Bio

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adam began playing piano by ear at the age of 3, was performing live professionally at 16 and by 18 he was the musical director for PJ Powers, South Africa’s biggest selling female artist. During his 4 years with PJ, Adam performed and recorded with all of South Africa's major recording artists, toured throughout Africa and the United Kingdom and played at a command performance for The Queen Of England. He co-wrote the election campaign song (Now is the Time) for Nelson Mandela's ANC Party for the first free elections in South Africa.Adam relocated to Los Angeles to attend The Musicians Institute. After working as a recording and mix engineer for composer Daniel Licht (Dexter) he turned towards a new direction in his compositions - music for picture. From 2000 – 2008, Adam worked full time at Machine Head Music and Sound Design, working his way up to become Machine Head's Lead Composer. In 2008 Adam set up his own music house, Mira Music & Entertainment.

Commercials:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Burger King, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Cisco, Coke, Cook's Ham, Cricket Wireless, Dodge, Energizer, Excedrin, Farmers Insurance, Ford, Franklin Templeton, Glidden, GM, GMC, Heineken, Honda, Hoover, HP, Jeep, Jose Cuervo, Kaiser Permanente, Kenmore, Las Vegas Tourism, Lincoln Financial, McCains, Mattel Barbie, Mattel Polly Pockets, Medical City, Mitsubishi, MTV, Negra Modelo, Nike, Nissan, Pepsi, Pirelli, Red Bull, Samsung, San Diego Tourism, Scion, Shell, Smirnoff, Sobe, Suzuki, Toyota, Wal-Mart, Whiskers, Xbox

Score for film, video games, web:
Two Pirelli short films for Leo Burnett, Italy: The Call, directed by Antoine Fuqua starring John Malkovich and The Game, directed by Kathryn Bigelow starring Uma Thurman. He scored much of the film Pool Hall Prophets starring Freddie Prinze Jr. Other film and video game contributions include: Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer (Lions Gate Films), The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions (Warner Bros.), Full Spectrum Warriors video game (Pandemic & THQ), Blur vs Youtube Mashup for Activision, via Viral Factory U.K. Recently two 60 second web spots for Bump and Flock App. Composed, produced and performed the original score for the Romantic Comedy, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, due for theatrical release in 2013.

Score for documentaries:
Part scored the acclaimed doc 51 Birch Street (HBO/Cinemax), wrote both songs and score for the doc Goal for Life for The Global Oneness Project, scored a visual doc, Bhutan, for Aine Carey and David Emery and scored the Richard Gere narrated doc, Journey From Zanskar – for writer/director Frederick Marx (Hoop Dreams).

Television:
Recent work includes the Main Title theme and underscore for OWN’s flagship show, Welcome To Sweetie Pies and underscore for Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), Freaky Eaters (TLC), Kitchen Nightmares (FOX), My Fair Wedding (WE.tv), Top Gear, USA (History Channel) and Face Off (Syfy).

Songs in films and commercials:
Lose Control and Take My Hand for Raise Your Voice (Hilary Duff); Never Again and If You Wouldn’t Be Mine for Edison (Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Justin Timberlake) and Forgiveness, Jamie Smiles (with H. Scott Salinas), and Love from Afar for Just Friends (Anna Faris, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart.) Adam’s song, Where’d You Get That launched Mattel’s Barbie Fashion Fever Doll and Fashion line.

Remixes:
Numerous remixes of artists such as Seal, The Flaming Lips and Jill Scott. Highlight in 2008 was working with Michael Jackson in Vegas, remixing Thriller for the Sobe Super Bowl spot, produced by The Arnell Group starring Naomi Campbell. Most recent remix in 2012 is Little Dragon’s Brush The Heat with KCRW’s Jason Bentley.

Trailers:
Madea's Witness Protection, Sex and the City 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Tron: Legacy, Ghost Rider 2, The Last Airbender, Devil, The Mechanic, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. Adam’s new trailer cue library, Structure Music, released the first compilation, Torsion Formula 1 in August, 2012 and is currently featured in Paranormal Activity 4, Alex Cross and Parker.

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Commercials

Samsung "Smart TV"

Title

Samsung "Smart TV"

Duration

00:00:30
49955581
Samsung "Smart TV"
Samsung "Smart TV"
Samsung "Smart TV"

Title

Cricket "City Orchestra"

Duration

00:01:15
49659118
Cricket "City Orchestra"
Cricket "City Orchestra"
Cricket "City Orchestra"

Title

BCBS "Journey"

Duration

00:01:00
49692109
BCBS "Journey"
BCBS "Journey"
BCBS "Journey"

Title

McCains "Jackets"

Duration

00:00:30
49691089
McCains "Jackets"
McCains "Jackets"
McCains "Jackets"

Title

Walmart "Toyland"

Duration

00:01:03
50774125
Walmart "Toyland"
Walmart "Toyland" Directed by Jason Reitman
Walmart "Toyland"

Title

GMC "Resume"

Duration

00:00:30
50306853
GMC "Resume"
GMC "Resume"
GMC "Resume"

Title

Burger King "Going Down"

Duration

00:00:30
50306857
Burger King "Going Down"
Burger King "Going Down"
Burger King "Going Down"

Title

Hewlett Packard "OCC" Superbowl 2005

Duration

00:01:02
50083618
Hewlett Packard "OCC" Superbowl 2005
Hewlett Packard "OCC" Superbowl 2005
Hewlett Packard "OCC" Superbowl 2005

Title

NFL"Ten Yards With TB"

Duration

00:00:30
49945708
NFL"Ten Yards With TB"
NFL"Ten Yards With TB"
NFL"Ten Yards With TB"

Title

Cooks Ham "Forgotten Meat"

Duration

00:00:30
51779464
Cooks Ham "Forgotten Meat"
Cooks Ham "Forgotten Meat"
Cooks Ham "Forgotten Meat"

Title

Sobe "Thrillicious"

Duration

00:01:01
53045157
Sobe "Thrillicious"
Sobe "Thrillicious" Remix, Additional Music and Music Editing
Sobe "Thrillicious"

Title

Cisco "Clown"

Duration

00:00:32
50386031
Cisco "Clown"
Cisco "Clown"
Cisco "Clown"

Title

XBox "Mass Effect"

Duration

00:00:47
50383443
XBox "Mass Effect"
XBox "Mass Effect"
XBox "Mass Effect"

Title

Dodge "Tuned Up"

Duration

00:00:32
50769690
Dodge "Tuned Up"
Dodge "Tuned Up"
Dodge "Tuned Up"

Demo's

Title

Mentos

Duration

00:00:41
49657271
Mentos
Mentos
Mentos

Title

BMW "Fountains"

Duration

00:01:01
52402459
BMW "Fountains"
BMW "Fountains"
BMW "Fountains"

Title

T-Mobile "Geese"

Duration

00:00:30
50306854
T-Mobile "Geese"
T-Mobile "Geese"
T-Mobile "Geese"

Title

HP Sauce "Man Rules"

Duration

00:01:02
52400934
HP Sauce "Man Rules"
HP Sauce "Man Rules"
HP Sauce "Man Rules"

Title

Chrysler "MVP"

Duration

00:00:31
52198007
Chrysler "MVP"
Chrysler "MVP"
Chrysler "MVP"

Film & Television

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Cake Shop"

Duration

00:02:16
65683373
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Cake Shop"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Cake Shop"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Dinkie Arrives"

Duration

00:02:16
65749119
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Dinkie Arrives"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Dinkie Arrives"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Wedding Arrival"

Duration

00:02:13
65765135
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Wedding Arrival"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Wedding Arrival"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Falling In Love"

Duration

00:01:54
65765908
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Falling In Love"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Falling In Love"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "But I Love You"

Duration

00:01:34
65801847
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "But I Love You"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "But I Love You"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Save The Jacaranda"

Duration

00:01:14
65832601
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Save The Jacaranda"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Save The Jacaranda"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Leaves Home"

Duration

00:01:01
65847170
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Leaves Home"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Leaves Home"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Op Die Plaas"

Duration

00:01:31
68170721
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Op Die Plaas"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Op Die Plaas"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Arrival"

Duration

00:00:59
68171327
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Arrival"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Arrival"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Breakdown"

Duration

00:02:08
68171921
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Breakdown"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Lobola Breakdown"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Bashes Car"

Duration

00:01:17
68172337
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Bashes Car"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Fanie Bashes Car"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "She Still Loves You"

Duration

00:00:43
68173290
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "She Still Loves You"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "She Still Loves You"

Title

Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Makoti"

Duration

00:04:10
68175174
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Makoti"
Fanie Fourie's Lobola "Makoti"

Title

"Day One" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:01:30
51721517
"Day One" - Journey From Zanskar
"Day One" - Journey From Zanskar
"Day One" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Main Titles" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:02:06
49946346
"Main Titles" - Journey From Zanskar
"Main Titles" - Journey From Zanskar
"Main Titles" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Leaving Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:01:54
51721516
"Leaving Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar
"Leaving Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar
"Leaving Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Main Titles" - Shooting Gallery

Duration

00:03:26
52174581
"Main Titles" - Shooting Gallery
"Main Titles" - Shooting Gallery
"Main Titles" - Shooting Gallery

Title

"Introduction" - Game For Life

Duration

00:06:00
52427255
"Introduction" - Game For Life
"Introduction" - Game For Life for Global Oneness Project
"Introduction" - Game For Life

Title

"Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:02:01
49948402
"Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar
Zanskar from Journey From Zanskar
"Zanskar" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Geshe

Duration

00:00:54
50080923
"Geshe
"Geshe's Story" - Journey From Zanskar
"Geshe

Title

"Dhykit

Duration

00:01:19
52421721
"Dhykit
"Dhykit's Farewell" - Journey From Zanskar
"Dhykit

Title

"Manali" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:01:49
52414799
"Manali" - Journey From Zanskar
"Manali" - Journey From Zanskar
"Manali" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Training" - Game For Life

Duration

00:04:56
52482712
"Training" - Game For Life
"Training" - Game For Life
"Training" - Game For Life

Title

Main Title Theme from Welcome To Sweetie Pies

Duration

00:00:45
53101937
Main Title Theme from Welcome To Sweetie Pies
Main Title Theme from Welcome To Sweetie Pies
Main Title Theme from Welcome To Sweetie Pies

Title

"Looking For Kids" - Journey From Zanskar

Duration

00:00:39
49955582
"Looking For Kids" - Journey From Zanskar
"Looking For Kids" - Journey From Zanskar
"Looking For Kids" - Journey From Zanskar

Title

"Main Titles" - 51 Birch Street

Duration

00:01:31
49945707
"Main Titles" - 51 Birch Street
"Main Titles" from 51 Birch Street
"Main Titles" - 51 Birch Street

Title

Bhutan - The Last Dragon Kingdom

Duration

00:07:02
49944874
Bhutan - The Last Dragon Kingdom
Bhutan - The Last Dragon Kingdom
Bhutan - The Last Dragon Kingdom

Title

"End Game" - Game For Life

Duration

00:04:57
52485726
"End Game" - Game For Life
"End Game" - Game For Life
"End Game" - Game For Life

Special Projects

Flock App

Title

Flock App

Duration

00:02:05
51635257
Flock App
Flock App
Flock App

Title

Bump 3.0

Duration

00:01:08
51456260
Bump 3.0
Bump 3.0
Bump 3.0

Title

GMC "Denali"

Duration

00:01:04
50083617
GMC "Denali"
GMC "Denali" Directors Cut - Antoine Fuqua
GMC "Denali"

Title

"Jamie Smiles" from Just Friends

Duration

00:02:55
50306855
"Jamie Smiles" from Just Friends
"Jamie Smiles" from Just Friends
"Jamie Smiles" from Just Friends

Title

Pirelli "The Game"

Duration

00:02:05
50772184
Pirelli "The Game"
Pirelli "The Game" Directed by Katherine Bigelow
Pirelli "The Game"

Title

Aston Martin "Vanquish"

Duration

00:00:55
49955580
Aston Martin "Vanquish"
Aston Martin "Vanquish"
Aston Martin "Vanquish"

Title

Heineken "Be Free"

Duration

00:03:40
52169139
Heineken "Be Free"
Heineken "Be Free"
Heineken "Be Free"

Title

YouTube vs. Blur Mashup

Duration

00:01:42
50306859
YouTube vs. Blur Mashup
Viral video for the Activision game "Powered Up Racing"
YouTube vs. Blur Mashup

Title

Pirelli "The Call"

Duration

00:02:39
50772183
Pirelli "The Call"
Pirelli "The Call" Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Pirelli "The Call"

Title

Sony "Dreams"

Duration

00:03:02
49945704
Sony "Dreams"
Sony "Dreams" Directed by Peggy Sirota
Sony "Dreams"

Title

Nissan "Heartbeat"

Duration

00:01:41
51779465
Nissan "Heartbeat"
Nissan "Heartbeat"
Nissan "Heartbeat"

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Contact

Adam Schiff

Composer/Songwriter/Producer

310.985.3321
info@miramusic.biz

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