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Award winning hit songwriter, composer, music supervisor, artist developer and producer Wayne Cohen possesses musical acumen, experience and knowledge that is wide and deep. He is known for being a savvy, talented, tireless creator, curator and creative negotiator, who has served as a music creative director for top-tier ad agencies and clients such as Y&R, JWT, McCann, Coca-Cola, Burger King, Amtrak, U.S. Army, Dr. Pepper and the U. S. Open, among many others;  has written hit songs selling more than 5 million, for artists such as Clive Davis-signed Curtis Stigers, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Martin Sexton, European Pop Idol;  has written songs and compositions that have appeared in films such as Practical Magic  starring Sandra Bullock, and on  HBO, Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., CBS, TLC and DirecTV television shows;  and is a committed music educator, having created a Skype-based songwriting tutoring program that helps writers around the world in individual and group sessions, as well as having taught at Purchase College SUNY, the Clive Davis Recorded Music/Tisch and Steinhardt NYU divisions, City College of NY and Berklee College of Music.

Wayne's experience in visual mediaproduction, his multi talented team and his studio gives him the tools to deliver high quality cost-effective, creative direction, sonic branding, voice over/narration casting, recording, music creation, music library, and audio post, for any  advertising, television, film, podcast, music or web project. Wayne has a keen sense of emerging trends and has developed an international network of relationships with V.O. talent, recording artists, producers, music publishers and major and indie record labels. More visual media info here.

Wayne’s 20 years of songwriting, artist development experience and passion as an educator has also allowed him to: teach songwriting at Purchase College SUNY, the Clive Davis Recorded Music/Tisch and Steinhardt NYU divisions, City College of NY and Berklee College of Music; conduct songwriting team building workshops; capture and deliver amazing sounding live performance music videos for indie artists; and turn his tool kit into a Skype-based song tutoring course, that now benefits songwriters around the world. More song tutoring info here.


Stand Up Sound is a multi-faceted NYC based audio and music production company owned by Clio award-winning composer, creative director, producer, mixer, and multi-million selling hit songwriter, Wayne Cohen.

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