Joseph Saba (composer)
Joseph Maron Saba
January 18, 1971
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Children||2 (Joseph IV and Carly)|
Joseph Maron "Joe" Saba (born January 18, 1971) is an American composer and entrepreneur. He is best known as a co-founder (along with Stewart Winter) of VideoHelper Music, being known for theme songs for shows such as ABC News Nightline, The Soup and The Suze Orman Show. Saba is also known for having some of his tracks played on DirecTV placeholder channels. He is a founding member of the Production Music Association.
Early life and education
After graduating from Columbia University in 1993, Saba briefly played keyboards for the band Fabulon (EMI/Chrysalis) and appeared on MTV's 120 Minutes. He later composed the original score for Two Ninas, starring Amanda Peet and Ron Livingston.
In 1995, he and Stewart Winter co-founded VideoHelper and launched it from a bootlegger's warehouse in New York City. VideoHelper's music is used daily in over 60 countries by major international broadcasters (TV, cable and radio) and in films, movie trailers, websites, and almost anywhere audio-including media is created. The company operates out of a facility near Union Square, Manhattan. Some other notable credits include music for the NFL, the Today Show, the Olympics, and several Super Bowl commercials.
In 1997, Saba was part of a group of eight composers and publishers who joined together to advocate on behalf of the production music community and subsequently founded the Production Music Association (PMA). From approximately ten members in 1997 the PMA's membership has grown to over 445 production music libraries and has now become the industry's leading voice.
Saba plays several instruments. He is married with two children and lives in Brooklyn.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20170207122716/http://pmamusic.com/pma Production Music Association
- http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/23/smallbusiness/hire_right.fsb/index.htm CNNMoney, September 23, 2009
- http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1999-05-24#folio=028, The New Yorker, May 24, 1999
- http://digitalcontentproducer.com/soundforpic/revfeat/videohelper_sony_creative/, Millimeter, July 1, 2008
- http://mixonline.com/mixline/videohelper-modules-soundlibrary-120407/, Mix magazine, December 2, 2007
- http://createdigitalmusic.com/2007/12/05/nine-oddball-sound-design-and-recording-techniques-from-videohelper/, CreateDigitalMusic, December 5, 2007
- http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/03/the_22nd_street_battle_of_the.html, New York Magazine, March 27, 2009
- http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/send_up_the_clowns_EZ5tvzsxx5bwhiC3tvKFiI, New York Post, March 31, 2009
- http://www.soundtrack.net/trailers/composer-trailer.php?id=1322, SoundtrackNet, December, 2009