Tony McAnany

PRODUCER•A&R•CREATOR

Give Everything. Always.

Tony McAnany is an American producer and content creator, whose innovative ideas, talent, and craft skills in music, a&r (artists and repertoire), storytelling, marketing, and technology have earned wins and nominations at the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, Dove, Emmy, W3, Golden Globe, Billboard Music, Latin Grammy, American Music, and TEC Awards.

 

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A compilation of Tony McAnany's music projects.

by Tony McAnany

A compilation of some of the music projects Tony has produced, A&R'd, executive produced, written, composed, or arranged. Each track is a compilation of excerpts from various projects and artists.

About

 

 

Tony is best known for outside-of-the-box creativity, taste, and commercial appeal, offering clients (artists/companies) uniquely conceived inventive plans that fuse artistry and product substance with mass-appeal marketing across a wide spectrum of music, entertainment, social media, sports, and technology.  His concepts and ideas applied have created hit recordings, new markets, best-in-class products, and engaged customers worldwide. As an independent consultant and producer he provides insights and guidance to leaders, artists, athletes, shows, companies, non-profits, and start-ups.


Tony received a Presidential commendation for his work after September 11, 2001 to aid and inspire children effected by the events of that day.

 

 

 

AWARDS

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Nominations and Wins

Presidential Commendation, Grammy (12+), Oscar, Tony (2), Dove (20+), Billboard Music (4), Emmy (2), TEC (2), Golden Globe,  American Music (2), W3, Latin Billboard, Latin Grammy Awards.

 

 
 

SALES

 
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Milestones

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Diamond: 12x Million

Multi-Platinum:  2x Million

Platinum: 1 Million

Gold: 500,000 Albums

1.5 Million Sold in One Week

(Based on pure sales data)

 

 
 

CHARTS

 
 

POPULAR APPEAL

Tony's genre-diverse projects have charted multiple “Top 5” albums on Billboard's most important charts; Top 200 (#3), Top 100, Classical (#1), Classical Crossover (#1), Jazz (#1), Contemporary Jazz (#1), Contemporary Christian (#1), Gospel, World (#1), New Age (#1), Country, Latin, Tropical, Budget Line (#1), MidLine (#1), Urban, Adult Contemporary,  Rock. (#=top chart position)

Songs have earned (35) Top 5 and various Top 20 on radio formats.

 
 

StyleS

 
 

Expressing Identity

“When music touches you, regardless of style, that's what I am in it for. I have been fortunate to have been able to record and work among the best in diverse styles of music from Hip Hop to Opera and nearly anything in-between. I’m always discovering new types of music and loving it.” Tony McAnany

Some of the music styles Tony has produced and A&R'd:
Pop, Rock, Urban, Hip Hop, Emo, EDM, Country, Classical, Classical Crossover, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, World, New Age, Opera, Early Music, Orchestral, Broadway, Tropical, Latin Pop, Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Blues, Indian, Traditional Vocal, A Cappella, Choir, Christmas, Mash-Up, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, African, Russian, Hungarian, Avante Garde Jazz and Classical, Screamo, Metal, Sports, Brazilian, Old Timey, Blue Grass, Ambient, Electronica,R&B, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Anime, Rococo, Baroque, Bossa Nova, Byzantine, Celtic, Chant, Chamber Jazz, Chicken Scratch, Euro, Fusion, Polyphony, House, Hymns, Industrial, Madrigal, Polka, Praise, Punk, Raga, Samba, Southern Gospel, Symphonic Rock, Swing

 
 

CLIENTS

 
 

LIVING IT

PRODUCER, A&R, MARKETING

Sampling of artists and projects that Tony McAnany has either produced, A&R'd, executive produced, or consulted.

38th Parallel
4Him
Paula Abdul
Abstract Truth
All-4-One
American Boy Choir
Jon Anderson
Annie Warbucks
Anointed
Any Given Sunday
Anyone Can Whistle: Live at Carnegie Hall
Aria: A Passion For Opera 1&2
Armegeddon
Louis Armstrong
Atlantic Starr
Charles Aznavour
B-52's
Philip Bailey
Cyro Baptiste
Gato Barbieri
Manuel Barrueco
Count Basie
John Bayless
Swizz Beats
Ben Franklin In Paris
John Blake
Terence    Blanchard
Jim Boggia
Michael Bolton
Chris Botti
David Bowie
Rick Braun
Mairre Brennan
Dave Brubeck
Burlap to Cashmere
Cedric Caldwell
Victor Caldwell
The Call
Maria Callas
Canterbury Tales
Capone-N-Noreaga
Mariah Carey
Roberto Carlos
Carmina Burana
Carousel 1994 Broadway Revival Cast Lincoln Center
Oscar Castro-Nevez
Shirley Ceasar
Celebration
Cello
Chant: The Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos
Steven Curtis Chapman
Gary Chapman
Chevelle
Chicago
George Clinton
Clockers
Co
Natalie Cole
Hilary Cole
Bootsy Collins
Common
Harry Connick Jr.
Clay Crosse
Cuban Link
Brian Culbertson
James Curlin
Steven Curtis Chapman
Michael David
Miles Davis
DC Talk
Joey De Francesco
Delirious?
Devil In A Blue Dress
Sussan Deyhim
Celine Dion
DMX
Drag-On
O'Landra Draper
George Duke
Bryan Duncan

 

Earth Wind & Fire
Eddie Money
Linda Eder
Peter Elderidge
Missy Elliott
Europeans
Eve
Evie
Exodus
Lara Fabian
Charles Fambrough
Famous Music
Fat Joe
George Fenton
Firebird Suite
Flock of Seagulls
China Forbes
Joe Ford
Jamie Foxx
Fred Hersch
Sister Germaine Fritz OSB
Full Dimensional Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
Melody Gardot
Carlos Gesualdo
Go West
God With Us
Godsmack
Goodie Mob
Benny Goodman
Gorillaz
Amy Grant
Stephane Grappelli
Grits
Guru
Fred Hammond
Thomas Hampson
Herbie Hancock
Roland Hanna
Chris Harris
Tramaine Hawkins
Lili Hayden
Heat and Dust
Nona Hendryx
Hole
Billie Holiday
Whitney Houston
In Custody
Indecent Obsession
Janet Jackson
Michael Jackson
Jackson Five
Paul Jackson Jr.
TD Jakes
Jars of Clay
Jay Unger & Molly Mason
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Sonatas
Jefferson In Paris
Elton John
Mick Jones
Wynonna Judd
Patricia Kaas
Katalize
Phil Keaggy
Geoff Keezer
Garrison Keillor
Roger Kellaway
Key To Classics
Chaka Khan
Kibah
Pauline Kim
Curtis King Jr.
Jennifer Knapp
Knowdaverbs
Kodo
Darlene Koldenhoven
Diana Krall
Rachael Lampa
Peggy Lee
Crystal Lewis
LL Cool J
London Studio Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Romero Lubambo
Jeremy Lubbock
Yo Yo Ma
TobyMac
Vanessa Mae
Malcolm X
David Mann
Maranatha! Praise Band

Wynton Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Ellis Marsalis
Delfeo Marsalis
Babbie Mason
Peter Max
Kevin Max
Jody McBrayer
Christian McBride
Lila McCann
Paul McCartney
Donnie McClurkin
Michae McDonald
John McGlinn
Katie McMahon
Merchant Ivory Films
Miami Sound Machine
Bette Midler
Bart Millard (Mercy Me)
Marcus Miller
Charles Mingus
Shane Minor
Mobb Deep
Thelonius Monk
Cindy Morgan
Nicky Moroch
Nana Mouskouri
Nicole C. Mullen
Rich Mullins
Mic Murphy
Mushtag
My Utmost For His Highest
Mystikal
R. Carlos Nakai
Nashville Blue Grass Band
Greg Nelson
New York Voices
Noirin Ni Riain
Sinead O’Connor
Of Thee I Sing
Oliver!1962 London Cast
Byron Olsen
Orchestra of St.Johns Square
Orchestra of St.Lukes
Fernando Ortega
Our Saviour
Out Of Eden
Outkast
Overseer
Ginny Owens
David Pack
Andrew Page
Twila Paris
Christopher Parkening
Passion
Sandi Patty
Bernadette Peters
Petra
Philadelphia
Edith Piaff
Jonathan Pierce
Plumb
P.O.D.
Point of Grace
Lorenza Ponce
Duece Poppi
Don Potter
Andre Previn
Primeaux
Prince
Prohibition
Quartet
John Raitt
Hossam Ramzy
Nelson Rangell
Rasputina
Satyajit Ray
Collin Raye
Joshua Redman
Weather Report
Chris Rice
David Rice
Marcus Roberts
Kid Rock
Chris Rodriguez
Jimmy Rosenberg
Philippe Saisse
Salt & Light
Salvation
David Sanchez
Joe Satriani
Saviour
Selah

Shadowlands
Shakira
Allen Shamblin
Anousk Shankar
Wayne Shorter
Shostakvich 11th Symphony
Mark Shultz
Carly Simon
Sinti
Sixpence None The Richer
Skypark
Skyscraper
Richard Smallwood
Michae W. Smith
Andy Snitzer
Richard Souther
Davy Spillane
Sting
Sly Stone
Madeline Stone
Ettore Stratta
Streams
Mark Stuart (Audio Adrenaline)    
L. Subramanium
Surviving Picasso
Michael Tait
Tavener Consort
Kiri Te Kanawa
Tenors in The Grand Tradition I, II
That’s’ Entertainment III
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
The Iniderz
The Jesus Record
The Kaitnas
The Remains Of The Day
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Terror Squad
Third Day
Ron Thomas
Keith Thomas
Henry Threadgill
Tie-Libertad De Mas
Wayman Tisdale
Titanic
Trick Daddy
Trina
Kathy Troccolli
Michelle Tumes
Emily Van Evera
Luther Vandross
Jimmy Vaughn
Jaci Velasquez
Glen Velez
Vision: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen
W-INDS
Waltzing Anna
Was (Not Was)
Grover Washington Jr.
Wayne Watson
Dan Weiner (Stomp)
Kirk Whalum
Maurice White
Peter White
Joy Williams
Kelli Williams
Tony Williams
Nancy Wilson
Cece Winans
Cavemanscrib
Lester Young
Zizou

 
 

Cool Facts

 
 

Doing It


•Presidential Commendation for work post 9/11/01
•The only Oscar nominated, Grammy, Tony, Emmy, Dove, Tec, winning nationally licensed soccer coach in the world
•Trained over 35,000 kids playing soccer to music: Anything Goes Soccer
•Elton John told me I made the best tea in the world
•First recording session, Ron Thomas’ Wings of the Morning, I was 11
•Pioneered themed/artist/celebrity “Playlist”driven compilations
•Student of the “Great Books” collection of Mortimar J. Adler
•Read and Analyzed every Pulitzer Prize Winning Play
•Score Architect/Composer: Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday
•Helped some Cavemen sound good in 15 minutes or less
•Accidentally bumped Bill Gates to the ground at one of the original TED gatherings
•Authored Sony Broadway Business Model and Plan
•A founding member of the Producers & Engineers Wing - The Recording Academy
•Restructured and Co-Authored Columbia Records Jazz Strategic Plan
•Authored Angel/EMI Broadway and Adult Contemporary Strategic Plan
•Danced with Janet Jackson backstage on the Rhythm Nation Tour: got schooled
•Recorded/Produced the most used General Midi Sound Set in the World: Populated 85% of all PC’s Worldwide
•Designer: First Digital Music Catalog Database EMI/Angel Records
•Concept/Visionary: "For-Sale Sampled Sounds Market Place", conceived and launched the first artist/instrument centered sample libraries (Ensoniq)
•Most songs produced at Sony Music, while staff producer, since Goddard Leiberson  
•Head of Sound Development/Producer: Ensoniq's sampled sound, synth library, and instruments
•Tried to sign that Irish Dancing show before the world saw it - told I was the first American to hear it - was also told it would never work!
•First and only orchestral signing/production to Columbia Records since Leonard Bernstein: Jeremy Lubbock
•Produced the sounds for Taito’s Global Karaoke Mainframe Database
•Jimmy Jam introduced me to Clive Davis as the “guy who came up with Janet’s sound”: too nice
•Producer/A&R/Marketing Concept: Chant: The Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos #1 Selling Classical Album in History
•Producer/A&R/Marketing Concept: Vision: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen #1 Classical Crossover, Longest #1
•Producer/A&R: Carousel 1994 Live from Lincoln Center: First Broadway Cast Recording mixed in Dolby Surround
•Producer/A&R:  First 20-bit orchestral recording for Sony Music & dual orchestra technique
•Producer/A&R: First CD Extra Content for EMI WorldWide

 

 

 
 
 

Contact

Producing, A&R, Marketing, Consulting: booking@tonymcanany.com

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