Gramoscope Music is a hands on, full service music production company specializing in creative music services including original composition, music supervision and licensing to the entire production community.

rule
About Alec Puro

Alec PuroAlec Puro is an award winning Film and Television composer, accomplished studio musician and entrepreneur. He has created the music for over forty films, thousands of hours of television programming and countless advertisements. Among other projects, Puro is best known for scoring the hit ABC Family/Freeform drama The Fosters, MTV’s vigilante dark comedy series Sweet/Vicious as well as several films including The Art Of Getting By starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore and Higher Ground starring Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga. A veteran of the indie film world, he recently composed the music for the upcoming comedy All Nighter, starring Emile Hirsch and Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons and A Happening of Monumental Proportions, actress Judy Greer’s directorial debut starring Katie Holmes, Allison Janney and Rob Riggle.


Puro began his career playing drums in studio sessions with the likes of Jackson Browne, Cher and Robby Krieger of The Doors. In 1996, while attending California Institute of the Arts, Puro launched the band Deadsy with longtime friend Elijah Blue. The group’s first album debuted at #99 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 20,000 copies in the first week, and the band embarked upon a decade of world tours opening for bands such as Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots, playing to packed audiences at historic venues like Madison Square Garden. He would later collaborate with Linkin Park once again, to compose the music for the 2014 feature film MALL.


During his time with Deadsy, Puro also began composing music independently as well as licensing to television shows such as Chicago Hope and NYPD Blue. Puro’s first significant success as a composer came from the 2007 hit Sundance film The Good Night. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz, the film and its score both received widespread praise from the likes of Steven Spielberg and Variety Magazine. In 2011, Puro returned to Sundance with two feature films making their debut; The Art of Getting By, starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, and Higher Ground, the critically acclaimed directorial debut from Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga. Puro became a Sundance regular, returning again in 2012 with his third invitation for scoring Jonathan Kasdan’s The First Time. Since 2007, Puro’s work has been a regular fixture at some of the worlds most integral film festivals, from SXSW to Cannes to the Tribeca Film Festival where his film Like Water won the “Best New Director” award in 2011 and his film Ashby starring Mickey Rourke, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff made its debut in April 2015.


To support his creative endeavors, Puro founded Gramoscope Music in 2006, a full service music production company with an extensive and diverse music catalog for licensing in film and television. Some notable projects they have created music for include the new theme for Real Time With Bill Maher, American Horror Story, Botched, So You Think You Can Dance, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Wicked Tuna, The Americans, Glee, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Burn Notice to name a few.


back to top >

About Eric Meyers

Eric MeyersEric Meyers is a composer and engineer at heart with over a decade of experience in various reaches of the music industry. A Los Angeles native, Eric spent much of his youth playing in bands throughout Hollywood and is a graduate of the illustrious music industry studies program at Cal State University Northridge. Throughout his college years Eric’s interests expanded as he spent most of his time writing music, learning to play multiple instruments and delving deep into audio engineering. He also helped found the recording studio Kokopelli West with fellow engineer Brett Grossman and began producing / mixing various bands and artists.


After graduating from college Eric worked with multi-platinum selling artists, producers and songwriters serving as the Studio Manager and Lead Engineer for The Chemists, an entertainment company founded by former Interscope executive Garnett March. Soon thereafter he found himself working for various in-demand LA based music houses and recording studios developing a deep knowledge of publishing, composing and music production. Since joining Gramoscope Music as their creative director Eric has become an integral part of the company overseeing key operations while also composing music for various television shows and films.


back to top >

About Tim Aarons

Tim AaronsTim Aarons is a Music Supervisor, Music Editor, and Composer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of the School of Music at the University of Southern California, his two-decade career has had him oversee the music for thousands of episodes of television for numerous series including Forensic Files, The Girls Next Door, Biography, Ancient Aliens, The Curse of Oak Island, and Botched to name a few. Tim has also supervised the music for several independent dramatic films, multiple commercials, and a number of documentary films.


As a composer Tim’s work can be heard in programs like My Cat From Hell, Ancient Aliens, Lockup, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and Growing Up Supermodel.


After a brief stint working with the Trailer and Television Music Supervisors at Mob Scene, Tim joined Gramoscope Music in the summer of 2015. Here he’s been involved in the music for several films, countless television programs, and numerous commercial and online projects. He’s also been a key part of planning and implementing the growth of our music collection as well as bringing a Music Supervisor’s perspective to the constant refinement and improvement of our online Music Search.


An avid concert-goer, Tim can be found almost every night at music venues across Los Angeles. He’s a frequent contributor to several music blogs, most recently for Pass The Aux. He also attends countless festivals throughout the year and has been on industry panels for the M for Montreal festival, the Canadian Song Conference, and the International Documentary Association.


back to top >

About Mark Grilliot

Mark GrilliotAs an Indiana University music graduate, Mark started his music career as a guitarist singer/songwriter in Nashville. While there, he began his tenure with the BMG-developed “Lightheaded” as their bass player and relocated to St. Louis, MO. During this time Grilliot also worked as an engineer for Popo Da Prophet (Pop, Lock, Drop It.) and played with the Columbia-signed rock act "Autovein."


These experiences catapulted Mark into the pro circuit working with world-class acts including Diddy, Pitbull, Akon, T Mills, IM5 (Simon Fuller), Michelle Delamor (American Idol) and Carmit Bachar (Pussycat Dolls) to name a few. He’s also had the privilege of working alongside mega-producer JR Rotem, Grammy-nominated Cedric “Da Benchwarma” Smith, Adrian Newman, Phil Bentley, Chase Ryan and acclaimed producer Mark Jackson.


Mark is currently producing, mixing and writing songs in Los Angeles as well as composing music for television shows including Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Scrubs, The Doctors, Vampire Diaries, and Disney’s “Radio Rebel.”


back to top >

About Julian Beeston

Julian BeestonLos Angeles based English musician and sound designer, Julian Beeston, began his career as a drummer with the influential electronic group Nitzer Ebb. Achieving cult status in their own right, they also toured extensively with Depeche Mode, Jesus and Mary Chain and Sisters of Mercy where he gained invaluable experience not only on stage but also in his second home, the studio, where he learned what all the fancy equipment did.


Moving on, he found a niche producing and remixing alongside production luminaries Flood, Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, John Fryer, William Orbit and Martin Atkins with whom he worked on an array of mainstream and not so mainstream artists' work. Credits include Billy Idol, Donna Summer and Bob Marley as well as more left field, edgy material with acts like KMFDM, Gravity Kills and Die Krupps to name but a few.


Always flirting with new aspects of sound, he is perhaps now as much a 'music designer' as a composer and his eclectic works have found their way on to recent Hollywood movies and blockbusting video games being used in soundtracks and trailers. His impressive repertoire has also seen placements on numerous TV shows both in the US and abroad.


Embracing sound design, audio-post production, location sound and ADR into his skill set, he has built a reputation for professionalism and quality, working within the video game and film industries with companies such as CapCom, Sony, EA, Disney and Warner Bros.


back to top >

About Irving Victoria

Irving VictoriaIrving Victoria is a Mexican-born film composer and orchestrator. After moving to Los Angeles, Irving started his music career as a keyboardist for Grammy Award winning Latin artists like Tommy Torres, David Bisbal, Diego Torres, Chino y Nacho, among others.


Irving attended the Musicians Institute and the UCLA film scoring program, and recently finished a master’s degree in Orchestration for Films, Games & Television.


Throughout his time studying at UCLA, Irving began writing music for German and Austrian TV shows like Janus, Wilsberg, Tatort and the EMMY award winning movie/mini-series, A Day for a Miracle. He also worked as an instructor for Hollywood Music School the Musicians Institute where he taught music programming, Logic Pro, music production and private lessons.


His additional music credits to date include the TV shows and films Dark Valley, The Best Man Holiday, MythBusters, Day of Reckoning, 2091, Maximilian, Kebab extrascharf and the Spuren des Bösen series, as well as multiple trailer placements like The Amazing Spider man 2 the Game.


In 2015 Irving was nominated for “Best Soundtrack” for his original score for the film All Through the House.  Recently, he also composed the original score for Austrian thriller film Mein Fleisch und Blut.


back to top >

About Ryan Rhem

Ryan RehmRyan Rehm is an Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer, producer and artist. He has been a working musician all around California and the rest of the US since he left grade school. He spent his early years dominating the Hollywood rock scene in the mid 80’s as a ripe 15 year old with eager fans lined around the block at all the major venues and at 17 landed his first credited TV commercial composition for Burger King.


After attending Berklee College of Music and ultimately graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Ryan landed at Elias Arts in Santa Monica where he worked up to the position of Associate Creative Director and Composer gaining experience in the art of creating music for film and television from one of the best in the business. During his time with Elias he helped build the west coast office into a mega music house working on album production as well as music for film, television and commercials.


2007 brought Ryan to yet another successful commercial music house, The Lodge, in New York. The Lodge went on to open a studio in Santa Monica where Ryan served as Creative Director and Head Composer for three years further honing his skills until 2010 when he decided to go out on his own!


back to top >

About Dario Forzato

Dario ForzatoDario Forzato is an LA-based award-winning composer and guitarist from Milano, Italy. He graduated from Università degli Studi di Milano with a degree in Music Sciences and Technologies and earned several diplomas in arrangement, theory, and guitar performance from many prestigious classical and modern music academies in Milano, such as the Conservatory “G. Verdi”, CPM and NAM.


For the past decade, Dario has been composing and performing music across Europe, Asia, and the US, constantly collaborating with top producers, composers, artists, songwriters, and production companies.


He has scored multiple feature films and a number of shorts, winning for Best Score at the LA Shorts Awards 2016 with “A Very Lovely Dress”. His versatility in composing has led him to write and license music for visual media, sport teams, and indie artists. His work can be heard on Ubisoft’s bestseller videogame “Rocksmith”, during NBA, NHL, and NFL games, as well as on all major networks and cable TV.


back to top >

About Mitchell Marlow

Mitchell MarlowWriter, producer and musician Mitchell Marlow has been active professionally in the music industry for over 10 years. He has had the pleasure of writing for the likes of In This Moment for their third, and most successful album, “Blood” as well as A Skylit Drives' newest record, “Rise”, both reaching #15 and #41 respectively on the Billboard Top 200 chart.


During his time with multi-platinum selling band Filter he wrote, performed and engineered on their album “The Trouble With Angels”, including both singles "No Love" and "Drug Boy". Marlow’s producing and engineering expertise has also landed him in the studio with bands like He Is Legend, Advent and Call To Preserve.


Between 2008 and 2012 Mitchell spent much of his time touring with He Is Legend and Filter. During his time on the road he shared the stage with other renowned bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Papa Roach, Korn, Gym Class Heroes, Sevendust and Killswitch Engage.


More recently switching gears to work on TV and Film projects, Marlow co-wrote, performed and engineered music for the motion picture “2012”, wrote one of the Iron Man 3 trailers and recently composed the music for a Chevrolet commercial to name a few.


back to top >

About Tim Ziesmer

Tim ZiesmerTim Ziesmer is an accomplished Portland/Los Angeles-based composer and guitarist. Though a native of Los Angeles, Tim studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.


His talents have propelled him into working with the likes of producers Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance scoring numerous feature films including Breathing Room (Ailsa Marshall, Michael McLafferty), Growth (Mircea Monroe, Nora Kirkpatrick) and Static (Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi) to name a few.


Ziesmer has also composed for television including countless commercial projects for major clients such as Bank of America, Allstate, and Audi. His music can also be heard in Sony's Bad Teacher and Fox's hit show New Girl.


back to top >

About Lawrence Katz

Lawrence KatzLawrence Katz is a seasoned and diverse musician, songwriter, and producer. He spent many years on the road as a guitarist and member of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones before shifting his focus to songwriting, producing and music for TV and film.


He started his own company, Argyle, in 2006 to serve as a home base for his operations when not traveling.  In the years to follow this would become a place not only to house his unique collection of recording gear and instruments but a place to fulfill his desire to make great music.


Lawrence’s immense talent can be heard in countless commercials for brands like Taco Bell and K-Mart as well as in his producing and songwriting with a variety of indie artists.


back to top >

About Dominic Kelly

Dominic KellyDominic Kelly is an accomplished composer, guitarist, and vocalist based in Los Angeles. He studied jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical music from Loyola Marymount University.


Dominic has composed music for several network television shows as well as feature films and documentaries. He has composed countless pieces of music used in the primetime network television shows NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, and NCIS Los Angeles. He has also scored various feature films and documentaries including Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie, The Lather Effect (starring Connie Britton, Peter Facinelli, Eric Stoltz, & Ione Skye), & Full Tilt Boogie (a documentary about the making of the Tarantino / Rodriguez film From Dusk Till Dawn).


Outside of the studio, Dominic writes original songs and performs on guitar & vocals with his bands at many iconic venues throughout Los Angeles and Hollywood.


back to top >

About Bradley Senstock

Bradley SenstockBradley Senstock was born in Misawa, Japan and considered a military brat for moving almost every three years with little time to root into any one place. This blessing in disguise has helped curate his sound into something wonderful, beautiful, inspiring and definitely fresh. He spent the last 15 years of his life studying music every day and crystallizing the art he feels deep in his heart.


In addition to teaching recording engineering at the Arts Institute, Bradley has ten years of drumming under his belt, five years playing the flute and seven years playing guitar. As a multi-instrumentalist, he paints with an eclectic pallet of sweet bass tones that complement the lush nature of his music and live additional elements of guitar, drums, percussion, and extreme programming. He pushes the boundaries of artists today in terms of the capacity of what is possible to create within a time frame. Projects, artists, and companies that Brad has worked with include Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, Shamans Dream, Desert Dwellers, The Used, The Cab, Pierce the Veil, King Felix, Hanna Winters, Slenderbodies, James Kapicka, Krista Hagman, Beloved Festival, Yogi Tunes, The Arts Institute, Lightning in a Bottle, Green Mary, Maker-Faire, Howl Halloween and EDM Identity.


back to top >

About Jared Meeker

Jared MeekerJared Meeker is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer, producer, educator, and author who has performed throughout the world. A graduate of the music program at California Institute of the Arts, Jared has taught seminars and classes at music schools, colleges, and workshops across the U.S. The diverse roster of artists Jared has worked with includes Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Myka 9, N.A.S.A. / Squeak E. Clean, Karen O, Salvador Santana, and Hollie Cook.


He has authored several books for Alfred Music, been featured in top guitar magazines and has released several instrumental albums of original music. His compositions were featured in the Sundance award-winning documentary Fields Of Fuel and in Sunken City, which won best music at the Dubuque International Film Festival. His music can also be heard on the hit television shows Dexter and Smash, as well as on MTV, Showtime, NBC, VH1, CBS, and TNT.


back to top >


Gramoscope Music