New York, United States
Founder of Noble Music (1992), Tony Shimkin has extensive experience in composing and producing music for high profile artists, discovering and developing new talent and working with music for picture. Working as a music editor, engineer, producer and composer Tony has worked with a diverse list of artists including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, Mariah Carey, Elton John, George Benson and Janet Jackson. His Songs and productions have appeared in films by Paramount, Lionsgate, Universal, TriStar and Disney.
Shimkin co-founded LMNOP music and sound design in 1996 and between 2001 and 2009 was a composer and Creative Director for the bicoastal music house Face The Music. Tony's commercial work includes compositions for, Mercedes, Visa, Oil Of Olay, McDonalds, Pepsi, Scion, Ford, Chrysler and Chevy. His work has been featured during numerous Superbowl telecasts. Tony has worked closely with acclaimed director Fabien Baron to score numerous Calvin Klien, Armani, Loreal, Carolina Herrera and Burberry. Shimkin has penned compositions for networks that include Showtime, HBO, CNN and the theme to MTV's "Driven".
In 2011 Tony joined Verse Music Group as Sr. VP of Production and garnered attention for his reintroduction of Golden Records, the most successful Children's record label in history. His production of new Golden Record Celebrity releases combined the restored and remastered classic recordings from the 1950's with modern sound design and wonderfully produced performances from Ziggy Marley, Neil Patrick Harris, Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner, Alicia Silverstone, Cheryl Hines, Busy Philipps, Wayne Brady, David Alan Grier and many more. Golden Records "The Magic Continues" and "The Magic Lives On" were each awarded The Parents Choice Gold Award.
In his 25 years in the music Tony has worked as a composer, producer, engineer, programmer and editor, he has run several successful companies and has developed long lasting relationships throughout the industry. Tony has served as both moderator and panelist on multiple ASCAP and CMJ Industry panels. Tony has been the recipient of many multi-platinum records, honored with several LIAA award nominations and his work in advertising music has been featured in the book The Superbowl of Advertising.
Tony's love of music knows no boundaries. "My exposure to music was never limited to one genre. I raided my parents eclectic record collection which included Sinatra, Beethoven, KISS, Patsy Cline, Carly Simon and Barry Manilow. The first arena concerts I attended were The Kinks, AC/DC and Van Halen. in high school I played in hardcore bands at CBGBs and frequented NYC's West village Jazz clubs. Whenever I travel I returned with a collection of regional music and once I started working on music for picture I found that anything goes. Music consistently amazes and inspires me and the beauty of it is that it all comes from some combination of or between 12 notes."Noble Music is the music production, supervising and licensing division of Noble Media. Noble Music is a boutique music house dedicated to providing attentive service not found in bigger houses, where projects are typically treated as if trundling along an assembly line. Noble Music has a staff of Grammy award winning producers, composers, arrangers, editors and remixers. Our team includes music aficionados and historians with an unparalleled knowledge of existing catalogs, of what will break and of what is breaking now. Noble music tracks bands across the world from acts in their infancy to the next big thing.
Currently, Tony is producing and developing several new young artists and is writing music for several more, while continuing to write with and for successful established artists.
Transforming your vision into something we can all appreciate, that is Noble Music.