Our Team

After writing for daytime television’s soap operas like Guiding Light, As The World Turns and Another World, Erik founded the Syncfree Music Library in 2003. He co-founded Pelican Island Productions in 1991 with his brother Kirby and produced artists like: Melba Moore, Denise Lopez, George LaMond, Andru Donalds and Lisa Lisa. Erik continues to write and produce for Syncfree as well as search out and find the best songwriters to add to Syncfree’s growing musical family.

Jenny came onboard in 2007 as the office manager and licensing coordinator. She keeps everything in order along with the best ears in the business!

Steve Glotzer has opened shows for Blues Traveler, Dr. John and Larry Coryell. Steve has released five CDs; Life Imitates Art, Lately, Acoustic Christmas, A Softer Side and Memory of One.  His TV credits include: The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Harry's Law, Children of the Mountain, Oprah, Desperate Housewives, Knight Rider, Wife Swap, Young and the Restless, King of the Hill, Martha Stewart Living, Kathy Griffin Show, One Life to Live, Passions, Monk, A Guy Thing, and Friends With Money.

Based in Venice Beach and classically trained in composition, Stuart is a veteran songwriter and composer who has interacted with brands like: Xbox, Marvel, Honda and Universal.

Tom Grant is a master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer who has toured/recorded with such jazz greats as Jim Pepper, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd and Tony Williams. He has also been featured on CNN and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His television and movie placements include Revenge, Last Resort, Friends With Better Lives, Nurse Jackie, Ray Donovan, Golden Boy, and Sparkle.

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857 is a racially diverse, multi-dimensional, innovative hip-hop act from Long Island, NY. They create music simply to demonstrate hip-hop's true potential.  857 is comprised of lyricists Tur-Bo, YKC, The 23rd Stallion, and  DJ/producer AL-G.  Their tracks boast originality, strong lyrics, interesting song concepts, and most of all creativity. Their single entitled Mouth Music was used in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights.

Based in California, Abbas completed his Bachelors degree in Music theory and composition from Loyola Marymount University, and his Masters degree in Classical Guitar from SMU. His versatile compositions have been synced in ads of Coca Cola, Google, Microsoft as well as TV productions of Top Gear (BBC), Undercover Boss (CBS), Inside Story (CNN), The Voice and Saturday Night Live (NBC).

Alanson Clark is a Grammy-nominated audiobook editor.  He is also a life-long guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with original tracks in, audiobooks, film and television.

Hailing from Milton Keynes, England, Benny specializes in many styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Orchestral and Dance.  His music can be heard in commercials for Comcast, Cisco Systems, Xfinity, Magicjack, W.S.O.P and Lysol as well as television programs on Fox TV, Bt Sport, MTV, Cisco Systems, Next.

Blindfold Sound has 15 years of experience composing for feature films  and TV. Closing in on one thousand placements, his credits include CBS,  NBC, ABC, PBS, Showtime, MTV. VH1, Bravo, E!, Discovery Channel,  Animal Planet, A&E, Telemundo, History Channel, CMT, National  Geographic, SyFy, Summer Olympics 2012, and The Voice.

Bobby Cole is a professional music composer from the UK. He composes  edgy, thrilling TV music, evocative, cinematic film scores, and epic, dramatic action music for computer games. Bobby has a proven track record composing for the broadcasting industry with credits including: MTV, ITV, NBC, DC Comics, Red Bull, Chicago Bulls, History Network and Cartoon Network.

Jmusiz’s production work can be heard on TV shows like: American Pickers, Guy Code, Real World San Diego, Access Hollywood, VH1's 40 Most Shocking Hip Hop Moments, When I Was 17, Big Ang, Mob Wives, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Access Hollywood, LA Hair, Push Girls, Love And Hip Hop Atlanta, Paranormal Challenge, What not To Wear, 40 Winningest Winners of 2011, What Not To Wear, Bad Girls Club, Lens On Talent, Ogilvy & Mather, KFC, The Boss 2012, California Streaming, Last Call with Carson Daly, Awkward, Nicktoons, Teen Nick, Relaciones Peligrosas, Brooklyn 11223, My Big Redneck Vacation, Kenny & Zoltan’s Venom Quest, and Big Easy Brides. For the last decade, Brett has been keeping busy writing hot original television material as well as producing other artists.

Brian is a composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His passion is creating unique, contemporary music in today's media world. His music can be heard on various networks including: ABC, NBC, CW, CBS, FOX, MTV, VH1, Discovery, History, Bravo, Biography, National Geographic, TLC, TNT, OWN, Travel Channel, Telemundo, Comcast, CMT, E!, G4 Tech TV, Oxygen, TBS, Syfy and others.

Bryan is the owner of the BrunoSteele Music production company. He has placed songs with artists around the world. His group, Analogue Revolution, has had songs placed in many popular TV shows, such as: Vampire Diaries, The Glades, Mistresses, CSI Miami, Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars, Jane by Design and Shameless. Steele’s instrumental works have also been placed in programs like: The Voice, The Amazing Race, People's Choice Awards, Entertainment Tonight, A&E Biography, The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. Bryan currently resides in Massachusetts.

California Composer Carl Miles majored in music at Cameron University in Oklahoma and later Carl studied Music composition at Los Angeles City College. His recording credits include two albums with Bill Sheilds, including Sheildstone featuring John Abecrombie, Jack Dejohnnette, Arito Morea, Gordon Brisker with Stanley Clarke producer and The Force Of Nature.

Cheryl Hodge received the award for Best Jazz Song at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2013 in Hollywood. Her solo CD’s include: One Day When I Wasn't Looking, Roots Don't Lie and INDIGO. Hodge is also the winner of the GRINDIE Award from RadioIndy.com. She is also the author of A Singer's Guide to the Well Trained & Powerful Voice. She served for 8 years on voice faculty at Berklee College of Music and for 21 years at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC.

Chris is a composer and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he writes and records albums as Bora York, Elskavon, and under his own name.  He is also the founder of Anthem Falls Music, where he writes and records original music. Placements include: ABC, CBS, MTV, CNN, Oxygen, Buick, Honda, GMC, Citibank, Leaf TV and Michael Kors.

Craig is a producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist living in Brooklyn, New York. His placements have landed him on MTV, VH1, E!, Showtime, NBC, OWN, Comedy Central, Lifetime, PBS, Logo, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Animal Planet, TV Land, Palm Inc., VEVO, Red Bull, Bravo, Discovery Channel, Much Music, AT&T, TLC, Oxygen, Fuse, American Express.

Under the name Homemadesoul, Curtis has recorded and released four studio albums and a stream of singles. His music releases have garnered him radio play all over the world including exclusive distribution deals in Japan and the UK. Currently, Curtis continues to create and release new music under his own imprint, Keepin It Homemade where his placements television and film include: VH1, Bravo, MTV, and Telemundo. 

Daniel is the lead singer of the band The Fold and over the past 7 years he has become an acclaimed songwriter. Writing for television and brands such as: AT&T, Hershey, Nissan, Pepsi, Subway, Chicago Cubs, NFL, NASCAR, MLB Kids, NHRA, LEGO, Ninjago, NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Whether it's a 30 second jingle, an introspective love song, or the theme for a new show on television, Daniel sees every writing opportunity the with the same optimism he did when he wrote his first song — a chance to leave his mark.

Minnesota composer David Flavin has earned many credits in music for TV, film, video games, animation, corporate videos, web design and advertising. His music has been featured on Disney, McDonald’s, The Hallmark Channel, MTV, Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC and CBS TV, 2014 Sochi Olympics, Dr. Oz, The Kentucky Derby, The Belmont Stakes, The Big Bang Theory, Rizzoli and Isles and Late Night With David Letterman.

A classically trained composer & songwriter, Dean’s music has been featured on many major networks in the United States, including Fox Sports, Discovery Channel, CBS, National Geographic, MTV, Catfish, 10 On Top and The Sevens. He regularly contributes music for the long running network show Access Hollywood. Dean has also been commissioned to score his first full length independent feature film.

Hailing out Los Angeles, California, Dennis has been featured on AOL’s producer spotlight and has worked on numerous television shows and with artists around the world including: How I Met Your Mother, Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta, VH1’s Behind The Music, Access Hollywood, Pranked, The Voice, Method Man, J. Nolan, D. Larue, Roxiny, Elle Winston, Carmen Rodgers, Doey Rock, Fokis, Darkim Be Allah, NYOIL, and Dumbfoundead.

Don “Digital” Fleming is a native of Detroit specializing in music for TV, video games, film, and commercials. He has over 10 years producing pop, hip hop and R&B.

Dror Sagron is a musician, composer, and sound engineer, producing high quality music in a variety of genres. Drors’ credits include CSI: Miami, America's Next Top Model, Let's Make a Deal, Jersey Shore, Access Hollywood, Dateline, Escape Routes, 90210, Burn Notice, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, The CW, E !, MTV, VH1, Bravo, Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, and TLC.

The duo Ellery have had their songs in One Tree Hill, The Lying Game, Zero Hour, Charmed, The Real L Word, Fashion House, Desire, Road Trip Nation and Starbucks. Tasha Golden, front woman and songwriter, is a sought-after wordsmith. Her first book is forthcoming from The Humanist Press this winter, and she’s a regular contributor to the award-winning Ploughshares Literary Magazine.

Eric Bolvin has performed, recorded or written for Jeff Lorber, Dennis Chambers, Jerry Bergonzi , Greg Adams, Ernie Watts, and Grant Geissman. His publishing company, Faded Duck Music, publishes his books: The Really Big Student Songbook, The Arban Manual, The Modern Jazz Trumpet Method, The Big Book Of Pentatonics & Fourths, Tongue Level and Air-26 Lessons to Efficient Trumpet Playing. Eric also is busy writing for TV, film and radio and some of his credits include: NBC, Telemundo, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, SyFy, Bravo, OWN, Pawn and Stars.

Eric Liniger was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. He specializes in EDM, Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B. His resume includes placements with Red Bull, Rockstar, VH1, CBS, NBC, HBO, and MTV as well as music production for Jagged Edge and Keyshia Cole.

Fab is both a solo artist and lead singer of The Marvelous Beauhunks. His music combines elements of alternative rock, early punk, hip hop, and synth pop. Fab hails from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Fab’s music has been featured on NBC, A&E, MTV, HGTV, Discovery Channel, Speed Network, the MLB, NHL, NFL, and Bravo.

The innovative San Antonio duo Fyre Starterz creates a diverse mix of hip hop, rap, and R&B. Their music has landed on networks like: Bravo, Oxygen, Style, and Telemundo, Check out their two recently released videos, “Lose Control” and “Never Let Go”.

Also known as Mr.G Cutty is a music composer, producer, engineer, arranger, and musician. He's a multi-instrumentalist who currently records a variety of different artists as well as composing for film and TV.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Gus has had songs placed in many different TV shows including: American Pickers, Pawn Stars, MTV The Real World, Real Housewives of Miami, NBC’s The Voice, 2013 NFL Football, American Weed, Auction Kings, Bad Girls Club, Cajun Pawn Stars, Dance Moms, Double Divas, Flipping Out, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Girl Code, I Love Jenni, Khloe & Lamar, Levantate, Miami Monkey, Moonshiners, My First Home, NY Ink, Parental Control, Real World, Say Yes To The Dress, Teen Mom 3, Toddlers & Tiaras, What not To Wear, and Ugly Americans.

Helge Cornilessum

Helge Corneliussen is a member of viseMenn who are a Norwegian alternative rock band that plays atmospheric and melodic dream-rock.Sonically they belong somewhere between U2, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, Mogwai and Radiohead.

Joey Stebanuk is a Canadian musician whose music has been used by films and commercials such as: Natasha Kizmet: The Movie, H&M and Hogan fashion videos. Joey is a versatile, guitar oriented composer who is comfortable working in many genres. Joey has released three independent albums, and his work often features live instrumentation. His music has been included on 34 various artist compilation albums as well as television placements in Vegas Rat Rods, Street warriors, Suelta La Sopa, Storage Wars Canada, Come Dine with Me, Don't Drive Here, Canada's Worst Driver. 

John Jackson is a British born songwriter whose style is typically singer-songwriter. He spent several years living in Texas before returning to the UK. John has songs placed with publishing companies worldwide and enjoys collaborating with writers across the globe. This is in addition to composing instrumental production music in various styles.

John's quirky-cool jazz, blues, and pop compositions have been featured on his five solo albums. He has had 40 different songs licensed for commercial use and is a veteran of over 700 live performances.

Hailing from Metro Detroit, Johnny “Cutt” Pregler earned his stripes in touring rock bands until settling into the life of a full-time film and television composer. A fan of every genre and sub-genre of rock, pop and hip hop, Johnny's music has been featured in numerous television shows and movie trailers such as Pawn Stars, Amish Mafia, The Wahlburgers, Sex Tape and Muppets

As a 25 year recording and performing veteran, Jon leads a band called The Loomers. They have had songs appear on CBS, Cinemax, The CW, MTV, NBC, & PBS and have released five albums of original music.

Joseph is a professional composer based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Proficient in guitar, bass and keyboard. His music has been featured on ABC, NBC (Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics), Bravo, BET, BBC and The History Channel. He has also scored multiple independent films including: International Super 8mm Festival Szeged, International S8FF by Milano Cinema, South Texas Underground Film Festival, Cambridge International Super 8, Pollygrind and The International Film Festival.

Judson studied music at Liberty University on a full scholarship.  He currently is composing music for film and television underscore. 

Julius “Crown” Thornton, has had many placements in cable and network television. His placements include: VH1 Driven: Jessica Simpson, Oprah, MTV Cribs, BET, Road Rules, Room Raiders, True Life, Real World, Adrenaline Junkie, Degrassi, and TLC: Behind the Music, New Edition.

Influenced by everything from classical to heavy metal, Kevin’s tracks have been placed on numerous television shows including: Brain Games, The Nate Berkus Show, The Marilyn Dennis Show, Rosa Diamante, and Big Rich Texas.

Lamont Flanagan Esq. is the CEO of 695 Entertainment which specializes in music for all media. Placements include NFL Network and Bad Girls Club.

Based in Ashland, Oregon, Michael composes original music for film and TV. He has composed music for theater productions at Oregon Stageworks and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is the singer-songwriter for the indie folk band Kites & Crows and is a performing musician at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Nate has performed in over 20 countries with notable acts like Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees, and been featured on MTV. Most recently, Nate was nominated for a 2013 Independent Music Award in the midst of releasing his third studio album entitled "You and I are Ghosts" which made it as high as #16 on the iTunes charts! Nate is based in both Atlanta, GA and San Francisco, CA. .

Award-Winning rock songwriter Nick Samuels’ compositions have been featured on Sony Playstation, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, NFL Football on CBS, Switched at Birth, NY Ink, Flipping Vegas, Last Call With Carson Daily, MTV True Life, Troop, Saw Dogs, CBS Sports Spectacular, Bid & Destroy, American Colony, Rosa Dynamite, Flipping Out.

Northern Jam Consorption is a small independent record label that focuses on non-mainstream niche material, especially within the area of spontaneous improvisation and jam-music. Their main artist being the experimental improv project "A Crack in Time and the Break of Dawn". Their material is usually very atmospheric and filmatic.

Owen Phillips

Owen is a composer from Cape Town, South Africa. After studying classical guitar and working as a music teacher, he now blends unique ethnic influences and exotic rhythms into his unique compositions.

Peter Truffa has been rockin' the keyboard steady since 1998. Peter has been on a seemingly endless world tour with bands such as: New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Campbell Soup, The Bluebeaters, Sweet Life Society, Create and Invento, Coolies Hot Box, Radio Dee Jay, Mr. T-bone All Stars and Peter Truffa Ska Jam Attack featuring Feutia. Peter’s TV credits include MTV, Bravo and Oxygen.

Randy has landed his musical craftwork to The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Storage Hunters, HBO’s True Blood, Criminal Minds, Porter Ridge, Lizard Lick Towing, and CSI, Randy and his co-writer David Flavin write and produce a wide spectrum of music from High energy movie trailers to Swamp Blues to Punk and everything in between.

Rick has composed and produced for commercials and special events, such as Smallville and ESPN. He has won and a couple of daytime Emmys, as well. Rick has earned a loyal following for his writing and performing, having played over two thousand times during his career. He is presently in an acoustic duo called, “Lisak and Rowe and have just released their first CD entitled “Americana”.

Rod Mosby

Living in Augusta, Arizona, Muniklip wears a lot of hats as a rap recording artist, producer, mixing engineer & indie film director. He has traveled twice to Europe to perform music from his independent album.

Rolf Schnyder

Rolf studied guitar at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zürich from 1993 to 1998 and won the 2006 Lennon Award in the country music category along with his co-writer Michael “Max” McGee. Rolf's catalogue includes pop country, jazz, rock and Irish songs. He has launched his own music company called Liva Music.

Scott Ross is an accomplished recording engineer/producer and multi-instrumentalist with almost 30 years of experience. He has over 400 album credits to his name ranging from major label to independent artists that he has recorded around the world. Scott has spent 10 years in Los Angeles and has spent the last 18 in Seattle, WA. He is the owner of Elliott Bay Recording Company, a large commercial recording facility in Seattle.

As a favorite performer in the Boston area, Suzanne is a soulful singer with a roots rock edge in her songwriting. Suzanne currently performs solo acoustic, acoustic duo, and with her five piece band.

The Crossing’s music has been placed all around the broadcast television dial in including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, FS1, CW, MTV, VH1, ESPN, CBC, A&E, CMT, TSN, USA, E!, Starz, Sundance, Style, Bravo, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Ion, Lifetime, Spike TV, TruTV, G4TV, IDTV, Space TV, HGTV, Destination America TV, Oxygen, Esquire, Fuse, SyFy, Telemundo, Netflix, The Food Network, The Cartoon Network, The National Geographic Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, The Military Channel, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, NASCAR, and WWE.

Those Willows are a Portland, Oregon-based and Detroit, Michigan-bred duo. Those Willows’ first CD is entitled Rivertown. They also released a five song EP entitled Existential Folks. They have had their music placed in The Lying Game, Remodeled, Brain Games, Flipping Out, Nate Berkus, Skins, Dream School, Income Property, 16 and Pregnant,Say Yes to the Dress, Losing It, Last Chance Highway, Teen Mom, Treehugger TV, Raising Sextuplets, Countdown to UFC, Joan & Melissa, Alaska Wing Men, American Stuffers, CMT News, Secret Interview, and Million Dollar Contractor.

Based in Illinois, Vincent is co-owner of Big Sound Music and his music has been featured in TV programs such as: Decoding the Past, Sabato Gigante, Braxton Family Values, Seven, American Pickers, America Now, Ancient Aliens, Men in Trees, NBC Sports, Love Games, Extreme Cribs, Hung, Chasing Classic Cars, Access Hollywood, Running w Russel Simmons, Dance Moms, True Life, Behind the Music, My Big Redneck Wedding, Kimora, Drag U, Lean House NY, Bridget's Secret Beaches, Clean House NY, Most Shocking.

Mark Liggett
I have worked with Erik for over 20 years. This guy is a real pro! We have placed hundreds of his compositions on daytime television. He just instinctively seems to know what Music Directors want to hear.
Mark Liggett
Alert Entertainment
Jon Ernst
I know I can always count on getting a ton of great options for my projects sent my way when I reach out to Erik at Syncfree Music!
Jon Ernst
ShowRunner Music, LLC
Syncfree has always been a great resource for us. Erik is always very responsive and I can always count on Erik to get us quality music even in a rush.
Sam Carlin
Music Coordinator, MTV Network
Working with Erik and the Syncfree team is awesome! Great tunes, easily accessible and a big part of our work. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Pete Rosenblum
President, Radio Tag / The Awareness Group Agency

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