Swinford Music Productions is a music production company owned by, award winning producer and Recording Academy Member, Steven Swinford. We compose, record and produce music that is specifically geared towards film and television.
Our publishing company, Nolans Farm Music Publishing represents a catalog of high standard music that is currently being licensed in a variety of film and television projects including MTV, VHI and Lions Gate Film Productions among many others.
Our catalog of high standard, broadcast quality, professionally recorded music is pre cleared and available for immediate licensing.
"This Random Life" by Stacy Swinford and "Steven's Song" by Steven Swinford are now available on itunes.
SWINFORD MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
SMP is full production audio recording studio and independent music publishing company. We represent the master and synchronization rights on all of our songs. All songs in the catalog are PRE CLEARED for tight deadlines. In addition, we have our own in-house studio for editing, re-mixing and production, giving us flexibility in meeting our client's needs.
Steven Swinford, President
Steven Swinford-Musician, Composer and Producer grew up in the midst of the LA music scene. A self taught musician, Steven started playing guitar at the age of 8 and by the time he was 17 he became one of the most sought after session players in LA. He went on to master other instruments including Dobro, Banjo, Mandolin and Steel Guitar and was nominated several years in a row by the Academy of Country Musics LA Chapter for Best Guitar Player and Best Steel Guitar Player.
Steven performed weekly with popular bands through out LA and the West Coast and then went on to spend a number of years touring the United States and around the world with major recording artists. As well as lending his talent to other artists Steven also started writing songs at the age of seventeen, when he wrote the song "Sailing at Sunset" which would later be recorded and released on his first self produced CD entitled "Nolan's Farm"
The time spent and experience gained as a session player and touring musician as well as his development as a songwriter, would prove to be very valuable when Steven decided to turn his focus to music production. Steven would go on to established his own production company and produce music for a variety of artists across a multitude of musical genres.
Steven currently resides in Las Vegas NV where he owns and operates Swinford Music Productions Inc., a full production audio recording studio and Nolans Farm Music Publishing, a music publishing company representing a large catalog of songs currently being used in film and television.
Steven continues to spend his time producing music for a number of artists as well as writing music for his publishing company's catalog. He is also the Musical Director and guitar player for The Gordie Brown Show in Las Vegas.
National and International production and licensing credits include:
voting member of The Recording Academy.
Feature Films Credits:
Shadowlands, starring Garey Busey- complete score
Burrough of Kings (Lions Gate Films)
The T.O. Show on VHI
16 and pregnant on MTV
Imploders -The Learning Channel
Living it up with Patti Labelle
The Byron Allen show
Entertainment studios programing including placement on shows such as,
Global Business People, Travel in Style, Every Woman, Automotive Vision
TV,Latin Lifestyles, Urban Style, Beautiful Homes and Great Estates, Renovate
additional song placements and original compositions for projects:
Skyfire Video series,
9 volumes of the history of America
The Thomas Jefferson Hour.
Music Production Credits:
Ride to the Wall volume 1 by Paul Revere and the Raiders released on Rhino records, a CD to benefit veterans outreach programs.
Producer-Ride to the Wall Ride Volume 2 which included a number of guest artists such as Steve Miller, Sam Moore, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Righteous Brothers,
Big Nevada Sky-full CD, Twister-full CD, Back in Heaven-full CD and Rodeo Bones-full CD by Western Music artist and Cowboy Poet Richard Elloyan.
Wild Horse Crossing by award winning country artist Lacy J Dalton and friends, a CD to benefit the wild horses of Nevada, 2 instrumentals are featured on this project
Here's To Hank by Lacy J Dalton, A tribute CD to Hank Williams Sr.
Digital Underground-alternative rap group
Clint Holmes-las vegas entertainer and singer/songwriter
Maile Misajon (Edens crush)
Stacy Swinford, Creative Dir.
Having been raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, and influenced by the "outlaw generation" of the country scene at the time artists like like Lacy J Dalton, Waylon Jennings, and Don Williams. Growing up listening to greats Like Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine, it seems only natural that Stacy's music is reminiscent of those childhood influences.
With her knack for lyric writing and storytelling making it's appearance at an early age, it seems Stacy was always destined for Nashville. At the age of 18, she packed up a beat up 67' Mustang and set out for Music City to pursue her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter.
The rest is history.
Her heartfelt lyrics and unique tone draw you in from the first word and keeps you captivated until the very end. With stories so personal and a voice so pure and emotional,you find yourself asking "Is this song about her?"
In 2000, Stacy met producer (and future husband) Steven Swinford, and together, they've made their roots in Nevada. Since then, they have started up successful production (Swinford Music Productions) and publishing (Nolans Farms Music Publishing) companies. Quoted as saying " I've learned that you should follow your heart and face your fears. You should look at life with childlike wonder. I am a believer in fate and destiny", she encourages us to reach for all we dreamed of in the carefree days of childhood.
Stacy Swinford brings her trademark fusion of country/pop and folk music to a new generation of music fans.
Please look for Stacy's debut cd entitled "This Random Life" to be released in November of 2010
This random life....aint so random after all.
Achievements & Accomplishments
LA Music Award in 2006 for best Country Song her song "The Fall"
Top 20 finalist at the Sierra Songwriters Festival
Music in rotation on Las Vegas' KWNR.com
The Americana Collection (a syndicated radio show) on tspcountryradio.com
iheartradio.com and newartistsonline.com
Co-writer for Lacy J. Dalton's play "When Your Ship Comes In"
Co-writer for Richard Elloyan's version of "Calling Me Home" ( for his "Back in Heaven" album)
Background vocals for several of Richard Elloyan's albums