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.




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.
Andrew Kaiser

Andrew Kaiser is a classically trained freelance composer residing in Los Angeles. Trained at NYU and a graduate of the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, Kaiser has done it all from composing, Film & TV scoring, and orchestrating.

He joined the Vanacore composing team back in 2006 and has been busy since composing for various television shows.  He’s been honored with SESAC Awards for Survivor, Big Brother, The Apprentice, Nanny 911 and Cable Television Performance Awards every year since 2010.  Additionally, Kaiser has composed under legendary composer Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow) and compiled credits in an eclectic range of outside projects for films that include Time Lapse, The Perfect Family, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, and TiMER.

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Mark Phillips

Mark rocked out as a member of Joy Killer, Down By Law, and other bands as a talented guitarist in local California pop punk bands but grew curious about the licensing world when producers Jamie Bruce and Russell Ziecker licensed one of his songs for a film.

In love with music but ready for something new he enrolled at UCLA’s school of Music Composition for TV & Film and became known as a lightning fast writer who could compose in many styles of music. Jamie Bruce, producer of The Apprentice, set him up to meet David in 2002 and the rest is history! Since then Mark has received BMI Awards for his work on Out of the Wild: Alaska (Discovery) and Big Brother (CBS). When he’s not busy with Vanacore Music assignments, he’s collaborating on projects with members of Mars Volta, Bright Eyes, and Nine Inch Nails.

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Keith Horn

As soon as he saw the famous “Johnny B. Goode” scene in the film “Back to the Future”, Keith Horn knew his calling was to be a guitar player. Influenced by the guitar shredders of the 80’s as well as jazz legends John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, and Charles Mingus, Keith went on to study music composition and percussion performance at Western Michigan University, followed by two years at UNC School of the Arts earning a degree in Film Scoring.

His  music has been featured in over 50 TV commercials (Acura, McDonald’s, Honda, etc.) and in over 400 TV shows (Off Their Rockers, Wipeout, Swamp Pawn, etc.)! More recently he was contacted by Disney Television Animation to score the animated series “The 7D“, working alongside composer/songwriter Parry Gripp.

Brandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson is living the composer dream doing what he loves for a living. Brandon has been part of the Vanacore family since 2006 when he fled the New York life for a bit of sun on the West Coast.  Brandon spent a handful of years on the East Coast, studying at Berklee’s College of Music and at NYU for his Masters in Composition. He began his career in New York  as a Music Supervisor/Editor on ABC’s One Life To Live and as a music producer for Music Beast Jingle House.

Today, Brandon is one of our top in-house composers with a handful of ASCAP Awards  (4 for Ghost Hunters and 1 for Beyond Scared Straight) under his belt.  But on top of all this, he’s also our VP of Music Production / Head Creative Director for shows like Big Brother, Wipeout and Beyond Scared Straight. When not in the studio Brandon is always looking for getaways, new adventures and most importantly family time.

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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.

More Talent

Our Work

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.

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.


One of our recent commercial compositions was for the online retail leader. With a Vanacore score, we were thrilled to help show just how easy it is to add Zappos to your day.

Vanacore Music Notes

SXSW, Home Sweet Home for the Week! Austin’s much anticipated SXSW Music and Media conference has arrived and we’ll be there to explore and get a sneak peek of some of the best up and coming talent in the industry. SXSW’s Music conference will be our home for the next week up until this weekend […]

2015 / 03 / 17
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30th Annual ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards The best of the best gathered at the Beverly Hilton this past Monday for the ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards to honor last year’s music achievements in film and television.  The 30th annual award show was one of the best yet for David and the Vanacore team.  We were honored with 5 ASCAP […]

2015 / 03 / 10
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Survivor‘s much anticipated 30th season debuted last night on television screens across America with 9.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere since season 25! It’s been an incredible 15 year ride with the Survivor team as we’ve crafted the unique sound that is recognized by millions of fans on over 445+ episodes. Celebrate […]

2015 / 02 / 24
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It’s been a pleasure to work with MTV’s TMI* Queen, Rochelle Holguin, over the past couple of years. If there’s anyone with an exceptional keen ear for new, up-and-coming artists in the world of programming, it’s her! We’re proud of all her hard work and we congratulate her on the well-deserved recognition by Hispanic Executive […]

2015 / 01 / 22
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Do you have the next brilliant concept for a reality/docuseries? If so, get one step closer to getting your idea out there and on TV. Realscreen’s Summit Showdown pitch competition entry deadline was just extended by a week to December 19th! Don’t hesitate and submit now. You will get the opportunity to pitch your idea […]

2014 / 12 / 12
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