Jacobsen says, “I’ve been writing since I can remember. I composed for different big bands in high school. I started as a player and still am. I started writing lyrics in high school and went to the University of Miami for Jazz Studies and William Paterson for my jazz degree. I ran a music studio out of my house and did freelance producing for different singers in New York and after doing some production work I made a nice connection with a Producer who needed tracks for television.
It was As the World Turns, All My Children — soap operas were big time. I started writing for those around 1993 and that launched my love of writing for television. In the early 2000s I started the company. I knew so many people who were great musicians and everyone had their own studios. I also put ads out there looking for different writers on the website for ASCAP. I found a bunch of writers and now we have writers from all over the planet who send music.
Munson describes his first experience writing production music by saying, “About 10 years ago an acquaintance of mine had a contact with a production company that was producing a lot of shows for Scripps Networks. At the time I did not know that Scripps generally does not pay performance royalties.
Fortunately, we (my wife Robin and I) were paid up front and ended up getting our copyright back so we could place those tracks elsewhere. Even though I’ve been in some form of the music business for many years ‘direct licensing’ was a new one to me!”