WonderSound is a boutique independent record label focused on making and releasing great music.
WonderSound was founded NYC by Grammy winning in-house producer Peter Wade in his Manhattan recording studio. The studio was established by Wade in 2001 (and unfortunately closed in 2012 after hurricane Sandy), who has also engineered albums with over 25 million in sales, written, produced and mixed number one singles, and worked with some of the biggest names in mainstream pop. The label was founded in 2008 and lives on.
WonderSound’s releases straddle various genres of music, and work cross-platform with the fine arts, literary and entertainment worlds. We are particularly fond of multi-discipline artists, and look to appeal to both the intellectual/conceptual arts as well as pop culture audiences.
The label’s first release, a colorful soundtrack to cartoonist David Heatley’s edgy graphic memoir, “My Brain is Hanging Upside Down” (Pantheon Sept ’08), went on to receive critical acclaim by the New York Times, New York Magazine and Art Review. Heatley followed-up the release with a national tour of lectures, readings and live performances. Our highly anticipated follow-up release was Michel Gondry’s “You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It.” The audiobook features Gondry’s self-narrated quest to put the tools of filmmaking back into the hands of the people.
Artists presently a part of the WonderSound family include electronic pop machine mangler MNDR, New York’s art dance group Psychobuildings, dominating street reggae MC Stamma Ramma and latest signing indie rock duo, Party Nails. WonderSound scored two hit records in 2010, the #1 record “Monday Morning” for Melanie Fiona and the 3x platinum selling top 10 “Bang Bang Bang” for Mark Ronson featuring MNDR and Q-tip.