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Shawn Patterson: The Accidental Cartoon Composer

Composer and songwriter Shawn Patterson got his start in television on ‘90s series like The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Chipmunks. He has since produced work for Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken

Sound Bites: Aaron Walz

If you want to spend most of your time making music, stay away from the gaming industry, says Aaron Walz. While writing tunes is a part of what Walz does—he has, after all, composed and sound designed tracks for more than 100 games—a larger part of his day is spent meeting with clients, tweaking his songs, and facing the constant battle of finding new work.

Music Publishing Coordinator

When a music supervisor or other client is searching for the perfect soundtrack to accompany a television episode, film, or advertising campaign, they often turn to boutique music publishing companies that offer services for sourcing existing songs and producing original scores. The music publishing coordinator works directly with the owner and senior management of the company to perform administrative and creative functions in relation to music publishing activities.

Sequencing Programmer

A musical score for film, television, or a video game endures several stages between the composer’s pen and the live orchestra recording. One of the final checkpoints is with the sequencing programmer, who converts sheet music to a simplified digital track.

Tree Sound Studios

Paul Diaz, the owner and president of Tree Sound Studios, founded the company with one explicit mission: “Educate the world on the importance of sustainable living and the impact of conscious consumerism through the power of music.” To that end, Diaz and his wife Sunshine have partnered to build the world’s most earth-friendly recording studio and several sister organizations.

Advertising Music Director

From simple jingles to fully orchestrated original compositions, visual advertising is far more impactful when accompanied by a soundtrack. Advertising media companies are hired by clients to contribute original songs to promotional materials and rely on the expertise of music directors to guide production of soundtracks that seamlessly support commercial advertisements and engage audiences.

Jingle Writer

Practiced in the short form of songwriting and an equally adept arranger, the jingle writer is a hired hand that specializes in composing music for advertisements, such as television and radio commercials. Whether exalting the wonders of toothpaste or an airline, this person has a knack for creating an auditory brand that artfully expresses the qualities of a product or company.

Transcriber

Transcription, in musical terms, formally refers to the process of writing musical notation based solely on a recording of the song. Recording artists are not in the habit of composing sheet music for all instrumental parts on a track, nor do contemporary musicians always play a song precisely how it was written. A transcriber can take a commercially released album or recording of a live performance and put written notes to each musical part.