New York City
Bio: Founder of Noble Music (1992) Tony 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, Ziggy Marley, Trent Reznor, Ryan Cabrera, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Eddie Murphy, Teddy Riley, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Fergie, RUN DMC, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Elton John, George Benson and Janet Jackson. Neil Patrick Harris, Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner, Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Dorris Roberts, Cheryl Hines and Up and Coming artists Jax, Jimmy Law, Michael Eliran and Joe Marson. 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 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 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."