Tony Ciotola (IT)
Since 20 years now on the Italian and international dance scene, Tony Ciotola crossed paths with the world of dance music as a teenager as a DJ first and shortly after as a radio speaker/entertainer then.
Tony entered the Pro World of Music Biz at age of 26 as export manager first and then partner of GLOBAL NET (distribution of phonographic media between the end of the 90s and the beginning of 2013).
The adventure in the world of international distribution was soon enriched with the role of international manager and A&R for Netswork records (2002, @28 y.o.), a label that dominated the dance scene for about a decade (2002 - 2013). Italian, signing many trendy DJ-producers of the moment including Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie, Fairmont to name a few... and giving prestige to club hits made in Italy such as the projects Sidekick, The House Keepers, Holy Ghost, Daddy's Groove and more.
Since 2009, the evolution of the socio-economic dynamics linked to the recording industry and of the figure of DJs in world wide panorama, have suggested Tony to create a new team dedicated solely to management (scouting and promotion of new talents mostly) together with the booking of Italian and non-Italian DJs.
Thus WONDER MANAGE was born. Natural consequence of the experience of "seller" first (in distribution) and then Scouter (A&R at own label).
Wonder soon made an important mark in the world of so-called Electronic Dance Music in Italy, soon revealing itself as the "home" of the most famous international DJs (including Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Jimmy Sax, Don Diablo, Burak Yeter, Oliver Heldens to name the first - see www.wondermanage.com).
After first years of co-management of the three activities (Distribution - Label - Management & Booking), Tony felt the need to dedicate himself more to the search for talent, thus deciding in 2013 to withdraw from GLOBAL NET and NETSWORK, in order to dedicate himself fully to the world of Management and Booking.
Artists such as Daddy's Groove, Promise Land have been at Wonder, just as they have experienced a period of brilliant return to the international stage NARI & MILANI (until December 2014) and the "launch" of MERK & KREMONT (2013 and 2014); There are many other collaborations underway or had over the years;
His new company, Wonde,r has grown steadily thanks to a large group of competent and passionate collaborators, developing various skills in areas such as discography, publishing, events management.
Tony and more generally Wonder Manage nowadays includes Italian artists of international profile, who have won gold and platinum records, is active as a music publisher, as a music consultant for multinationals and platforms such as Netflix & Amazon, as well as being strongly launched in business participation in aggregate sectors.