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A Friendship That Makes A World of Difference

1 in 3 veterans are affected with PTSD. Healing doesn’t always come in the form of medicine but in services that help veterans adjust back to normal civilian life.  The Battle Buddy Foundation has been providing vets with highly trained service dogs in an effort to make positive long term rehabilitation possible. Today, we return […]


David Wins Big At ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Last night, ASCAP hosted their highly anticipated Screen Music Awards at the Wiltern Theater. ASCAP’s top composers gathered for a night of tributes and honors for the best in TV, Film, and Video Game music. Highlights included awards for Film Score of the Year – Michael Giachinno, ASCAP Founders Award – Stephen Schwartz, and Most […]


NMPA + NSAI Seek Mechanical Royalty Increase

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) have joined forces and are seeking mechanical royalty rate increases from the Copyright Royalty Board. Please spread the word and sign the petition. It’s important that we unite so we can be heard.  The music community is watching. Sign + share the petition […]


Vanacore Returns to Realscreen 2017

Vanacore Returns to Realscreen 2017 Its that time of the year for all of us in unscripted! You know it, its Realscreen time.  We will be making our way to the East coast to spend a couple of days in D.C. for the annual Realscreen Summit, known as the go-to event for producers, show runners, […]


Survivor’s Social Experiment Continues

Survivor’s Social Experiment Continues As 20 new castaways were being dropped in Fiji for Survivor‘s latest social experiment, we started collaborating with a handful of talented artists & musicians to bring this season’s sound to life.  Even with 33 seasons under our belt, the sound of Survivor continues to evolve. This season, we traveled halfway […]


Scott Medlock + Robby Krieger Invitational 2016

Scott Medlock + Robby Krieger Invitational 2016   Vanacore Music returned as a proud sponsor of this year’s Scott Medlock + Robby Krieger Invitational 2016. This is an event that is near and dear to our hearts. Not only does this annual event give us the chance to jam with some pretty cool people but […]


Sounds of Summer 2016

We’re knees deep in Summer and we can’t help but share some of the music that has our heads bopping this season.  Whether you’re in for some Olympic inspiration, folksy chill Indie, or tropic house (a genre that is sweeping the charts), we have a little something for you. Turn up the volume and don’t […]


The Emmy 2016 Nominations Get Real

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 […]

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Battle Buddy Foundation Sponsors

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 […]

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Realscreen West 2016

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 […]


ASCAP Screen Music Awards 2016

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 […]

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Sharing Music Insights @ ASCAP EXPO 2016

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 […]

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Realscreen Summit Showdown Finalists

Realscreen Summit Showdown Finalists Unscripted’s Realscreen Summit Showdown is less than a week away, hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV’s Property Brothers and sponsored by us!  Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their reality TV show idea to a panel of major network and production company executives that include Denise Contis (EVP/Discovery […]

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Realscreen Summit 2016 Returns To DC

Realscreen Summit 2016 Returns To DC If you’re a veteran in the unscripted world of programming you know that this is not only the time to get ready for the holidays, but the time to start planning your annual trip to Realscreen Summit 2016. Yes! You heard us, its Realscreen time and we’re here to […]

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Vanacore Music Survivor Cambodia Trip

Yep! You guessed right. We’re the team of composers behind Survivor, one of the longest running reality TV shows on air to date.  We’ve been composing custom music for Survivor since day one and its been one heck of an amazing ride. In honor of the latest season of Survivor we wanted to share some […]

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MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE Music will make a difference at this year’s Scott Medlock + Robby Krieger 2015 Invitational golf event where top music guests and music industry leaders will get together for an entertaining day a the Moorpark Country Club. 3 Top Reasons Why You Should Attend: 1) Enjoy an all-star studded rock n’ […]

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Production Music Conference 2015

After a successful event last year, the PMA’s Production Music Conference is back for a second round on September 9th, 2015!  Industry leaders in the production music industry will join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking. Topics covered that day include the following: Understand the Latest Business Models Monetize Your Music Sustainably […]

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Variety + Vanacore On The Sounds of Reality

Variety &  Vanacore On The  Many Sounds of Reality TV Programming Variety runs through the Sounds of Reality that propel the emotions and story lines of Reality TV in this interview with our witty composer/CEO, David Vanacore. Although viewers may not realize it, music has a big role in the emotional roller coaster they ride […]

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The #ITK Hollywood Summit Experience

GET In The Know  WITH VANACORE AT THE #ITK HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT We live in a new era where TV & Digital Media are constantly evolving.  The ITK “In The Know” Hollywood Summit brings together top TV and Digital executives on August 14th at the Beverly Hills Palomar Hotel. They will provide an inside look at […]

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Wall Street Journal’s Inside Look At Reality TV Music

WALL STREET JOURNAL’S INSIDE LOOK AT REALITY TV MUSIC Wall Street Journal takes an inside look at the breadth and depth of music created by composers for Reality TV.   Mr. Matthews from the Wall Street Journal recalls, ‘Vanacore Music, is a heavyweight in the unscripted genre — and some documentaries — composing for hits […]

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2015 EMMY NOMINEE SHOUT-OUT! The much-anticipated 2015 Emmy Nominees were announced this morning.  We’d love to give a special shout-out to the following shows we’ve had the honor of working on.  We’re crossing our fingers for you! Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Survivor • Survivor Warfare (Worlds Apart) • CBS • United Artists Media […]

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Finding the Right Sound for Your Story

Finding the Right Sound for Your Story   After producing a show for what can be months on end, producers hit that point when its time to start looking for production music.  Over the past 20 years of successfully branding TV shows with music, we’ve realized that the following 3 pieces of advice are always […]

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SESAC Film And TV Composer Awards 2015

SESAC FILM & TV COMPOSER AWARDS 2015   SESAC hit the Santa Monica shores at the ocean-front Casa Del Mar Hotel to celebrate 2014’s top composers for Film, Television and Cable shows/programs.  Among the award winners was Andrew Kaiser, one of our very own composers, who we are proud to say is part of the […]


Realscreen West 2015!

Realscreen Takes Over the West Side We’re a couple of days away from the much-anticipated Realscreen West 2015 event taking place at the Santa Monica Fairmont, June 1- 3, 2015.  As we head out to the 3 day-long event we welcome you to meet up with us.  Lets catch up, talk business or show us […]

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BMI Film And TV Awards 2015

BMI FILM & TV AWARDS 2015 2015 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Last night, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel welcomed some of the most successful composers in the industry for a night of recognition and celebration.  Broadcast Music, Inc’s (BMI) 2015 Film & […]