Los Angeles, CA., May 13th, 2010 - Mike Reagan Music ( www.mikereaganmusic.com), the leading music creative company founded by award-winning composer, songwriter and music producer Mike Reagan, whose scoring credits include the romantic comedy UNBEATABLE HAROLD (starring Dylan McDermott and Henry Winkler), the animated television series APE ESCAPE (Nicktoons) and WOW WOW WUBBZY! (Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.) and video games such as CONAN (THQ), DARKSIDERS (THQ) and Sony's best-selling franchise GOD OF WAR, today revealed expansion measures with the appointments of Brandon Violette as Vice President of New Business Development and Jenn Shundo as Manager of New Business Development. Additionally, Mike Reagan Music announced Gareth Coker has joined the company as Assistant Composer to Mike Reagan. The newly assembled team is designed to accommodate Reagan's recent expansion into television and film, while continuing his relationships in the video game industry.
An experienced project coordinator for notable Hollywood producers, Brandon Violette spearheads new business relationships for Mike Reagan Music while overseeing day-to-day operations. With a strong background in communications and extensive knowledge of the interactive entertainment sector, Jenn Shundo brings a wealth of management skills to help expand business relationships for the company. Gareth Coker caught Reagan's attention during the University of Southern California's Scoring For Motion Pictures And Television Program where Reagan recently guest-lectured throughout the 2010 semester. With his in-depth knowledge of digital audio workstations, music software, and composition, Coker received his training from the Royal Academy of Music in London before relocating to Los Angeles.
Mike Reagan Music, located in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles, now boasts 2 identically mirrored composition, recording and editing studios, fully equipped to record ensembles, including full percussion and horn sections. For previous projects he has recorded studio performances with artists such as Asdru Sierra (Ozomatli), Ron Blake (Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy), Denny Seiwell (Wings), and legendary Hollywood musician and percussionist Emil Richards. Reagan records live orchestral productions at the world-famous Skywalker Sound with members of the American Federation of Musicians and his select team of top Hollywood orchestrators.
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and lecturer of Music Composition at University of Southern California's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, Mike Reagan has enjoyed a successful career as a composer, songwriter and music producer for visual media. His music is featured in film, television and video game projects including songwriting and production for Oliver Stone's ANY GIVEN SUNDAY and Sony Pictures / Jim Henson Productions' ELMO IN GROUCHLAND, which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Children's Soundtrack. Reagan's music for the Emmy award-winning WOW WOW WUBBZY! cartoon series received a Telly Award for Best Use of Music in Television. In video games he is most recognized for his CONAN original score touring with the Video Games Live symphony concert, the Aurora award-winning orchestral/western hybrid score for DARKWATCH and the recent bombastic smash hit DARKSIDERS. As composer for Sony Computer Entertainment's blockbuster GOD OF WAR series Reagan has been honored by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Original Music Composition and the Game Audio Network Guild Award for Music of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack. Reagan is currently composing music for GOD OF WAR: GHOST OF SPARTA, Sony's surprise sequel in the GOD OF WAR series coming to PSP, as well as several projects to be announced. For more information please visit www.mikereaganmusic.com.
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