Hi, I’m Michael. I’m a songwriter, producer, and guitarist who’s had over 2000 placements of original music on TV Shows, Films, and Commercials, as well as Film and Video Game Trailers. I’m an expert on all things related to music licensing, and my passion is helping other musicians learn how they too can generate a consistent income stream by licensing their music to high profile film, television and advertising opportunities.

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  • Licensing music for TV shows, films, video games and commercials.
  • Working as a session guitarist for composers & producers, including my work on films such as Young Adult, Ella Enchanted, Butter, and the Discovery Channel’s Harley & The Davidson’s Mini-Series.
  • Starting and operating SonicTremor, my premier trailer music production company.
  • The abundance of opportunities currently available for independent musicians creating music for the TV and Film industries.


  • Over 2000 original music placements on TV Shows, Film Trailers and Commercials.
  • Author of “The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success,” a FREE e-book that outlines the 4 step process that every song must go through in order to generate consistent placements.
  • LA Music Awards Instrumental Album of the Year for my solo release Stained Voodoo.
  • 2018 Super Bowl advert for Amazon Prime’s “Jack Ryan Series” as well as trailers for Oceans 8, Disney’s Cinderella and The Condemned 2.

Additional Skills

CompositionComposerFilm Score, TV and Video Game MusicLicensingMusic LibrariesTelevision and FilmGuitarPro ToolsLive PerformanceSongwriting

Michael Elsner

Songwriter, Producer, Guitarist. American Idol, The Voice, Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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