Jon Lee’s Bio & FAQs
Jon is a film and TV composer, and hip-hop producer based in Santa Monica, California. He is currently working on an album for release in Fall 2021.
Jon graduated from the Scoring Program at USC Thornton School of Music, where he studied with noted composers David Raksin, Jack Smalley and Christopher Young. He holds a certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television.
Jon has also attended and worked at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Jon scores television shows for Langley Productions and has written music for ESPN, Facebook and Netflix Films.
Do we need to be in the same city in order for you me to write music for your project?
No. Even if your project requires a large live orchestra, the writing, recording and mixing can all be done through the internet.
- I have worked with several orchestras in Europe to record the performance, and then mixed them here in Los Angeles.
- The same goes for song production. I have worked with artists in Florida, Philadelphia, New York and Colorado while staying in LA.
I also own a portable music rig enabling me to move around to travel and write from different locations worldwide.
What is a typical timeline for a musical project?
How much do you charge to create a song or score?
Do you collaborate with other composers or songwriters?
What style of music do you typically create?
I try to compliment the story of a visual project by adding musical nuances.
What instruments do you play?
Do you write songs?
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Can you create a music library for a particular show?
Feature Films & Reality TV Show Scores
Jon has written the score for over 200 episodes of TV reality shows and scored 16 feature films.
“Jail” – Main Title and Composer, Langley Productions 2007-Present.
Jail: Big Texas. Langley Productions 2016-17
Destination Team USA. Directed by Adam Hootnick 2016.
Facebook: Nepal Thank You. Directed by Adam Hootnick 2015.
Air Congo: The Return of Serge Ibaka.
ESPN 30 for 30. Directed and Produced by Adam Hootnick 2014.
Jail: Las Vegas – Composer, Langley Productions 2014.
“Mercy” – Robin Thicke, Director. Jump Films 2013
“Undercover Stings” – Composer, Langley Productions 2012.
“America Wants You” -Mac Davis, Singer. Co-Songwriter and Producer. 2012
“Las Vegas Jailhouse” – Main Title and Composer, Langley Productions 2010-2012
“Vegas Strip” -Composer, Langley Productions 2011 to 2012.
“Street Patrol” – Main Title and Composer, Langley Productions 2007-2009.
“Who’s Your Caddy?” – Composer, Our Stories Films, 2007
“Im a G” – Song for the film, “Urban Justice.” – 2007
“Day by Day,” – Main Title song for the film “Half Past Dead II”. 2006
“Half Past Dead 2” – Composer, Andrew Stevens Entertainment. 2006
“Oranges” – Composer, Merhi Entertainment 2006
“Unsettled” – Composer, Resonance Pictures 2006
“Afghan Knights” – Composer, Paradox Pictures 2006
“The Devils Den” – Composer, IDT Entertainment 2006
“Tooth Fairy” Composer, for Steven J. Cannell Productions and New Arc Entertainment. 2005
“The Garden” Composer, for Steven J. Cannell Productions and New Arc Entertainment. 2005
“Demon Hunter” Composer, for Steven J. Cannell Productions and New Arc Entertainment. 2005
2005: Wrote the score for three feature films from Steven J. Cannell Productions: “Demon Hunter,” “The Garden,” and “Tooth Fairy.”
2006: Wrote the score to the films, “Devil’s Den” and “Afghan Knights.” He has worked with directors Don Michael Paul (Half-Past Dead), and Scott Ziehl (Cruel Intentions 3).
2007: Wrote the music for the urban comedy, “Who’s Your Caddy.”
2007: Wrote the score for the film “Unsettled,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival.
2007-2016: Wrote the music for Jail, Jail: Las Vegas, and Jail:Texas for Langley Productions.
- USC, Thornton School of Music
2002 – A.C. Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television
- Aspen Music Festival and School
1999/2000 – Composition and Piano study
- UC Berkeley
1983 – A.B. English
- Society of Composers and Lyricists