David Catalano

David or "DAVE," is a multi-award-winning composer, songwriter, and music producer from New York. As a multi-instrumentalist since his teenage years, Dave got his start gigging with various Long Island club bands as an organist, pianist, synthesist, guitarist, flautist, and alto saxophonist. Dave has since worked with artists such as Mariah Carey, Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Russell Javors and Richie Cannata.

 

As an audio engineer, he remixed a number of projects for RCA records and produced several independent artists before founding the Beach Street Music production library in 1995. By 1997, Beach Street Music accounted for 16% of ASCAP's television royalty revenue. In 2000, Dave brought the majority of his catalog to SESAC which garnered numerous awards for not only his company's film & television music accomplishments, but also for his achievements as a composer in film and television.

 

In film, Dave scored the feature film, Ace the Case, starring Susan Sarandon, and more recently scored a short film, A Bathroom on Drake, which won 1st place at the 2020 Big Apple Film Festival and also won Dave a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination for Outstanding Score in a Live Action Short Film.

 

In television, he has composed for countless promos and pilots, provided soundtracks and sound design for nearly one hundred TV series, as well as themes and scores for QVC, USA, GSN, NBC, The Weather Channel, Kaufman Films among various other networks and production companies over the course of his career.

 

To this day, Dave has received over 100 industry awards for his compositional skills and remains a long-time trusted music provider for Sony Pictures, CBS Studios, NBC Universal, and Warner Bros. He continues to write music and produce songs specifically for use in film and television and welcomes all opportunities to be considered as a composer or contributing composer for television and film projects worldwide.

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