing himself to do more, to be more, and to create more. And that's why we can't wait to see what he'll do next.

Lea Wülferth

Partner, Executive Producer

Pronouns She/Her/Hers

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.

Derek Muro

Partner, Executive 
Creative Director, Composer, Artist

Pronouns He/Him/His

It’s a family affair! Derek is the brother of Deidre Muro, and together they are the Violet Sands musical group.


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As one of YouTooCanWoo’s lead composers and engineers, Derek composes for films, interactive media, branded content, dance and theater.  After working at Hans Zimmer’s studio Remote Control, he scored multiple short films such as the animated Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere “Coke Habit”, as well as the 2023 SXSW Audience Award winning documentary “Geoff McFetridge: Drawing A Life” with David Perlick-Molinari.

As an artist he has performed to sold out audiences at venues such as National Sawdust, and his second album “chronopolis” (Acrylic Label) has been featured on several Spotify Editorial Playlists: Fresh Finds, Genre Glitch, Fresh Finds Experimental & Fresh Finds Jazz.  His concert 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.  (

Deidre Muro

Partner, Creative Director, Composer, Artist, Music Supervisor

Pronouns She/Her/Hers

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 two children. 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.

Zach Abramson

Partner, Executive Creative Director, Composer, Artist

Pronouns He/Him/His

Fun Fact: Zach and fellow associate Derek were roommates in college.

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.

Robert Perlick-Molinari

Label General Manager, VP of A&R, Artist

Pronouns He/Him/His

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).


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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.

Austin Mendenhall

Creative Director, Composer, Sound Designer

Pronouns He/Him/His

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.


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Austin Mendenhall is a virtuosic guitarist and audio professional, specializing in composition, sound design, mixing, and production. Austin began working with YouTooCanWoo 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.

Haruka Sakurai

A&R Director

Pronouns She/Her/Hers


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Haruka is one of NYC’s most versatile and sought after DJs with over 20 years of experience in New York City’s music scene. Moving from Tokyo to New York City in 2006, Haruka has distinguished herself as not only a talented individual herself, but also someone with an ear for talent that can’t be taught.

As an A&R Director, Haruka uses her expertise to provide insight and introduce new talent to the label. Haruka is also a gifted, up-and-coming artist and producer herself with a string of releases under her belt, including her debut EP ‘HarukaMart’ released in 2020.

She’s collaborated with numerous heavy-hitters in NYC’s underground scene, including Toribio, Tony G, and AceMo to name a few. Under her Disco-House moniker, Haruka Salt, Haruka continues to release on YouTooCanWoo’s label imprint, toucan sounds, and her passion for DAW-less production as well as her desire to help emerging artists is a driving force for the label.

George Schultz

Studio Assistant, Composer, Sound Designer

Pronouns He/Him/His

George grew up in the beautiful UFO laden deserts of New Mexico and continues to be haunted by the extra-dimensional beings from his home region.

His Grandfather and name-sake was a US Air Force navigator and flew with the RAF where he became a “foo fighter.”


A life-long musician, George is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and engineer based in Brooklyn, NY.  He formed his first music groups while studying audio production and international economic development at the University of Oregon where he became a regular within the Portland and Pacific Northwest music scene.  His band Adventure Galley was a hometown favorite and won the 2010 MySpace Toyota Music international band contest which catapulted them to the mainstream.  They did shows all over the country opening for the likes of Haim, Of Montreal, LP, Charli XCX and more.  With his next band Gold Casio, George moved to Brooklyn and added to his numerous synch placements featured on HBO, MTV, and The CW.  He also recently has done official remixes for coastal indie darlings De Lux and JKriv.

George does a significant amount of work-to-picture as well.  He is an integral part of the YTCW creative team and has contributed to projects Peacock, Paramount+, Sundance TV, Partners in Equity, and more.  He also collaborates on narrative-style shorts with NY-based indie filmmakers. His latest short Der Platz won the best sound design award at the London International Monthly Film Festival.