Vanacore Music is the destination for award-winning production music for television, film, advertising, and digital media

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. Vanacore Music is an award-winning production music company for television, film, advertising, and digital media.  We’ve been providing our custom music division, production music libraries and music licensing expertise to producers for 20 years.
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Tim Riley

Tim Riley has been writing music for TV and Film in Los Angeles since 2002.  He’s worked extensively with Vanacore Music, contributing music for hundreds of network and cable TV shows, most notably Survivor.  Credits include co-composer duties on the Discovery Channel’s Surgery Saved My Life, and several TV themes co-written with David Vanacore.

In film, Tim has scored numerous shorts including Prick (2012, dir. Ryan Nelson) and The Missing Pages (2009, dir. Salvador Paniagua), as well as feature The Wednesday Night Save the World Society.

On the web, you can hear his opening theme for Beyond the Marquee at

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John Nooney

“I wake up and make music everyday. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, ya know, like this is a dream and I am waiting for the other shoe to drop.  But for now, I just put the other shoe on and keep walking”, John says as he describes his successful career as a musician.

John Nooney began chasing the dream at the University of Montana where he received a Bachelors in Music Composition and Advanced Study in Orchestration & Electronic music.  In search of a start he landed in Los Angeles and began working as a television commercial and independent film composer until he found a home at Vanacore in 2004.  He’s been with the Vanacore family for 10 years and has successfully composed incredible underscore music, resulting in 6 BMI Awards for shows like Undercover Boss, Dirty Jobs, Out of The Wild: Alaska Experiment and more.

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Joe Greenier

Composer and songwriter Joe Greenier has been creating music since an early age. A multi-instrumentalist with an expertise in classical and electric guitar, Joe has also studied piano, bass and drums. A product of the computer music production revolution, Joe is well versed in rock, electronica and orchestral composition. Joe completed his undergraduate education at Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Film Scoring.

Today, Joe is both a Creative Director and Composer for the Vanacore Team where he focuses on developing a unique sound for each show he is writing on.  He’s recently composed for shows that include Fast N’ Loud, American Ninja Warrior, and has produced the theme songs for Ink Master, Frankenfood and Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls.

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John O’Hallaron

John is an artist and producer from Pittsburgh, PA who has been releasing albums with his band Chalk Dinosaur for the past 7 years.  His love for writing, recording and improvising with other musicians began when he picked up the guitar in his senior year of high school.

In love with the instrument and feeling inspired, he ended up at Carnegie Mellon University where he received a Bachelors in Film & Media Studies. Two years ago John joined Vanacore Music and has been one of our go-to guys for Hip Hop, Indie Electronic and Dance music.  If he’s not in the studio composing cues or jammin’ with Chalk Dinosaur you’re likely to find him lighting up tiki torches and relaxing under the firelight in his backyard.

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Tal Wallace

If anyone can let the beat drop, it has to be Tal. His epic electronic tracks landed him a spot as a resident composer at Vanacore Music in 2010.  He had previously worked at Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records as a Mastering Engineer, and studied at the Musicians Institute and UCLA. Today he’s one of our Creative Directors/Composers and chooses to spend most of his spare time in the studio writing.

He enjoys collaborating with amazing people who are equally as passionate about music. He has worked on shows like Beyond Scared Straight, Black Ink Crew and Heroes of Cosplay, and is blessed to be able to go home and hear pieces of his music on TV. When he’s not caught up in the studio Tal enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding and watching his favorite EDM DJs live.

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Our Work

Big Brother Season 17 (CBS)

We’re proud to bring back the classic music that fans have come to love to Big Brother Season 17. Feel the tension as the heads of household nominate the four house guests that will be fighting for their chance to stay in the house. As Julie Chen says…Expect the Unexpected!




Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader is back and ready to teach you all who really is the smartest.  Our revamped rendition of our original theme song is featured in this scene, along with underscore by our team of composers.

Ink Master Master Vs Apprentice

With 5 seasons under its belt, Ink Master has returned for a 6th season with a twist.  Masters will now be competing head-on with former apprentices, hence the name Ink Master Master Vs Apprentice.

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.



Treehouse Masters

Pete Nelson, the Treehouse Masters 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.

Vanacore Music Notes

Realscreen Summit Showdown Finalists Unscripted’s Realscreen Summit Showdown is less than a week away, hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV’s Property Brothers and sponsored by us!  Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their reality TV show idea to a panel of major network and production company executives that include Denise Contis (EVP/Discovery […]

01 / 26 / 2016
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Realscreen Summit 2016 Returns To DC If you’re a veteran in the unscripted world of programming you know that this is not only the time to get ready for the holidays, but the time to start planning your annual trip to Realscreen Summit 2016. Yes! You heard us, its Realscreen time and we’re here to […]

12 / 03 / 2015
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Yep! You guessed right. We’re the team of composers behind Survivor, one of the longest running reality TV shows on air to date.  We’ve been composing custom music for Survivor since day one and its been one heck of an amazing ride. In honor of the latest season of Survivor we wanted to share some […]

10 / 14 / 2015
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MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE Music will make a difference at this year’s Scott Medlock + Robby Krieger 2015 Invitational golf event where top music guests and music industry leaders will get together for an entertaining day a the Moorpark Country Club. 3 Top Reasons Why You Should Attend: 1) Enjoy an all-star studded rock n’ […]

09 / 28 / 2015
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After a successful event last year, the PMA’s Production Music Conference is back for a second round on September 9th, 2015!  Industry leaders in the production music industry will join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking. Topics covered that day include the following: Understand the Latest Business Models Monetize Your Music Sustainably […]

09 / 03 / 2015
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