Brian Jackson Harris - Music
Brian Jackson Harris, Music Supervisor for "Film
and TV Music Library", began his career in
Entertainment Industry as a DJ in Michigan in
the mid 80s. During this time he played guitar,
and sang in several rocks bands. As an avid fan
of video games, this initiated his on-going interest
computers by learning to program video games.
He owned one of the early Apple Macintosh computers
and an Atari 800 computer and began taking computer
programming courses at age 15. This would
eventually lead to connecting his synthesizers
to his computers through MIDI, and on to music
production using all sorts of music software such
as Cubase, Finale, Pro Tools, and 100s of virtual
In 1989 Brian moved to Los Angeles, California
and landed a position in the Marketing Department
MGM Studios where he worked on such multi-million
dollar box office films as Stargate, Goldeneye,
Thelma & Louise, Legally Blonde, and Die Another
Day. Brian's career at MGM spanned 16 years,
during which time he was introduced to many Film
Producers, Directors, and Music Supervisors who
advised and mentored Brian in music licensing.
Brian continued to write, record, and produce
and his original song "A Little Closer"
won 1st place in the Dance category of the USA
Competition. His Asian influenced instrumental
cue "Xian" placed as a finalist in the
category. In 2002 Brian sang and played keyboards
on a trance version of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably
Numb" which became a national dance club
hit, and was highly praised on the Roger Waters
Brian graduated from UCLA Music Business in 2010
and has composed numerous cues for film and
television including a song licensed for "Walking
Tall" starring The Rock on CBS and co-wrote
theme song for the DVD "Beauty Shop"
starring Queen Latifah. Brian has recently signed
composer's such as Benoit Martin, Music Director
for Cirque du Soleil.
As a Composer, Brian's writing styles are diverse, but
he is best noted for his Electronic cues as he has
a vast collection of synthesizers and virtual synths from
which to create intriguing cinematic landscapes.
Having been a DJ over the past several decades just natually
transitioned into the role of
Music Supervisor since with both types of work he must
keep his ear on what's hot
and his finger on the pulse of the music scene.
Brian also now custom builds his own music computers for
his recording studio,
and builds custom music computers for other composers
Brian Jackson Harris - at West Lake Studios
where artists such as U2, Van Halen, Boston, The Rolling
Stones, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne,
Celine Dion, Cher, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Josh Groban,
Billy Idol, Talking Heads, Prince,
and many other famous recording artists have recorded
their legendary albums!
Brian Jackson Harris is currently producing Bill Tucker's
"Sgt Tucker" album