Planetwood Studios, LLC is the writing/production studio and ASCAP & BMI publisher of multi-instrumentalist/producer/composer/engineer, CATHARINE WOOD. Writing and producing out of her private Los Angeles, California studio, Planetwood Studios, LLC handles everything from commissioned pieces for ESPN to producing singles & albums for singer-songwriters. With full drums, live piano, production, composition and in-house engineering capabilities (including audio-post for picture) -- Planetwood Studios, LLC is a one-stop-shop for broadcast-ready music & audio.
Planetwood Studios, Los Angeles, CA
CATHARINE WOOD, Owner/Producer and Chief Engineer at Planetwood Studios, LLC holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Colorado College. In 2000, she began producing, singing, mixing and writing on projects and, after graduating #1 in her class from Full Sail's Los Angeles Recording School in 2005, added mastering to her professional offering. From 2005-2007 Wood engineered at Play Studios in Santa Monica (national and international commercial campaigns -- including the first iPhone commercial, the Geico "Caveman" campaign, all of the original Apple iPod "Silhouette" commercials, the Priceline "Negotiator" William Shatner campaign, Netflix, and hundreds of other highly visible campaigns -- which included engineering on Voice Over for Keifer Sutherland, William H. Macy, legends like Dick Van Dyke and many more). In Spring of '07 Wood made the full-time shift to freelance engineering, music composition, production and post production.
In 2012 Catharine Wood was invited to join the Los Angeles Recording School's Recording Arts Program Advisory Committee. In 2014 Wood joined The Recording Academy as a GRAMMY® Voting Member in the Producers and Engineers Wing - and in 2019 she was appointed to the Recording Academy's LA Chapter P&E Wing Committee. She is a Voting Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Society of Composers & Lyricists, is the former Hollywood Manager and Director of Southern California for the West Coast Songwriters organization and a proud, professional member of AES. In 2016, Catharine Wood was elected to the Board of Directors for the California Copyright Conference. Committed to protecting creators' rights, in 2019 Wood joined the SONA (Songwriters of North America) Steering Committee. In 2019 she was featured in Chapter 4 of "Women In Audio" published by AES/Routledge...alongside Leslie Ann Jones and nearly one hundred notable pioneering female audio engineers in the history of audio recording.
As a songwriter, early in her career Wood was the recipient of nine (9) Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest. She currently endorses Audio-Technica, A-Designs pro audio and SJC Custom Drums. In 2016, "Casualty" by Billy Lawler (Produced by Catharine Wood), was nominated for an HMMA (Hollywood Music In Media Award) in the Singer-Songwriter Category. In 2020, DJ/Producer GEM was nominated for two HMMAs: “If I’m Honest” (Pop) and “Malibu” (Downbeat/Downtempo), with vocal recording by Catharine Wood. Wood’s custom composition projects include a commissioned theme song for ESPN's "Viernes de Combates" airing on ESPN Deportes. Her original compositions can be heard on NBC, CBS, BBC, CTV and many more. Wood's specialties include: artist producing, music mastering, mixing, vocal recording, drums recording, audio post production, music composition & production for film+tv. Please see Credits page for more award-winning projects.
2020 Grammy® Nominees
LA Chapter Brunch, Beverly Hills, CA
2019-present The Recording Academy LA Chapter Producers & Engineers Wing Committee
2019-present Songwriters of North America (SONA) Steering Committee
2020-present Songwriter Fund (previously known as the SONA Songwriter Assistance Fund) Executive Grant Committee
2012-present Los Angeles Recording School (Full Sail University) Professional Advisory Committee
2016-present SoundGirls.org Mentor
2016-2020 The California Copyright Conference (CCC) Board of Directors
2010-2012 Director of Southern California, West Coast Songwriters Organization
Pensado's Place Producer Panel at SAE, IMSTA FESTA - Los Angeles, CA 2019
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