Tony Mangurian was born in Berkley Ca and raised on Bleecker Street in New York's Greenwich Village. He attended Music and Art High School (the inspiration of the movie Fame) and the New England Conservatory. Upon returning to New York City, at the urging of Phillip Glass after hearing some of his early composition recordings, he studied composition at Mannes School of Music. At the same time he worked as an assistant to the artist Jean Michel Basquiat.
During this time, Tony became more interested in recording and production and released his first record with DJ Mark Kamins (who launched Madonna's career). During this period he started to work on advertising music. Soon thereafter Tony connected with the band Luscious Jackson and recorded and co-produced their first EP "In Search of Manny" in 1992 and all three of their full length CDs throughout the 90s including the single "Naked Eye". Through his connection with the band, he formed a working relationship with legendary producer Daniel Lanois that has continued to the present. That led to his involvement on Bob Dylan's Grammy-award winning album "Time Out of Mind" as well as Willie Nelson's "Teatro" and Mr. Lanois' own album "Shine" and "Here is What is".
In 1997, Tony landed the Cover Girl account writing the jingle for "Easy Breezy Beautiful Covergirl" and has composed and produced many of the brand's advertising music to date. This included writing for and producing spots for acclaimed performers Faith Hill, Brandy, Queen Latifah, Salt n Pepa, Q-Tip and Ziggy Marley.
In 2001, Tony produced the groundbreaking Chris Whitley album "Rocket House" for Dave Matthews' label ATO Records. Tony has also done session work for many artists including Sinead O'Connor, Dido, Sheryl Crow, Patti Scialfa and Johnny Lang.
More recently, Tony has done production work on U2's last record "No Line On The Horizon", Mixed half of Devendra Banharts "What Will Be" ( with Dan Lanois ), Digital production on Neil Young's"Le Noise" ( Winner of a Grammy for best rock song 2011), Producing records for LA artists Sextooth and Human Joe. Currently Tony and Sextooth are back in the studio working on a follow up dance cd.
Tony continues to do Ad work (see news)