DAVID BENJAMIN STEINBERG is a versatile composer for television and film. He has scored a range of projects, from Imagine Entertainment's critically acclaimed, "Inside Deep Throat," and World of Wonder's Emmy Award-winning "The Last Beekeeper," to Bravo's multi Emmy-nominated series "Million Dollar Listing." Recently, he completed the score for HBO's much-anticipated doc, "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," set to premiere at Sundance 2016. He has also just completed scoring HBO's "Every Brilliant Thing," documenting the hit off-Broadway one-man play.
A USC graduate, David also studied at Cal State Northridge and the Dick Grove School of Music before beginning his career composing for advertising. Through his company Rabbit Ears Music, David's work has been featured in campaigns for clients including Mattel Toys, Energizer, Nissan, Honda, and Infiniti, among many others. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Panama City, Panama and Los Angeles, David's early exposure to music around the Caribbean opened him up to many worldwide musical influences. He also worked as a studio drummer in Los Angeles before breaking into the film and television world. Scoring for a diverse range of subjects and mediums, David has developed the ability to adapt to his material, allowing the project to influence his style as much as the other way around. Steinberg draws from a myriad of influences, citing Bernard Hermann, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and The Beatles as his muses.
Other projects that David has scored include HBO's "Wishful Drinking," starring Carrie Fisher, E! Entertainment's "I Am Britney Jean," about Britney Spears' Las Vegas residency and "Pam: Girl on the Loose," featuring Pamela Anderson, and Sundance Channel's "The Fabulous Beekman Boys." David also specializes in theme songs, having scored the openings of nearly 30 TV series, including the "Million Dollar Listing" franchise, Fuse TV's "Transcendent," Lifetime's "Girlfriend Intervention," Sundance Channel's "Man Shops Globe" and OWN's "Life with La Toya."
David manages his own production music library, Combustible Music, through which he licenses music for film and television. Combustible Music has provided music for shows such as PBS' "Independent Lens," Fox's "American Idol," VH1's "Candidly Nicole," a series following Nicole Richie, Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" and "Then and Now with Andy Cohen," HGTV's "Island Hunters," and BBC Two's "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway."
In his off time, David enjoys restoring his 100-year old house with his wife in Hollywood, walking their dogs, boxing, and jamming with friends.