Mike Turner is an award winning music supervisor, music editor and music producer for film, television, advertising and trailers. Mike also currently serves as creative and development consultant at asset management firm & music publisher, Media Creature Properties (MCP). MCP specialize in creating and maintaining revenue generating music departments on behalf of film/tv distributors and production companies. Mike is a regular guest speaker/panelist at national and international music industry conferences.
Mike grew up in Seattle and began working in recording studios and playing in bands as a teenager. His professional trajectory has led him to major cities all over America working in numerous music/creative capacities for record labels, publishers, licensing companies, radio stations, TV networks and ad agencies.
As a music supervisor, Mike found his niche in Los Angeles and lately works on most projects independently. His services have been engaged for commercial spots with Bookings.com, Petco, Estee Lauder, Microsoft, Acer Computers, Converse, and Volvo as well as films for David Robert Mitchell/Michael De Luca, Jamie Travis/Seth Rogen, Ice T., Charlie Sheen, Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader, Nick Cassavetes, and Judd Apatow/John Lee.
In the world of television, Mike has music supervised shows for MTV Networks, Direct TV, Hulu, Fox Sports and currently the debut season of "Jungletown" created by two time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Ondi Timoner on the VICELAND network.
Everyone has an opinion about music but delivering a soundtrack on budget and on time in a way that not only satisfies the creative demands of the project but also the legal delivery requirements of your distributor (making sure you get paid and not sued) is a skill born of experience and real, actionable industry knowledge, –not just making sweet-ass mixtapes.
The bottom line is: Mike Turner can get the job done, no foolin'!
The job of a music supervisor involves the possession of a comprehensive knowledge of how music impacts the visual medium. A music supervisor must effectively communicate and coordinate with directors, producers, record labels, music publishers and artist managers/agents to place the perfect musical composition that will express or enhance the emotion of a given scene, as well as secure the rights to to such works within the production budget. Music supervision combines creative, technical and management expertise into all stages of development, pre-production, post-production, delivery and marketing for feature films, television, advertising trailers and new media.