BIO

David Das is a prolific composer, music producer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. His experience covers the range from feature films, TV shows, cartoons, commercials, trailers, and other media work, over to modern music production, choral and orchestral writing/arranging, and more. He has worked on projects for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, DirecTV, Dreamworks, Fremantle, Intel, BBDO, HBO, PBS, TLC, Telemundo, Weight Watchers, Coca Cola, Hal Leonard, and many others. He has composed music for dozens of TV shows, scored films (such as Lionsgate’s feature thriller The Appearing and the drama Trafficked), and written and produced songs for numerous pop, rock, R&B, soul, and indie artists. He serves as President of the Academy of Scoring Arts, and is also involved or has spoken on panels with the Society of Composers and Lyricists, BMI, Television Academy (Emmys), NAMM, IMSTA, and the Production Music Association.

With a background in pop and jazz but schooled in the classical tradition, David has lived and studied all over the world, including the U.S., England, Italy, and Singapore. He earned his degree in classical piano and conducting from the University of North Texas, and during that time was a member of the award-winning Jazz Singers. Later seasons in both Nashville and in his current home of Los Angeles brought opportunities to tour as a keyboard player, arranger, producer and musical director for such diverse artists as Grammy-winning singer Rebecca St. James, American Idol superstar Katharine McPhee, Rachael Yamagata, Mark Ballas, Israel Houghton, The Voice’s Amber Carrington, Ginny Owens, Margaret Becker, Rachael Lampa, Tori Kelly, Bryan Duncan, Ryan Farish, and many others. His television writing includes theme music for Nick Jr’s Parental Discretion, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, The Young Icons, and additional music for dozens of shows ranging from the animated Dreamworks series VeggieTales in the House, American Idol, Amish Mafia, FOX Football Daily, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, HBO’s Homeland, Pawn Stars, Say Yes to the Dress, The Sing-Off, So You Think You Can Dance, and many more. He has done sound design work for Big Fish Audio, MOTU, and Native Instruments.

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

TV:

  • All Night (Hulu)
  • American Idol (FOX)
  • American Pickers (A&E)
  • Amish Mafia (Discovery Channel)
  • Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
  • Big Body Squad
  • Boundless (Esquire)
  • Chautauqua
  • CNN Special Report (CNN)
  • An American Narrative (PBS)
  • Corazon Valiente (Telemundo)
  • DirecTV (logo)
  • Disappeared (Investigation Discovery)
  • E News Daily (E!)
  • The F Word (FOX)
  • First Week In (Discovery Channel)
  • FOX Football Daily (FOX Sports)
  • Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen)
  • Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
  • Homeland (HBO)
  • Ice Cold Gold (Animal Planet)
  • Impractical Jokers (TruTV)
  • Last Ship (TNT)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  • Made (MTV)
  • The Marilyn Denis Show
  • Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
  • Monster Fish (Outdoor Channel)
  • My Big Redneck Vacation (CMTV)
  • Nothing But Net (MTV)
  • Parental Discretion (Nick Jr.)
  • Pawn Stars (History Channel)
  • Poker After Dark (NBC)
  • Real Housewives of Miami

TV:

  • Salvage City (Discovery)
  • Say Yes To The Dress (TLC)
  • Shadow Ops (Military Channel)
  • The Sing-Off (NBC)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Supreme Justice with Judge Karen (ES)
  • Today Show (NBC)
  • Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC)
  • Toned Up (Bravo)
  • Too Cute (Animal Planet)
  • VeggieTales in the House (Dreamworks)
  • The Verdict with Judge Hatchett (ES)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • What Not To Wear (TLC)
  • Wicked Tuna (National Geographic)
  • Wrecked (TBS)
  • The Young Icons (CW)

Film:

  • US (additional music, 2019)
  • See You Yesterday (additional music, 2019)
  • Trafficked (score, 2018)
  • The Appearing (score, 2014)
  • Crook (score, 2009)
  • Dead Cat Bounce (score, 2010)
  • Peter Rabbit (additional music, 2017)
  • Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (additional music, 2018)
  • Dreamgirls (musician, 2006)
  • Flint Creek (score, 2010)
  • Jesus Henry Christ (additional music, 2012)
  • The Kirkie (score, 2009)
  • Joyful Noise (musician, 2012)

Trailers/Commercials:

  • Acura (radio commercial)
  • Aussie (commercial)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (commercial)
  • Britney Spears Intimates (commercial)
  • Call of Champions (video game trailer)
  • Char-Broil (commercial)
  • Chicago Marathon (radio commercial)
  • Cinderella (trailer)
  • Delta Airlines (commercial)
  • Dragon’s Dogma (video game trailer)
  • FOX On Demand (commercial)
  • Grey Goose (commercial)
  • Intel (commercial)
  • Kraft (commercial)
  • L.A. to Vegas (FOX promo)
  • Lazarus Effect (trailer)
  • Marriott/Residence Inn (commercial)
  • MasterCard (commercial)
  • Pedialyte (commercial)
  • Peppermint (trailer - sound design)
  • Pizza Hut/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (commercial)
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar (video game trailer)
  • Trafficked (trailer)
  • Wall Street (20th anniversary trailer)
  • We Day (CBS promo)
  • Weight Watchers featuring Jessica Simpson (TV commercial)
  • Zagat (commercial)