Greg Johnson


116 Reviews (84 Verified)
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Greg M. Johnson, a media composer, producer, and songwriter from Los Angeles, California, stands out for his unique approach to scoring. His love for experimental sounds and genres defines his ability to craft bespoke sonic worlds. His notable contributions include his work for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, and Formula 1.

Greg created music for multiple aspects of the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, including the Final Draw, Mascot-verse featuring La'eeb, the Opening Ceremonies, the Closing Ceremonies, the World Cup Awards Ceremonies and the 'Welcome to Qatar' Fireworks/Water/Drone and Light Show. During the World Cup, Greg also composed music for Qatar Airways and the 'Visit Qatar' ad campaign featuring David Beckham.

Other notable credits include the Katara Studios' original television series "The Pact" (Roku) and Medinah (STARZplay). In conjunction with Studio Curiosity, he contributed to the scores of the South Korean fantasy "Arthdal Chronicles" (Netflix) and "The Sound of Magic" (Netflix). His film scores include the Katara Studios' original "Orca," the Romanian dark comedy "2020," and the mind-bending psychological thriller "A Frame of Mind."

In addition to his score work, Greg has provided mixing/programming/arranging services for musical acts, including Reba McEntire, Gary Clarke Jr, One OK Rock, Our Lady Peace, We Came as Romans, Powerman 5000, Tonight Alive, Dani Arribere, Heartist, and On Being Human.

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Discogs verified credits for Greg Johnson (43)
  • One Last Look
  • Powerman 5000
  • Powerman 5000
  • Powerman 5000
  • Heartist
  • Sleepwave
  • One Ok Rock
  • Heartist
  • Powerman 5000

116 Reviews - 13 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick
    by Nick

    Greg is a true pro who was efficient (and very patient with all of my requests haha) in turning my demo into a cinematic masterpiece. Thanks Greg!

  2. Review by Glen R.

    Greg was Great to deal with, easy fluid communication, an instant understanding of the brief and a quick turnaround of a vastly improved guitar track which was what was needed. I would not hesitate to work with Greg again.

  3. Review by Creative Horn Recordings
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    Our second recording for Greg!
    Super clear, and fluid workflow, A pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by Mohamad Fityan
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    It's a BIG pleasure to work with Greg again! He is really amazing composer and very clear with his musical conception.

  5. Review by Mohamad Fityan
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    It was a big pleasure and honor for me as a musician to work with the great composer Greg. Very kind and clear in his communication. Highly recommended

  6. Review by James
    by James

    Greg was absolutely fantastic. We had a long call discussing the project and he really understood it from not only a composer's perspective but an emotional perspective. I had ideas for what I wanted the score to sound like but no cohesive one. Greg brought that to life and really helped sell the emotional aspect of the project. Any notes/ideas I gave, Greg tried out and implemented extremely quick. I will for sure be working with Greg on my future projects.

  7. Review by William S.

    Greg was a true professional and was able to go above and beyond our expectations, interpreting our needs in an effective and timely manner. Would definitely hire him again!

  8. Review by dezmodegano

    I had a Very complex idea for the score for the score for my short film and Greg was able to take make vision and make it reality. The communication was great and was able to produce great results in a timely manner. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    We really love keep working with Greg, who is a master in taking your recordings and bring it up to a much superior and professional level. Always a pleasure collaborating with him!

  10. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    Another amazing mixing and mastering work from Greg! A great on-going collaboration that is very successful.

  11. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    We have developed a great collaboration with Greg. His latest mix and master for our band is simply awesome! Everything sits perfectly tight and balanced together in a marvellous manner. Greg’s contribution made our tracks and the whole song simply amazing, making us wanting to listen to it over and over. Fabulous job. We are very happy! Thanks

  12. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    Greg is a great producer and we are very happy to continue our fruitful collaboration together.

  13. Review by Creative Horn Recordings
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    Greg is a real pro!
    Second time making music together, a real pleasure to work with someone who has fresh, clear ideas clear and fast feedback!
    Go Greg!

  14. Review by Chris J.

    Absolutely incredible work by Greg on these tracks. Super talented producer and mix engineer. Highly recommended. Could not have gone this far without him.

  15. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    Greg is a superlative producer who is always available and prompt in reacting to our needs and feedback and capable of creating a mix and master of our songs that really satisfies our requirements, often exceeding our expectations.

  16. Review by Chris J.

    Its was the last but might be the best. Great production work and a great final mix.

  17. Review by Steve MacDream Colours

    Greg is an extremely talented and superb music producer. We can tell because in a very short time frame and with very clear and efficient communication he understood what we were looking for in terms of sound and mixing and cleverly nail it with a great final master of our song. We are looking forward to continue collaborating successfully with Greg in the future.

  18. Review by Ben H.
    by Ben H.

    Quick, on time, easy to communicate with.

  19. Review by Chris J.

    Excellent work on another fun project with Greg. He always know how to interpret ideas into reality and make them sound amazing.

  20. Review by JaXon G.

    Amazingly quick and creative.. he did the score for my promo video. Great work.. feels like a movie!

Interview with Greg Johnson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I was the composer for the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qatar which including writing music for the Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, Closing Awards, Final Draw, "Welcome to Qatar" Fireworks/Water/Drone show and all the music for the World Cup Mascot La'eeb.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I just finished writing the Sonic ID for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup as well as the Pre-match ceremonies music.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I am confident in my abilities and meeting deadlines. Having trust in the people you work with to deliver well and in a timely fashion is something I take great pride in.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Getting to write music for a living is something I never take for granted. The fact that I get to travel to the world and collaborate with people from many cultures to expand my outlook on music and on life is just the icing on the cake.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Macbook pro - Apogee Duet - Audize Headphones - NI Komplete S88 - Robocaster

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I am a modern composer that loves blending genres as well as creating new sounds to help create a unique sonic fingerprint for every project I work on.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Write good songs! Everything after that is just helping a great song speak and can be done in so many unique and fun ways.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Modern Film/Commercial music as well as creating sonic worlds for live events and other forms of media.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Creating a unique sonic world for a specific project both melodically and tonally.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: 2020 Mac Pro - PMC 6-2 and Sub-8 - NI Komplete Kontrol - Focusrite Red 4 pre - Manley Preamps and Microphone - a large library of samples as well as custom created samples and software.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: I enjoy all types of music but Trent Reznor comes to mind as a revolutionary in the field of electronic music and Hans Zimmer for what he has done for film scores/

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: I create music for a large variety of media formats (TV, Film, Live Show/Events, Commercials and Video Games).

  25. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  26. A: Kyle Kirkpatrick, Eric Belvin, Hector Gabriel

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: Obviously how much things cost is the biggest question but let's chat first so I can see what your project needs!

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: The biggest misconception is that creating a film score is a single person job. There are musicians/editors/mixers/etc that all go into creating a score.

  31. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  32. A: I usually for as many details as possible for my clients' project. There are so many elements that go into creating a score for a project that the better equipped with information I am, the better results I can give.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both when possible. Analog for quality, Digital for speed.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Whatever the client needs! Overall though I think I can strengthen melodic content, add a uniqueness to the color or timbre of the track and then wrap it up with a mix.

  37. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  38. A: Shoot me a message! I am very open to work on anything.

  39. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  40. A: I go wherever the wind takes me, the music industry is too chaotic to be picky. I have been doing this for 12 years and it's taken me all over the world doing things I never would of expected.

  41. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  42. A: Any artist with a unique voice and vision.

  43. Q: What's your typical work process?

  44. A: I usually listen to the song then talk to the writers about their intention and goals. Then envision where the song needs to go and work your way back through all the steps that need to be taken to accomplish that.

Whisper of the Wind (From the 2023 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix)

I was the Composer/Producer/Mixer in this production

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    Whisper of the Wind (From the 2023 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix)
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    Mascotverse (ft. the 2022 World Cup Mascot La'eeb)
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    Now is All (2022 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremonies)
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    The Whale Shark ft. Morgan Freeman (2022 Fifa World Cup Opening Ceremonies)
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GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Ludwig Goransson
Gear Highlights
  • 2020 Mac Pro
  • PMC 6-2 and Sub-8
  • Focusrite Red 4Pre
  • Manley Preamps and Microphone
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