Super Quick Bio. I landed a national TV theme when I was 17 which kick-started a 25 year career writing jingles, producing network promo music and producing indie artists and songs.
My True Identity
As my website demonstrates, I have a few labels: web-guy, video-guy, business person, geek, etc. but where I feel my most true is as a musician – artist, composer, producer.
It started when I was like 3 or so and I’d plunk out on the piano the melodies I’d hear from my Gramma Nelson’s music box. Years later, I took a few years of traditional piano then rebelled into jazz, RnB and black gospel. I added bass and guitar along the way to help me with writing and producing and to book online. I’m a MIDI whiz and expert in computer music and digital audio. I love to arrange a familiar melody into a new experience. So fun!
My Big Break
I became a professional writer/artist/producer at age 17, when I wrote a nationally syndicated theme song. That was a kickstart to a varied and good career spent scoring music for ads and videos, writing jingles, producing indie artists of all styles, making demos for publishers and all kinds of work.
Music, Music, Music
When it comes to musical styles, survival in the business taught me how to be versatile – but my heart beats for soul, pop, RnB and orchestral. I’ve worked for ad agencies, record labels, publishers, other music producers, and countless indie and label artists from coast to coast. Check out my site, my music and if you’re feelin’ it – let’s make some music together!
When I first emailed Michael requesting some minor custom audio work I was only half expecting a reply. Not only did I hear back, but I was surprised and delighted that he was willing to make the changes I was looking for. During subsequent email and phone calls it was clear that Michael was taking a genuine interest in my work and that meant a lot to me. It was wonderful to hear and see how well the music he created fit with my visuals. I have since hired him for other projects and look forward to working with him in the future. I recommend him without reservation.
Rob Baxter | Baxter Video