Vanacore Music is the destination for award-winning production music for television, film, advertising, and digital media

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.




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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. Vanacore Music is an award-winning production music company for television, film, advertising, and digital media.  We’ve been providing our custom music division, production music libraries and music licensing expertise to producers for 20 years.
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Shannon Gould

As a toddler, Shannon picked up a toy guitar and he never put it back down. By the age of 10, it was time to upgrade it for the real thing.  His passion for music only grew from there on.  He graduated from Berklee College of Music, where he studied film scoring and learned about the art of writing music for picture.  Soon after, Vanacore Music became his second home.

When he’s not editing music to picture or managing our extensive music library, Shannon is making music!  Most recently he’s written underscore for ABC’s Battle Bots and NBC’s new series Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge. Shannon loves the New England Patriots (a seemingly unpopular choice at the studio), and enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two mischievous Siamese cats.


vanacore music composer Colin Clark
Colin Clark

Colin is a composer whose love for music runs through every aspect of his life.  Music first brought him to the guitar where he discovered he had a knack for writing songs.  It wasn’t long before he found himself at the doors of Vanacore Music, interning for a year before setting off to Boston where he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Film Scoring Degree.  Coming full circle, he returned home in early 2014 to the studio that nurtured his early ambitions.

For Colin, the writing never stops; it is just a part of who he is.  He enjoys writing in all styles, relishing the opportunity and challenge that the many different shows require.  If there is energy to burn at the end of the day he will spend it working on fugues, chorales, or anything else of interest.  He feels blessed to be part of such a great team and he is always looking forward to the next show coming down the pipe.

Tyler Ewing

Tyler knew he had a knack for composing when he won the alma mater composition competition, which became the first fight song for his university.  Soon after graduating from Belmont University with a degree in Classical Composition he began scoring for television and eventually ended up composing for Reality TV alongside our composing team at Vanacore.

He’s a multi-instrumentalist with a sweet spot for the drums, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, cello, and violin; word in the studio is that he’s been known to be called our musical Swiss army knife (…so beware!).  Tyler currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and 6-month-old daughter who has been taking up quite a bit of his time these days.

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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.

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Tim Riley

Tim Riley has been writing music for TV and Film in Los Angeles since 2002.  He’s worked extensively with Vanacore Music, contributing music for hundreds of network and cable TV shows, most notably Survivor.  Credits include co-composer duties on the Discovery Channel’s Surgery Saved My Life, and several TV themes co-written with David Vanacore.

In film, Tim has scored numerous shorts including Prick (2012, dir. Ryan Nelson) and The Missing Pages (2009, dir. Salvador Paniagua), as well as feature The Wednesday Night Save the World Society.

On the web, you can hear his opening theme for Beyond the Marquee at

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Our Work

Survivor – CBS

32 seasons of elevating the intensity of the challenges, eleminations, and successes of the island castaways. Every season has its own unique twist and identity.  Press play and watch this exclusive clip from Survivor Kaoh Rong.



Big Brother – CBS

Feel the tension as the heads of household nominate the four house guests that will be fighting for their chance to stay in the house. As Julie Chen says…Expect the Unexpected!

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader – FOX

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader is back and ready to teach you all who really is the smartest.  Our revamped rendition of our original theme song is featured in this scene, along with underscore by our team of composers.

Ink Master – Spike

With 7 seasons under its belt, Ink Master continues to challenge the skills of eager tattoo artists around the country. This scene’s music captures the building tension as judges critique and applaud the work that these artists have shed blood, sweat, and tears for.

Treehouse Masters – Animal Planet

Pete Nelson, the Treehouse Masters whisperer & builder extraordinaire, has done it again! Listen as our custom underscore weaves in and out of this storyline as Pete introduces the magical Box Troll-inspired tree house to a wonderful boy whose dream is about to come true.

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Vanacore Music Notes

The Emmy 2016 Nominations Get Real   The Emmy 2016 nominations get real with an exceptional list of Reality TV show nominations for Reality Competition.  29 shows, pitted against each other, will fight for Emmy voter picks.  Of course, we’ll be rooting for some of our favorite shows that are dear to our music hearts featuring […]

06 / 14 / 2016
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We are proud to be an official sponsor of this year’s Inaugural Golf Classic benefiting The Battle Buddy Foundation.  TBBF is instrumental in helping veterans assimilate to life after active duty with the help of a man’s best friend, the battle buddy (aka. service dogs).  Donate to this amazing organization.  Every little bit will help […]

05 / 31 / 2016
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Realscreen West – Pitch, Share, Sell! Realscreen West is coming to Cali for a visit this June.  Pitch, share ideas, buy shows, and get the latest snapshot of what is happening in unscripted programming today. This unique gathering of production companies, networks, and entrepreneurs will take place at Santa Monica’s charming Fairmont Miramar Hotel. One […]

04 / 25 / 2016
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ASCAP Screen Music Awards 2016   What a night!  Yesterday’s ASCAP Screen Music Awards, formerly known as the ASCAP Film & TV Awards was a memorable evening for us and our CEO/Founder David Vanacore.  David was humbly honored with four Top Television Awards for our custom music on Big Brother 17, Survivor: Cambodia, Survivor: Worlds […]

03 / 18 / 2016
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We Create Music…We Share the Insights   David Vanacore joins a distinguished group of hit songwriters, composers, and producers at this year’s ASCAP EXPO.  This much-anticipated premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists, and producers is back for its 11th year – April 28th – 30th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A. Get valuable […]

02 / 16 / 2016
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