Michael Nielsen is a composer and producer of music for film, television, video games, records and advertising.
Michael has composed scores for some of the worlds most successful game franchises, including Forza Motorsport 6, League of Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Splinter Cell: Conviction was one of the highest grossing video games of the year with over two hours of cinematic score recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Warner Bros Eastwood Scoring Stage. Michael also provided scores for Warner Bros. Interactive’s video game tie-in to the Green Lantern movie as well as Activision’s Battleship video game based on the summer blockbuster. Michael also provided the original score for League of Legends: Spirit Guard Udyr, and 2013 World Championship "Road to the Cup,” which debut in LA’s Staples Center to a sold out crowd.
Michael is an owner and principle composer for Ninja Tracks, a music production company that is the first choice for producers and directors looking to create cutting edge and memorable scores across all genres. With literally hundreds of advertising campaigns for Hollywoodʼs biggest blockbuster films to their credit, Ninja Tracks continues to thrill audiences on both the large and small screen. Recent credits include The Martian, Creed, The Hunger Games, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, True Detective, Game of Thrones and countless others. Not stopping there, Ninja Tracks has scored numerous commercials for clients including AT&T, Sony, SEGA, NBC, Mattel, Activision and Six Flags.
Michael wrote and produced Selena Gomez single, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” which has sold over a million copies. Also, Michael has written and produced songs for films such as Another Cinderella Story, American Pie III, Scooby Doo, Blue Crush. Michael also co-scored Marvelʼs hit animated series Wolverine and the X-Men which garnered Nicktoons their highest ratings to date. Michael has collaborated with and produced music for iconic artists including James Brown, The Pussycat Dolls, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, The Baha Men, John Sykes and Lenny Kravitz. Michael produced blues/rock artist Philip Sayce’s “Peace Machine”, which was a best seller in the blues charts. Philip’s latest release, “Influence” features several songs producer by Michael and has received critical acclaimMichael received an RIAA Gold Record for Disneymania which remained on the Top 20 over a year after itʼs release. Michael also contributed to Disneymania 2 which remained in the Top 5 on Billboardʼs Childrenʼs Chart for over 23 consecutive weeks, entering at #1 the week it was released. The song “Tell Me Something I Donʼt Know” reached #3 on Radio Disney and debuted at #7 on Billboard.
Michael and Ninja Tracks are currently based in Ninja Tracks HQ, a studio that was featured as a standout in Mix Magazine’s “Class of 2014” studio feature.