Barry Franklin is a versatile composer/arranger with more than 30 years' experience writing music for commercials, movies/trailers, TV shows, corporate presentations and production music libraries. Barry began his musical career in a family band of 4 brothers and 2 sisters, performing in Chattanooga, Miami Beach and Los Angeles. He later played keyboards with Ropo Ash, Johnny Stewart and, for a brief time, Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones of the Monkees. In the mid-80’s, Franklin started writing music for commercials, movie trailers, TV promos and music libraries. His credits include the main title theme for “Bachelor Party,” national jingles for The National Dairy Board and promos for The Disney Channel. His New Age CD, TIME AND AGAIN, reached #23 on New Age Reporter's radio survey and is available for purchase on this site. Please click on the "Contact Barry" button to inquire about custom music for your project!
TV SHOWS: Parks and Recreation, Smallville, The Middle (ABC), Access Hollywood (E!), Masters of Reception (Learning Channel), Brotherhood (Showtime), The Chelsea Lately Show (E!), Unhitched (FOX), Flashpoint (CBS), One Tree Hill (WB), Smallville (WB), America's Next Top Model (CW), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), Standoff (FOX), Cold Case (CBS), Business Morning (CNN), Malcolm In The Middle (FOX), The Sopranos (HBO), Jay Leno Show (Michelle Obama appearance), Airwolf, George Lopez Show
MOVIES/MOVIE TRAILERS: Tru Loved, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, Sugar, Bachelor Party (main title theme), The Big Easy, Goodbye Cruel World, Blowout, The Last Ride PROMOS: The Disney Channel (complete promo package), The Family Channel, CBS-TV (children’s programming, soaps), Paramount Video, ABC-TV (Lace miniseries), Lifetime Cable Network
COMMERCIALS/JINGLES: National Dairy Board, Northern California Honda Dealers, University of Virginia Sports, RideShare, Seminole Square Shopping Center, Toyota of Hollywood, Crutchfield Corporation
PRODUCTION MUSIC: Popvirus, Parry Music, Abaco Music, Westar (Sound Ideas), Pyramid, Omnimusic, Wild Whirled, All Star Music.
INDUSTRIALS/VIDEOS: United Way (Charlottesville fundraising campaign), Honda, Taco Bell, Michelin Tires, University of Virginia (fundraising and orientation videos)