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CTO Music Artists is a wedding music production company based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with offices in South Florida. Owner Carmen and her team travel all over to provide lively entertainment for weddings and milestone events. These skilled musicians and expert entertainers are passionate about their work and know exactly how to spark a party to life. They can perform live vocals in addition to various instruments and do their utmost to accommodate special requests.

Services Offered

Transform your wedding day into something spectacular with CTO Music Artists. They are fully insured and provide their own state-of-the-art equipment, including lighting, microphones, and a PA system. Their repertoire is expansive and versatile, but you can listen to their sample music to get a sense of their sound. Whether you love pop, rock, country, dance, jazz, or anything else, they will provide a showstopper performance, making your celebration a great success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

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Which of the following are included in the package?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?


What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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338 Reviews
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338 Reviews
Suzanne G. Married on 12/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

CTO - A definite must for you event!

CTO was great. We've used them the last two years for our holiday party. DJ Chelsea rocks!
Michael G. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best decision we made for our wedding!

Hiring CTO Pop Shop was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. We were absolutely blown away by Eric and his band, who put on an incredible show that was expertly executed, true to our rock and roll vision, and resulted in an amazing party! We were particularly impressed by the band’s musicianship—they are clearly masters of their craft and not at all your stereotypical wedding band. Our guests repeatedly commented to us on how great they were during the cocktail hour, and that was before the real party even started! They know how to work a crowd and played a great mix of our favorites and general crowd pleasers that had us on the dance floor all night. They also personalized the night perfectly, learning songs for us and even adding a few surprise touches that made things extra special.

Beyond their showmanship and musicality, Eric and the band did a great job running the night and keeping things moving smoothly. We were advised by several friends in the wedding and hospitality industry that CTO was a fantastic company to work with, and from start to finish they surpassed all of our expectations. We can’t recommend CTO, and Pop Shop in particular, strongly enough.
Tim H. Married on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Superb in every way

Best band at a wedding ever.! They learned three new songs for our event and they were all done well. Great individual instrumentalists and vocalist. Easy to work with, and made excellent suggestions to make our reception fantastic.!
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Carmen Tomassetti
Carmen Tomassetti

Carmenstarted out as a performer and as a published song writer. His career led him from piano bars to fronting his own band (at one time or another throughout his career) to sound tech, songwriter, music producer; including celebrity talent booker. Carmen has touched nearly every part of the entertainment business in one way or another.

Over the years, he has acquired a knack for understanding the dynamics of creating the ultimate party, or as we call it “The Art of The Party”. Having personally produced, attended to, or performed for well over 1000 events, Carmen’s passion for his clients & artists remains paramount in his tireless pursuit of an even better way to produce an affair. Now, CTO as a whole has more than 8000 to its credit, and we are still counting!

From 2005-2006, Carmen proudly served as the President of the NY Metro chapter for ISES (International Special Events Society.) Recently changed to ILEA to avoid any confusion for obvious reasons. He first became a member of ILEA in 1994 and during that time has held a variety of leadership positions in the ILEA NY Metro chapter including Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President-Elect. In addition to his efforts with ILEA, from 2008-2010 Carmen was on the board of IACEP (International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers). Carmen was also on the board of the Philly Pops from 2014 thru 2016.

Carmen is the CEO of World Entertainment Productions a.k.a. CTO ARTISTS; an entertainment production and management company that selects and manages musical artists. The mission of CTO Artists is to serve its clients, employees and subcontractors with elegance, integrity, respect and professionalism. CTO ARTISTS is dedicated to earning the trust and respect of its clients by providing perfectly matched, high-quality entertainment for their events.

Carmen's passion and energy also goes into his self created and programmed enterprise management cloud based software program called OZ is responsible for the daily operations of scheduling resources, accounts receivable & payable as well as a total sales management. Oz connects all users virtually via computer, any smart phone as well as tablets. Currently Oz manages a score of other companies spread over US. Carmen hopes one day that Oz will be the industry standard program for entertainment booking and management.

With the resources and knowledge garnered over 20 years in the business, together with his team at CTO Artists, Carmen Tomassetti continues to exceed his clients expectations.

On A side note from Wikipedia:

Carmen is derived from the root canere (meaning "to sing") with the passive nominal ending -men(therefore "a thing sung," cf. flumen from fluere or numen from nuere.

In classical Latin, carmen usually means "song, poem, ode." In magico-religious usage, a carmen(plural carmina) is a chant, hymn, spell, or charm. In essence "a verbal utterance sung for ritualistic purposes", the carmen is characterized by formulaic expression, redundancy, and rhythm.[75] Fragments from two archaic priestly hymns are preserved, the Carmen Arvale of the Arval Brethren and the Carmina Saliaria of the Salii. The Carmen Saeculare of Horace, though self-consciously literary in technique, was also a hymn, performed by a chorus at the Saecular Games of 17 BC and expressing the Apollonian ideology of Augustus.[76]

Angelina Costa
Angelina Costa
Wedding Consultant

Angelina costa has been in the entertainment business wiht CTO Music Artists for over 20 years. She has extensive experience dealing with brides and navigating them thru the waters of finding and selecting the perfect entertainment for their needs, tastes and budget.

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