Commercial Music

David is that rare talent, because he possesses so many. Musician, composer, lyricist, arranger –he can do it all–but even more than that, he always marries concept to execution with seamless skill and professionalism. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a helluva great guy.–Richard S. Cohn, VP Creative Director, Showtime Networks

All styles, all genres. all media: Dave Shapiro is an accomplished musician, composer, songwriter and producer with over 25 years of professional experience. After attending Northwestern University, Dave started his recording career playing guitar at The Record Plant and Electric Lady Studios for producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and John Lennon). He played percussion on the Aerosmith track, Sweet Emotion. In addition, he was the live sound mixer for The Blues Brothers pre-production sessions for their album, Briefcase Full of Blues.After years of performing and recording with a variety of musicians and bands, Dave began writing and producing music for TV and radio commercials. His clients have included ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Ricoh , American Express, Pizza Hut, HBO, Sony, Showtime Networks and many others. You can hear his music every night on PBS––he co-wrote and produced the iconic theme for Charlie Rose.David Shapiro Music goes to the heart of every project. No matter the budget, Dave digs deep.