Composer and Emmy®-nominated songwriter Chuck Wild's musical experience spans three decades, including writing 125 songs and compositions used in TV/Film and albums, and being signed to Warner/Chappell Music and Lorimar Telepictures as a staff songwriter. In addition, Chuck has released fifteen best-selling chill out, downtempo relaxation music albums under the artist name Liquid Mind®, and played synthesizers in the ground-breaking 80's pop group, Missing Persons. Wild's best-selling Liquid Mind® albums have consistently charted in Billboard sales charts and have hit the #1 spot on the iTunes USA new age chart as recently as February 2016.
Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Wild studied music privately from the age of four, also studying during high school with Professor Herb Six at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and pianists Jocelyn Rector, Verna Brinkley Boyer, and Steve Miller. After four years of service in the US Navy, Wild focused on his music career, paying his dues in over a dozen blues, pop, and rock bands during the 70's.
From 1980 through 1984, Chuck played keyboards and (for the first two years) electronic bass in the popular Capitol Records 80's group Missing Persons. From 1987-1991, as a staff songwriter for Lorimar Telepictures and then Warner/Chappell Music in Los Angeles, he co-wrote (with the late Marti Sharron) the song You're My One and Only, a smash #1 hit in Europe for singer Jennifer Rush.
In 1987, Wild co-composed music with Michael Hoenig for Lorimar's Emmy®-winning ABC-TV series Max Headroom. In 1992, his first composition for two pianos, Los Angeles Fantasy, was premiered by Zita Carno and Gloria Cheng at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles. The same year, Chuck co-scored the Academy Award® winning documentary film The Panama Deception.
Since 1988, Wild has lent his studio talents to many world class projects, among them Michael Jackson's HIStory album, Paula Abdul's Forever Your Girl, 2 early albums and an EP with Missing Persons, songwriting & studio work with Earth Wind and Fire's Philip Bailey, studio work for Frank Zappa, and many other artists.
Beginning in 1994, Chuck turned his efforts towards "sedative" ultra-slow music, designed to alleviate his own anxiety and induce deep relaxation. He founded Chuck Wild Records that year, which from 1994-2004 distributed the Liquid Mind® series of sedative music. In 2004, as the label outgrew Chuck's time availability, he signed an artist and licensing agreement with his friends Terence Yallop and Karen Kael, the owners of Real Music®, an independent label whose mission has always been to spread relaxing and healing music throughout the world. Chuck's Liquid Mind® albums have been on the Billboard new age sales charts continuously since late 2006, also charting since early 2007 on the US iTunes® new age charts as well.
In 2016, Chuck and his long time friend and collaborator producer/composer/singer Seven Whitfield recording an EP under the artist name Beautiful Music Machine. Soundtrack Of The Inner World is cinematic, emotional, and relaxing, and is available for sale at CDBaby.com and all major outlets.
For Chuck's fifteen-album Liquid Mind® relaxation music series, please click here. The fifteenth album, Liquid Mind XII: Peace, can be ordered here at Amazon.com and also at RealMusic.com, the wonderful label I’m signed to.
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