|Birth name||David Vanacore|
|Occupation(s)||CEO of Vanacore Music, composer, music producer|
David Vanacore is an American multi-award-winning television music composer. Dubbed by television music industry insiders as 'The King of Reality', David Vanacore is the composer behind such acclaimed series as Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Hell's Kitchen, Wipeout, Whale Wars and hundreds more.
David's diligence in working closely with producers and directors to understand their vision has earned him top honors among Film & TV composers, winning ASCAP's prestigious Most Performed Themes and Most Performed Underscore awards every year since 2005.
David began his musical journey studying piano at the age of seven. For years he worked as a studio session pianist/keyboardist and toured with Cher among other well-known artists. While continuing to refine his chops as a studio musician David studied composition, orchestration and conducting at Cal State University and the Dick Grove School of Music. A chance meeting with famed television composer Mike Post led to an offer as his studio keyboard player, which introduced him to the world of music supervision for television.
David's first major breakout as a TV composer occurred when he landed a job with Mark Burnett for the first season of Survivor in 2000. At that time, Reality TV was new to audiences around the world; as a result, David was able to craft a style of music which today is commonly used for unscripted TV. As his success and workload increased he began to hire composers in order to keep up with the high demand of music. His venture as a one-man composer blossomed into a full-fledged composing house ( known as Vanacore Music ) with an impeccable reputation for producing music for unscripted television series.
Today as President & CEO of Vanacore Music and co-owner with his wife Lisa, David continues to provide music for major network and cable shows in collaboration with his team of diversely talented composers and producers at his full-services, state-of-the-art music production facility in Los Angeles and recently established offices in Santa Monica and New York City.
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- David Vanacore at Vanacore Music
- David Vanacore at IMDB
- David Vanacore at LinkedIn
- David Vanacore at SXSW
- David Vanacore at RealScreen Summit: Music Matters
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