We are in the business of telling stories. Our approach is simple: you tell us your vision, and we make it come to life through music. We understand that every project is unique, sometimes less is more and sometimes it takes an orchestra. No matter the place, time, or character, our close attention to detail will capture the essence of what is happening on the screen, giving your project a voice that is both unique and memorable.

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Our Talent

Artists featured here are members of The Young Blood, a loose collective of Vanacore’s most promising young talents who still love and care about music in all its forms. The Young Blood allow Vanacore to bring an unparalleled array of modern styles and sounds to any project, and deliver solutions that are fresh, unexpected and immediately relevant.
Charles Stephens "Chizzy"
Charles Stephens “Chizzy”

A true producer/songwriter with incredible experience under his belt, Chizzy has produced and co-written on a variety of Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop records, including, most recently, Justin Bieber’s “Playtime”, three tracks on O-Town’s new comeback album ‘Lines & Circles’, two cuts on Jennifer Lopez’s 2014 LP ‘A.K.A.’ (“Same Girl” and “TENS”), and Candice Glover’s debut album “Forever That Man”. In addition to working with Jennifer Lopez and Candice Glover, Chizzy’s music has achieved major placements with artists such as Jordan Knight and Chris Brown. While at Vanacore he has also placed a variety of custom-made Pop and Hip-Hop tracks for TV shows such as VH1’s Black Ink Crew, OWN’s Raising Whitley, and CNBC’s Money Talks.

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Ehren Ebbage

As a songwriter with 20 years of music experience and in search of an outlet for his original tunes, one lucky cold call to the Vanacore studio landed him an opportunity to become a composer in 2010.

He’s written underscore cues for dozens of TV shows and has licensed numerous original songs for Film, Advertising and TV.  Recent work includes a song placement on Sons of Anarchy, main titles for NBC’s Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Discovery Channel’s Kodiak, History Channel’s Down East Dickering, and TLC’s My Five Wives.  In 2012 Ehren Ebbage received a BMI Film and TV Music award for his work on Undercover Boss. Nashville has become his home where he continues to work on projects with local musicians and songwriters.

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Melissa Stoner

For Melissa there’s nothing better than getting the opportunity to write music in many genres and styles as she puts her music skills to the test on shows like Doomsday Preppers, Catfish, and Wipeout as our in-house Creative Director/Composer.

She grew up in a small town in Upstate New York where she could outrun the class as a long-distance runner in her early years in high school. Melissa knew she wanted ‘out’ of the small city and decided to relocate to Boston and attended Berklee where she refined her musical talent and love for the piano.  With a dual degree in Electronic Production and Design, and Film Scoring in her back pocket, Melissa was ready for the big city and moved out to the City of Angels where she worked closely with a handful of film composers before finding out about the Vanacore Team.

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Marcus Vaughn

An unpredictable road paved with twists and turns, along with experiences in the music business that span from all corners of the industry led Marcus Vaughn to Vanacore. He was previously a member of two major-label signed bands, toured the world (literally) on numerous occasions, and worked for some of Country and Pop music’s A-list artists (Sugarland, Sara Bareilles, and Lady Antebellum). Ultimately, Marcus’ love for songwriting and production led him to trade a life on the road, for a life in the studio.

Today, Marcus welcomes the notion of being considered a “non-traditional” composer, who enjoys pushing the limits of artist-driven material. Shows that he’s recently written for include  Down East Dickering, Swamp Pawn, Catfish, and Redwood Kings. When not composing for Vanacore, Marcus is an avid solo-artist, and producer in Nashville, TN.

 

 

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Nick Steele

Nick Steele is our musical chameleon whose writing capabilities span a wide range of musical styles/genres. His memorable vocal hooks and catchy underscore tunes have given him the opportunity to write for shows like CatfishThe FaceAmerican Ninja WarriorBig Brother and more.

Upon graduating Indiana University in 2007, Nick headed west to study audio engineering at the Los Angeles Recording School. A meeting with David Vanacore landed him a gig at the studio where he gained a deep appreciation for the talented composers who write for VM. Nick’s fascination for the world of composition flourished, and before long he was using his abilities to write music for us on the side. Eventually he began his journey as a full-time composer and relocated to Nashville where he produces and engineers tracks with local artists.

 

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Our Work

SL Green Realty | Lighting Up The City

We were up for the challenge when SL Green Realty reached out to us for custom music that would tell the story for their latest promo, Lighting Up The City!  Many said that we knocked it out of the park.  Check it out and see for yourself.

 

 

WATCH

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey has introduced us to some of the  wildest divas of the East Coast up to now.  Listen to our our tunes that weave throughout these scenes as you meet the newest sassy ‘i control everything‘ cast member who will be spicing things up on the new season.

Princess Cruises – Discovery At Sea

Princess Cruises and Discovery are teaming up to create an unforgettable vacation experience this year.  Check out their latest promo and enjoy our featured track, GLORY.  You can find this track and others like this in our World Orchestral Catalog, Vol. 24.

 

 

Treehouse Masters

Pete Nelson, tree house whisperer & builder extraordinaire, has done it again! This time it’s for A.J., a young boy who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.  Listen as our custom music weaves in and out of these scenes as Pete introduces the magical Box Troll-inspired tree house to a boy whose dream is about to come true.

Hell’s Kitchen

Scott Commings, winner of Hell’s Kitchen season 12,  is now reigning over the kitchen floor at Vegas’ Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Ceasars Palace.  But before all of this, he had to survive a hell of a lot of tense gripping moments with his team!  Watch them cope with each other as they compete to win.

Vanacore Music Notes

Finding the Right Sound for Your Story   After producing a show for what can be months on end, producers hit that point when its time to start looking for production music.  Over the past 20 years of successfully branding TV shows with music, we’ve realized that the following 3 pieces of advice are always […]

06 / 19 / 2015
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SESAC’s FILM & TV COMPOSER AWARDS 2015   SESAC hit the Santa Monica shores at the ocean-front Casa Del Mar Hotel to celebrate 2014’s top composers for Film, Television and Cable shows/programs.  Among the award winners was Andrew Kaiser, one of our very own composers, who we are proud to say is part of the […]

06 / 12 / 2015
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Realscreen Takes Over the West Side We’re a couple of days away from the much-anticipated 2015 Realscreen West event taking place at the Santa Monica Fairmont, June 1- 3, 2015.  As we head out to the 3 day-long event we welcome you to meet up with us.  Lets catch up, talk business or show us […]

05 / 26 / 2015
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BMI’s FILM & TV AWARDS 2015 2015 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Last night, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel welcomed some of the most successful composers in the industry for a night of recognition and celebration.  Broadcast Music, Inc’s (BMI) 2015 Film & […]

05 / 14 / 2015
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One Round Closer To The Realscreen Awards   As the month of June approaches, everyone who’s deeply rooted in the realm of unscripted programming begins to anticipate this year’s Realscreen West Conference being held at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar.  Having rapidly become a juggernaut event over the past handful of years, Realscreen has established itself […]

04 / 27 / 2015
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