I've composed music for network television shows, films, video games, and independent artists. My entire music career has been rooted in collaboration, building community, and the love of creating something new every day.
Collaborating with other artists is what I live for! Whether you're looking for original score, complete tracks, additional production, arrangements, orchestrations, or harmonies, I've got you covered. I truly believe that music is for everyone and that some of our best work comes from knocking our heads together.
Drop me a message and let's craft the sound of your vision together!
IMDB Credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5298457/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
**Video reel available upon request**
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- Mike Garson (David Bowie)
- Wong Fu Productions
- Marvel's Inhumans
- Grand Prize / Lennon Award Winner in John Lennon Songwriting Contest
- Thomas Pridgeon
- OSU Films
- Eric Whitacre
- Ryan Potter
- Andrew Balogh
- Cabel Sasser
- Adam Berry
- Stevie Wonder (sang backup)
- Luther Vandross (sang backup)
- Low Leaf
- Mark Phillips
- Voodoo Kungfu
- Gaby Moreno
- Good Trouble (Freeform Network show)
- Shahkar Bineshpajooh
- Universal Production Music
- BMG Production Music
- 2K Games
- Hallmark Channel
28 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joe Sanders
Once again Joe nailed it! He is patient and conscientous and communication with him is easy and timely, even over Christmas and New Year. I cannot wait to work on another project together!
Joe nailed it every time! Technique and creativity are both incredible! Can't wait for the next project!
Another brilliant collaboration please hire this man as he iis a great composer and works hard to make sure everything is 100% perfect
Just wow! Joe's amazing musical composition for my animation gave me goose bumps.
What a great composer! Joe brought my music into another level!
Joe created an incredible music composition for my project with clear communication during the whole process. Joe is a very talented musician and his understanding of the sound elements needed for my project is elite.
Joe Sanders MD, is a doctor who specializes in dysfunctional creations of music. He uses various techniques to restore the body of music to a fully thriving force of art! Thank you, Dr Joe. We now have music that is beautiful and ready to go!!!🚀
Joe is an amazing composer and producer. He was easy and fun to work with. Super efficient, creative, and communicative. And he took the time to get to know me and understand my vision for the project.
Recommended overall, esp if you need help on the composition side. His compositions are incredible.
Will be using him again.
Joe is beyond amazing. He really took the time to discuss all my ideas and get to know me to better provide the perfect track. I would not only work with him again but will be recommending him to others I know who would also require his services.
The amount of emotion and depth when hearing his music is truely stunning. He is very talented and can play and use multiple instruments to achieve the perfect harmonious sound. Bravo cannot fault.
As great as always! Looking forward the next project!
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Joe is great to work with! Kind, professional, and the tracks always turn out great,
As a Film Director, I can assure you that working with Joe Sanders is one of the greatest possible decisions you can make for your films. He is not only an incredibly talented musician who has a deep understanding of instruments and music theory but is also an artist, deeply in touch with the emotions and soul of every project he works on. His passion and love for the craft shines through as his music elevates the film, giving it the sonic subtext needed to make it the best that it could be.
I was so lucky to have one of my filmmaking colleagues recommend Joe to me. I was struggling to find the right composer for the project and I'm happy to say that Joe was the PERFECT partner. He even helped to find outside vocalists for the project as well.
Joe is extremely professional and went above and beyond on this one!
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Working with Joe was great! He's high level professional, kind and communicative. The production was pristine and the songs were fantastic! I really can't wait to work with Joe again.
Another project is done with Joe! As great as always! He has incredible creativity and super fast response!
He sounds perfect every time! Highly recommended!
Joe is an incredible musician! He knows what you want! Quick and professional!
Interview with Joe Sanders
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are great in the right applications. The digital audio production tools we have now are so refined to the point where you can basically make anything sound like anything. However, analog gear offers us its own unique sound and workflow which can lead to very unique ideas.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: One of my favorite things about working on music together is the feeling that we are elevating each other's understanding of music itself. I gain knowledge from every person that I collaborate with!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: -How would you like the listener, watcher, audience member, game player, etc. to feel when listening to this music? -Do you have any references for how you'd like the music to sound? Having a bit of a jumping off point sonically goes a long way for kickstarting the collaborative process.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: At some point while playing in student orchestras as a kid I got bit by the composing bug and I haven't looked back since. A couple years into getting my composing degree at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach I started interning for Mark Phillips, a veteran composer for TV shows. Seeing him work and interact with clients gave me true insight into how people succeed in the music industry. From there on I hit the pavement and said yes to a lot of opportunities from ghost writing, contracting studio recording sessions, and orchestrating, which in turn led to more leadership roles like composing and producing artists' songs. I continue to meet and work with new talented artists all the time, and put a lot of priority on building community
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Getting feedback from trusted peers. This has opened so many doors for me when working on projects and I would recommend that everybody lean on their artistic community (as well as showing up for everyone else) whenever possible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I take every piece of music I work on extremely seriously.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Passionate, heavily melodic, and eclectic. I have influences all over the map, from classical music to bebop jazz to EDM.