I've composed/arranged tunes for network television shows, films, video games, and rock/pop albums. I'm extremely lucky to have had some serious heavy hitter musicians play my music. I also have a strong background in choral singing (baritone/bass) and classical violin. *Currently booked until late February! Feel free to reach out in the mean time
Collaborating with other musicians is what I live for! Whether you're looking for complete tracks, arrangements, violin lines, or choral vocals, I've got you covered. I truly believe that music is for everyone and that some of our best work as artists comes from knocking our heads together.
Drop me a message and let's craft the sound of your vision together!
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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
- Albert Chang (Twitch streamer/YouTuber)
- Good Trouble (Freeform Network show)
- Shahkar Bineshpajooh
- Universal Production Music
- BMG Production Music
- Hallmark Channel
19 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joe Sanders
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!
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Awesome producer and professional to work with. Perfect communication from start to finish.
I truly love working with Joe! He always sends some great music over!
Joe is very talented composer! Super professional, and easy to communicate! I'm looking forward to with him again! Highly recommended!
Joe was very Proffesional and commuicative. he created a great Demo layout for me.
I've worked with Joe for years. He's an incredible guy and his work speaks for itself. As a director I almost prefer not to send Joe notes regarding music for a film as he has great intuition when scoring and is able to see/create what the scenes need to really invoke emotion. With that being said, even when I want a scene to sound a particular way Joe is able to understand what I'm looking for and create a piece that's even better than I had imagined. Joe is a professional on the business end as well and always has great communication regarding deadlines, music passes, and style.
Joe is just phenomenal. I've had the pleasure of working with Joe on a film and he nailed it. He's incredibly open to collaboration and takes your thoughts and feelings for something and marries it beautifully with his fantastic music. No ego, easy-going, and talented as hell.
Joe is a fantastic producer, composer and musician. He's written original pieces for me for demos, and absolutely nailed the styles I was looking for. He's also contracted me as a vocalist for some awesome recording gigs, as well as tutoring me on setting up my own recording space. He has an amazing work ethic, and I genuinely believe he will be a household name for film/tv/video game music in the near future.
I have hired Joe many times to help with arrangements for my students as well as for my own professional ensembles. Whether I’m asking for very specific arrangements regarding chord progressions and harmonies or if Joe has totally creative freedom with a project, he always delivers a fantastic score in a timely manner. I recommend Joe for any composition or arranging job, simple or complex, with freedom from a deadline or a quick turnaround!
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 nowadays are so ridiculously refined to the point where you can basically make anything sound like anything. However, the workflow and inherent organic sound of analog gear is a different, equally beautiful side of creating the sounds we want to. It just depends how one wants to approach making their art.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I take every piece of music I work on extremely seriously.
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 learn something great from every person that I collaborate with!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1) A saltwater powered generator 2) Composing rig 3) Violin 4) Jupiter 8 synth 5) Baby grand piano
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: At some point 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 studying at the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB I started interning for Mark Phillips, a fiercely skilled rock guitarist and orchestral composer for TV shows. He became my mentor/close friend and is by all accounts responsible for my knowledge of the music industry today. Working with him and my school contacts led to other opportunities, which led to others, and now I get up every day and just write tunes. It's pretty great.
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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would die happy if I had the opportunity to collaborate with Quincy Jones in any capacity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dynamic range is the bees' knees. Even with super loud, in-your-face tunes it is nice for the sound to be able to breathe a bit!