Steve Griffen

Steve
Griffen

Music Editor/Supervisor


Steve Griffen is a 25+ year veteran of the L.A. music scene who has worked in multiple aspects of the industry, and become one of the rare music supervisors that can also handle a full range music editorial and production duties. Steve studied composition and music performance at Cal State Northridge while working as both an engineer and consultant during the dawn of the digital recording revolution.

After college, Steve worked for Digidesign on the development and implementation of ProTools software, then returned to L.A. to pursue music editorial. He went on to function as a staff writer/producer for LA/NY music, creating advertising jingles. Steve then honed his engineering and production skills in the record industry, were he had the opportunity to work with producers Glen Ballard, Mark Endert and Stan Lynch. In recent years, Steve has returned to the film and television world to function as a music editor, music supervisor and music producer. He has produced and engineered both score and main titles for television, as well as vocal content for songs performed by David Spade, Debra Messing, Rebel Wilson, and Sean Combs. He also co-wrote, performed, produced and recorded production songs for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 with Craig Robinson. Steve is equally comfortable with composer-assist or temp score music editorial. His ability to combine music production and engineering skills with his knowledge of music licensing and publishing, as well as years of experience in the edit room and on the mix stage, make him a well-rounded asset to any production, and especially ones that involve music performance.

Selected Credits


FILM

Quandary (Music Supervisor) 
Quandary Productions
Director: Daniel Lusko
Producers: Daniel Lusko, Dennis Rice

America: The Motion Picture (Music Editor) 
Netflix
Director: Matt Thompson
Producers: Will Allegra, Dave Callaham | Reid Carolin, Christian Danley
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn

The Wretched (Music Supervisor) 
IFC Midnight
Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Producers: Ed Polgardy, Chang Tseng
Starring: John Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones

Hot Summer Nights (Music Editor) 
Imperative Entertainment
Director: Elijah Bynum
Producers: Ryan Friedkin, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas
Starring: Maika Monroe, William Fitchner, Thomas Jane

Midnight Sun (Music Editor) 
Boies/Schiller Film Group
Director: Scott Speer
Producers: Jen Gatien, John Rickard, Zack Schiller
Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle

Fifty Shades of Black (Music Editor) 
IM Global
Director: Michael Tiddes
Producers: Rick Alvarez, Marlon Wayans
Starring: Jane Seymour, Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Music Supervisor/Music Editor/Music Producer) 
MGM/Paramount
Director: Steve Pink
Producer: Andrew Panay
Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Saving Christmas (Music Clearance) 
Camfam Studios
Director: Darren Doane
Producers: Darren Doane, Ralph Henley
Starring: Kirk Cameron, Bridgette Cameron, David Shannon

Armed Response (Music Supervisor) 
El Matador Films
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Producers: Heath Cullins, Ross Otterman
Starring: Ethan Embry, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes

The Collection (Music Editor) 
Fortress Features/LD Entertainment
Director: Marcus Dunstan
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Julie Richardson, Patrick Rizzotti
Starring: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald

The Men Who Stare At Goats (Temping Music Editor) 
BBC Films
Director: Grant Heslov
Producers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister
Starring: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges

Jolene (Music Editor) 
Next Turn Productions
Director: Dan Ireland
Producers: Zachary Matz, Riva Yares
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Frances Fisher, Rupert Friend

We Are Marshall (Temping Music Editor) 
Warner Brothers
Director: McG
Producer: Basil Iwanyk
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie

The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (Music Editor) 
Universal Cartoon Studios
Director: Charles Grosvenor
Producers: James Wang, Charles Grosvenor
Starring: John Ingle, Alec Medlock, Kenneth Mars

Titan A.E. (Temping Music Editor) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Don Bluth
Producers: Gary Goldman, David Kirschner
Starring: Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo

Lost & Found (Music Producer [Production Band]) 
Alcon Entertainment
Director: Jeff Pollack
Producers: Morrie Eisenman, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove
Starring: David Spade, Ever Carradine, Artie Lange

TELEVISION

I Know What You Did Last Summer (Music Editor)            
Amazon Prime Video
Producers: Michael Clear, Erik Feig, Sara Goodman 
Starring: Brianne Tju

Reservation Dogs (Music Editor) 
FX Network
Producers: Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi, Kathryn Dean
Starring: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai,
Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor

Disenchantment (Music Editor) 
Netflix
Producers: Lee Supercinski, David X. Cohen, Deanna MacLellan
Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Nat Faxon

Tommy (Pilot) (Music Editor) 
CBS
Producers: Paul Attanasio, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank
Starring: Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Edie Falco

Flipped (Music Supervisor) 
Quibi
Producers: Ryan Case, Joe Farrell, Damon Jones
Starring: Will Forte, Kaitlin Olson, Luis Moncada

Woke (Pilot) (Music Editor) 
Hulu
Producers: Keith Knight, Marshall Todd, Will Gluck
Starring: Blake Anderson, Lara Goldie, Lamorne Morris

Tiger King (Music Editor) 
Netflix
Producers: Kevin Brauss, Michelle Wilker
Starring: Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, John Finlay

What We Do in the Shadows (Music Editor) 
FX
Producers: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Taika Waititi
Starring: Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen

TELEVISION (CONTINUED)

Dirty John (Music Editor) 
Bravo
Producers: Alexandra Cunningham, Chris Argentieri, Eric Bana
Starring: Eric Bana, Connie Britton, Julia Garner

Last Man On Earth (Music Editor) 
FOX
Producers: Will Forte, Steve Burgess
Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones

The Arrangement (Music Editor) 
E!
Producers: Jonathan Abrahams, Jimmy Fox, John G. Lenic
Starring: Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson, Michael Vartan

Wayward Pines (Season 2) (Music Editor) 
FOX
Producers: Chad Hodge, Donald De Line, M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo

Grand Junction (Pilot) (Music Supervisor/Music Editor) 
NBC Universal
Director: Clair Scanlon
Starring: Matt Hubbard

Mr. Robinson (Pilot) (Music Supervisor/Music Editor/Music Producer) 
NBC Universal
Producers: Greg Daniels, Paul Junger Witt
Starring: Craig Robinson, Spencer Grammer, Tim Bagley

Feed Me (Pilot) (Music Supervisor/Music Editor) 
NBC Universal
Producers: Sally Robinson, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas
Starring: Mary Louise Parker, Ed Quinn, Toks Olagundoye

Super Fun Night (Music Supervisor/Music Producer) 
Warner Brothers
Producers: Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira, Kevin Bishop

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Music Supervisor/Music Editor/Music Producer) 
FX
Producers: Rob McElhenney, Thomas Lofaro
Starring: Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson

Salem (Pilot) (Temping Music Editor) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Producers: Brannon Braga, Adam Simon
Starring: Shane West, Seth Gabel, Janet Montgomery

The Farm (Pilot) (Music Supervisor/Music Editor) 
NBC Universal
Producer: Paul Lieberstein
Starring: Rainn Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Matt Jones

30 Days in May (TV Film) (Music Supervisor) 
Turn Left Productions
Director: Todd Crites
Producers: Todd Crites, Jackson Nguyen
Starring: Justin Bieber, Aubrey Graham, Jackie Long

Living Loaded (Pilot) (Music Supervisor, Music Editor) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Producers: Rob McElhenney, Jeff Luini
Starring: Mike Vogel, Rob McElhenney Donald Sutherland

Best Player (TV Film) (Temping Music Editor) 
Nickelodeon
Director: Damon Santostefano
Producers: Scott McAboy
Starring: Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Janet Varney

The Starter Wife (Music Editor) 
NBC Universal
Producers: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott
Starring: Debra Messing, Judy Davis, Chris Diamantopoulos

Dirt (Music Editor) 
ABC/FX
Producers: Chris Long, Joel Fields, Matthew Carnahan
Starring: Courteney Cox, Ian Hart, Josh Stewart

Unstrung (TV Film) (Music Editor) 
Tollin Entertainment
Director: Mike Tollin
Producers: Mike Tollin
Starring: Andre Agassi, Nick Bollettieri, Jim Courier

Supreme Courtships (TV Film) (Music Editor) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Producers: Morgan Sacket, Ian Toynton
Starring: Daphne Ashbrook, Link Baker, John Berg

Protect & Serve (Pilot) (Music Editor) 
NBC Universal
Producer: Julie Herlocker
Starring: Dean Cain, Eric Balfour, Jessica Pare

So NoTORIous (Music Editor) 
VH1
Producers: Erin Sotto
Starring: Tori Spelling, Zachary Quinto, James Carpinello

TELEVISION (CONTINUED)

Spartacus (Music Editor) 
USA Films
Director: Robert Dornhelm
Producer: Ted Kurdyla
Starring: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen

The Last Ride (TV Film) (Music Editor) 
USA Network
Director: Guy Norman Bee
Producers: Oscar L. Costo, Bruce Mellon
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Will Patton, Fred Ward

Clone High (Music Editor) 
MTV/Touchstone
Producers: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Starring: Will Forte, Michael McDonald, Christa Miller

Star Wars: The Magic & The Mystery (TV Film) (Music Editor) 
Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Thomas C. Grane
Producers: Sam Hurwitz, Thomas C. Grane
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford

The Super Dave Superbowl of Knowledge (TV Film) (Music Editor) 
DIC Enterprises
Director: Joe Barruso
Producer: Mike Maliani
Starring: Bob Einstein, Don Lake, Rodger Bumpass

Exosquad (Supervising Music Editor) 
MCA/Universal
Producer: Will Meugniot
Starring: Robby Benson, Ken Camroux, Garry Chalk

The Tick (Music Editor) 
Graz Entertainment
Producers: Ben Edlund, Richard Liebmann-Smith
Starring: Townsend Coleman, Micky Dolenz, Jess Harnell

Sightings (Music Editor) 
Paramount
Producers: Craig Armstrong, Adam Stepan
Starring: Christopher Chacon, James A. Swan, John J. Vogel

Sonic the Hedgehog (Music Editor) 
DIC Enterprises
Producers: Dick Sebast, Ron Myrick
Starring: Jaleel White, Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh

Additional Music Editorial provided on the following television programs:
Dirty John
What We Do In The Shadows
Silicon Valley
Masters of Sex
Wayward Pines
Vegas
Awake
Against the Wall
Lone Star
Numb3rs
Las Vega

ALBUMS (As Engineer)

Emma Ejwertz *
“Tondra”, “Dizzy Arms”

Mary Beth Abella
“In Another Life”, “Nice Girl”

Darci Monet *
“Fusion”

Judith Owen
“Mopping Up Karma”

Gavin Degraw *
“Chariot”

Debby Holiday
“Half A Mile Away”, “Debby Holiday”

Lisa-Marie Presley
“To Whom It May Concern”

Steve Ewing *
“Here We Go Again”

Avril Lavigne
“Let Go”

Don Henley
“Inside Job”

The Urge
“Too Much Stereo”

Jude
“No One Is Really Beautiful”

Action Figures
“Big Wonderful”

Comptons Most Wanted
“Straight Checkn ‘Em”

* Indicates Producer credit

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