CEO / Composer
Alec Puro is an award winning Film and Television composer, accomplished studio musician and entrepreneur. He has created the music for over forty five films, thousands of hours of television programming and countless advertisements. Among other projects, Puro is best known for scoring the hit Freeform drama The Fosters, Netflix’s new zombie thriller Black Summer, his collaboration with Linkin Park scoring the film MALL as well as other 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 gritty urban drama PIMP executive produced by Lee Daniels starring Keke Palmer, comedy film 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.
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. Recently his films Ashby starring Mickey Rourke and Emma Roberts as well as PIMP executive produced by Lee Daniels starring Keke Palmer made their Tribeca Film Festival debuts in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
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, Scientology and the Aftermath, Glee, The Real Housewives of OC, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, NBA 2K and The Americans to name a few.
Eric 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.
Tim 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.
Callie Jean is Texas born where she studied audio engineering and sound technology. Shortly after, she moved to Los Angeles where she spent 9 years working in audio post-production. After reaching her highest achievement of working on Twilight Saga Eclipse, she hung up her assistant editor hat and joined an agency for composers/music supervisors. Callie Jean spent 5 years managing music catalogs, pitching, and licensing music before joining Gramoscope Music. She spends a lot of her time seeing live music, listening to records, and drinking too much iced coffee!
Peter George Borotto is a composer and arranger from the Washington D.C. area where he has been an accomplished performer since the age of 14 on guitar, drums, voice, bass, piano, and brass instruments. Peter has also played a wide variety of venues, from performances at the Kennedy Center in a choral series with the National Symphony Orchestra to gigs at the 9:30 Club. As a composer, he has written music featured in television shows on NBC, FOX, ESPN, VH1, and TLC and has received several industry awards for his music featured in advertising. He has also written the official fight song for UNC Greensboro. As an arranger, Peter has had recordings of his acapella arrangements featured many times on the Best of College Acapella albums. Hundreds of his arrangements of popular works have been published and Peter has even written several instructional music education books that are distributed in schools nationally by Bach to Rock.
Peter graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Performance in Composition with minors in conducting and recording from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied composing with Mark Engebretson and Alejandro Rutty, and tuba with Dennis Askew. He studied conducting with Kevin Geraldi and Robert Gutter, piano with George Kiorpes, and performed across the country with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. Peter is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.
As 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.”
Los 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.
Irving 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.
Ryan 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!
Dario 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.
Writer, 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.
Tim 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.
Lawrence 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.
Dominic 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.
Bradley 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.
Jared 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.
Although just in his twenties, Zach Frank has written the theme and additional music for two Showtime series, A Season With Notre Dame Football and A Season With Florida State Football. Additionally, Zach’s music has been used in over 50 television series and 550 episodes of TV. Some of these include the 2016 Rio Olympics, Pro Football Talk Live, Champions, Hollywood Medium, I Feel Bad, The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Arrangement, Botched, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, You’re The Worst, and Growing Up Hip Hop. The Los Angeles native, a 2012 graduate of the film school at Chapman University, also keeps busy producing and composing urban, electronic, pop, rap, and dance music for various artists and production companies. His remix of Spencer Day’s 72 And Sunny was featured in heavy rotation on Sirius XM.
Russell Crain is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. A Los Angeles native, Russell studied music and earned his degree from Cal State Fullerton. His experience in the industry spans nearly 2 decades and includes work with major label artists such as Def Jam, Sony and Warners Bros., as well as countless works for network tv, cable tv, and film.
In addition to the commercial work he has done, Russell has worked as the Music Director for Mariners Church for the past 7 years. Writing, arranging, and producing content for weekend experiences.
Mark MacTaggart is a composer, producer, and engineer, based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
As a recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Mark began working with local artists and students on projects to help perfect his craft and love for being in the studio. Mark has quickly shown that he has what it takes to deliver exactly what his clients are looking for; providing additional music for over 70 different television shows and has advertising placements all over the world.
Some notable placements include hit television shows Catfish, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Botched, Million Dollar Listing, Access Hollywood, Wicked Tuna, and many more!
When Mark is not in the studio, he loves to spend his time with his family and friends.
Abby has experience in all areas of music publishing, from creative to administrative. She has vast experience in works registration, a strong knowledge of music publishing data and databases, and a background developing royalty processing and CWR works registration software tools.
Abby is involved in several tech-forward, cutting-edge working groups and initiatives in the music licensing and metadata areas. She consults and advises companies in the financial sector and music industries regarding these issues. Abby is a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIMP, and a member of NMPA’s Team 100, the Television Academy, the Guild of Music Supervisors, the CCC, Women in Music, SONA, the SCL and MMF-US (Music Managers Forum-US).
A graduate of UCLA Law School, Dean Serwin began his law practice in 1990, and expanded into general entertainment industry consulting (SMG) in 1994.
Dean works primarily in the entertainment and related industries, and also provides intellectual property (trademark and copyright) services to other industries. His experience prior to establishing his private practice included working for a sole practitioner with several platinum artists, as head of legal for a film and TV production and distribution company, and positions at the Director's Guild of America, BMI and Capitol Records.
Dean has lectured extensively for various industry groups and moderated or participated in panel discussions at industry conferences.
Dean's South Pasadena, CA based practice began in 1994 and serves clients in all areas of the music, film, video, TV, internet, distribution and social media industries, including record labels; music publishers; recordings artists; songwriters; composers and music production libraries; music, television and film producers; social media personalities; managers; television, film, internet, commercial and video game production and distribution companies, business executives and consultants; motivational speakers; authors; clothing and other merchandise companies; as well as others involved within the entertainment and related industries.