the TCP is an electronic dreampop artist from Nashville, TN.

Tim Putnam


Nashville-based producer & songwriter, Tim Putnam began his journey studying music business at Belmont University, where he honed his craft in music production, songwriting, and audio engineering.

His first song was cut by a recording artist at age 21, and since then, his songwriting prowess has found a place on numerous records and various media, including Michael W. Smith, Eli Young Band, a collaboration with Natalie Hemby on the captivating track, "Sweet Girl," featured in J.J. Abrams' hit TV show, "Felicity."

Putnam's musical history is diverse. He co-founded the electronic duo "Kildare" with sound designer Lee Gilmore and ventured into the realm of alt rock and pop-punk with the band “I Got Rockets” alongside renowned producer Scotch Ralston (known for his work with 311) and engineer Mark Ralston (credited with Miley Cyrus and American Hi-Fi).

Beyond music, Putnam is a versatile creative, with contributions as a writer, notably in Robert Hicks’ collection of short stories by songwriters, "A Guitar and a Pen."

In 2023, he started to release music as "the tcp", an exploration of electronic soundscapes, including dreampop, mid-tempo, and deep house.