The Music of Award-Winning Composer Joel Goodman

Music that Comes from the Heart

The Music of Joel Goodman

As an Emmy Award-winning composer, Joel has scored over 125 films and television programs that have received 5 Oscar nominations, 20 Emmy awards and over 30 Emmy nominations. His signature style thrives in musical settings that require both quiet undercurrents and intense human emotion, expressing human affection through richly textured music that comes from the heart.

Listen below to the poignant, powerful, and aesthetically nuanced music of Joel Goodman.

Going to War

Premieres May 28 on PBS with Music by Oovra Music

In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

Editing Difficult Material

By Aaron I. Butler

Aaron I. Butler is painfully familiar with bringing difficult stories to the screen. This month on our Community blog, Butler shares his experience with editing violent films such as Cries from Syria, and how he dealt with the challenging visuals during and after the project.

Dreamworks, Warner Bros. Mainstay Frederik Wiedmann Joins Oovra

Dreamworks, Warner Bros. Mainstay Frederik Wiedmann Joins Oovra

Wiedmann has over 40 titles to his name in all realms and genres, including Disney’s hit show Miles from Tomorrowland and DreamWorks' Madagascarspinoff All Hail King Julien, for which he won an Emmy. He has been a mainstay in the DC cinematic universe, scoring Warner Brothers’ series Beware the Batman and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, for which he earned two consecutive Annie Nominations. 

Wiedmann's catalog is now available to license through Oovra. Listen to a few highlights below.

GI Jews

Premieres April 11 on PBS with Music by Oovra

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown share their war experiences. The film will premiere April 11th at 10 p.m. on PBS.

BANFF Rockie Awards 

BANFF Rockie Awards

Two Shows with Music by Oovra Have Been Nominated

Oovra wants to congratulate the teams of 60 Days In (Lucky 8 TV) and First in Human (McGee Media) for their Rockie Awards nominations at this year's BANFF World Media Festival. We are honored to have been able to provide the music for these powerful projects, and we wish both teams good luck in their respective categories in June!

Newly Added: The Inventive Music of John E. Low


If you’ve ever watched FRONTLINE on PBS, you’ve heard the music of John E. Low. He has scored over 75 films for the highly esteemed news-documentary series. His music can also be heard on CNBC’s true-crime series American Greed, and the highly-rated TBS comedy series The Guest Book. With numerous documentaries, TV-series, commercials and promos to his name, John's full-spectrum experience lends his diverse, modern cues to a wide range of uses.

Listen below to the intriguing, contemporary music of award-winning composer John E. Low.


Redesigned, Easy to Use Homepage

Our new homepage makes it easy to stay up-to-date with the latest from Oovra Music. Head on over to check out our latest projects, listen to a rotating collection of albums and playlists, and more. If you need a login, just reply back to us here.


New Music Highlights

We’ve signed several new composers and added tons of new music over the last several months. Check out a few highlights below!

"O.J.: Made in America" composer Gary Lionelli joins Oovra

Three-Time Emmy-Winner Gary Lionelli Joins Oovra

Gary most recently received a 2017 Primetime Emmy Nomination for his epic score to the 2017 Academy Award-winning film O.J.: Made in America, directed by Ezra Edelman. He also scored Rory Kennedy's 2015 Academy Award-nominated film Last Days in Vietnam, and recently completed the score for HBO’s The Newspaperman, about Ben Bradlee and The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal.

Gary's catalog is now available to license through Oovra. Listen to a few highlights below.

Hope & Fury

Premieres March 24 on NBC, with music by Oovra

Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media is a an NBC/MSNBC documentary that will air ahead of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The film will premiere on NBC on March 24th at 8:00 p.m. ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET.

What's the Job of a Film Critic?

by John Anderson

This month on our "Community" blog, film critic John Anderson shares his approach on writing artful, insightful critique. Anderson has publications in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

Hey, Guess What? We Just Launched a Blog!

Oovra Launches New "Community" Blog

Featuring Insights from Influential Creators

We’re fortunate to have a deep network of amazingly talented creative individuals. “Community” is a brand new space where we invite top creators in their fields to share insights and perspectives on their craft. We’re launching with cross-disciplanary posts from two successful individuals: music editor Steven Saltzman, and film editor R.A. Fedde. Come join us at the link below.

Do you have an idea for a blog post about an interesting creative perspective? Drop us a line.

Claudio Ragazzi Wins a Grammy

Congratulations to Claudio on his recent Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz album! Claudio has performed with many of today's most respected musicians, including Gary Burton and Yo-Yo Ma. He has also scored dozens of TV, film, documentary, and commercial projects for networks like the Discovery Channel, PBS, Univision, and more. In addition to being an Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer, Claudio teaches film composition at the Berklee College of Music. Listen to some of his award-winning music below.

We Had a Blast at Sundance

Thank you to the 500+ people who came out to our party! We loved seeing old faces and meeting new ones, and we are so grateful for your support. Check out these photos and more on our Instagram below!

Want to Know How Much We Grew in 2017?

Answer: We Grew by Thousands of Tracks and Some Wonderful New Composers

We're so grateful for all of the beautiful music in our catalog. We hope you'll enjoy these standouts, including the most downloaded song ("Contending with Nerves" by Peter Golub), the most played song ("Streets of Mendoza" by Paul Damian Hogan), and some strong new additions to the Oovra family.

The Music of Hélène Muddiman

Hélène Muddiman is a multi-award winning composer who has collaborated with powerhouse composers like Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, and Harry Gregson-Williams. Among her various and diverse film and TV credits like Happy Feet Two and Ice Age 4, Hélène has also written two top-5 hits, including the title track from the gold-selling album Free Me by Emma Bunton (Spice Girls).


Will You Be at the Sundance Film Festival?

We'll Be There. Ask Us About Our Party. 

Joel, Andrew, and Jacquie will be in Park City from Jan. 21-23, and will be co-hosting a killer party on Monday night, Jan. 22. Let us know if you’ll be in town and can stop by to celebrate with us.

Our Feature in Documentary Magazine's Summer 2017 Issue

Check out this awesome story about Oovra, written by Ayn Carrillo-Gailey for Documentary Magazine's Summer 2017 issue (available in print and online).

Along with the company's origin story as told by Joel, the article features quotes from some pretty amazing filmmakers and composers.

Where to read it

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Oovra Comes of Age in HBO's "Quinceañera"

Have You Heard Our Holiday Music?

Its Jazzy, Classy, and Ready for Your Best Turtleneck Sweater

We’ve got classy arrangements of all the holiday classics, including some featuring vocalists that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So get in the spirit and check out some of our favorites below.

Quinceañera premieres on HBO

With Music by Oovra

We’re proud to have our music in the upcoming HBO documentary series 15: Quinceañera Story. Premiering December 19th, the four-part series follows five Latina girls from different cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as they transition to adulthood, all observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañera.


Oovra Proudly Supports the School of Visual Arts

Oovra is proud to support and empower the next generation of socially conscious filmmakers through our involvement with the School of Visual Arts' MFA Social Documentary Film program. Check us out in their new promotional video below.