wonderlous llc provides professional services in music publishing representation & administration, and advisory/bespoke services in rights management operations, strategy, and business development, on behalf of a select group of clients.
wonderlous music is a global publishing admin platform, collecting & distributing royalties on behalf of publisher & songwriter clients utilizing industry-standard software-tech (Music Maestro by Vistex), incorporating a broad network of local sub-publisher representation in all viable music markets globally, with memberships/affiliations including the following:
ASCAP – dba Works of Wonderlous (ASCAP)
BMI – dba Sounds Wonderlous (BMI)
SESAC – dba Wonderlous World (SESAC)
The MLC (The Mechanical Licensing Collective)
HFA (The Harry Fox Agency)
IMPEL (IMPEL Collective Management Limited)
CMRRA (Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.)
SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)
PRS for Music (Performing Right Society [PRS] & Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society [MCPS])
Phil Cialdella has held executive leadership positions in independent music publishing for over 25 years.
– Chief Operating Officer (COO) of acclaimed independent music publisher Atlas Music Publishing (Van Halen, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Toby Gad, Brian Howes, Ashley Gorley, Al Jackson Jr.) overseeing the licensing, administration, royalties, financial/accounting, human resources, international, I.T. and business affairs departments (2016-2021)
– SVP, Administration & Licensing at indie powerhouse Cherry Lane Music Publishing (Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, John Legend, Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson, DreamWorks SKG, Lionsgate, Weinstein Co., Marvel, World Wrestling Entertainment, NFL Films, 4Kids/Pokemon) (1999-2010)
– Founder/CEO of boutique music publisher & advisory services firm wonderlous music, representing a diverse mix of clients & industry stakeholders (2011 – present)
He currently serves on the board of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) NY chapter (January 2015 – present), and chairs the Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee for The MLC (2019 – present). In the past he has co-chaired the Licensing & Publishing Committee for The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM).
Phil began his career at the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) negotiating synchronization licenses on behalf of some of the most iconic, legendary, independent song catalogs in the biz.