Joseph Saba (composer)
Joseph Maron "Joe" Saba (born January 18, 1971, Wilkes-Barre, PA) is an American composer and entrepreneur. He is best known as a co-founder (along with Stewart Winter) of VideoHelper Music, a co-writer of theme songs for shows such as ABC News Nightline, The Soup, The Suze Orman Show, and as a founding member of the Production Music Association.
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 NYC. Today, 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 currently operates out of a 6,600sf facility just off Union Square in Manhattan. Some other notable credits include music for the NFL, the Today Show, the Olympics, and several Super Bowl commercials.
In 1997, Joe 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.
Joe plays several instruments, is married with two children and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
- http://pmamusic.com/pma/ Production Music Association
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- VideoHelper's Official Website
- Joseph Saba at AllMusic
- Joseph Saba (composer) discography at Discogs