James Sizemore is a composer and producer known for his work producing music for films ranging from “The Hobbit” trilogy to “Spotlight”.

Recent projects include producing the score for “The Song of Names”, winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Score. The newest album While Being was released in spring 2020.



James Sizemore is a composer, arranger, and producer with notable credits in film and television. James’ music ranges from the additional music in the family film A Dog’s Purpose, to adding string arrangements to M Night Shamylan’s dark film Split.

James arranged and produced the score for the award winning film Spotlight. Previously James spent 3 years working with director Peter Jackson and composer Howard Shore, orchestrating and arranging the music for The Hobbit Trilogy.

With a versatile background in many musical styles, he has ranged from the big broadway musical numbers written for the recent OJ:The Musical  to the ambient soundscapes heard in David Cronenberg’s films Maps to the Stars and Cosmopolis. His versatility can also be heard in Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater, where ethnic Persian soloists intermingle with hip-hop and rock influences.

James has served on the faculty of New York University and the City University of New York, teaching classes on film sound and music. He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY with his wife and daughters.


Crash – performed live

Crash – performed live

I spent the week in Rotterdam bringing David Cronenberg's 1996 film CRASH to the concert stage as part of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.  It was amazing music to produce, featuring 6 electric guitars, 3 harps, 3 woodwinds, 2 percussionists and 40 strings....

The Song of Names – Coming Soon

The Song of Names – Coming Soon

The Song of Names premieres on December 25th. This film by François Girard, the director of The Red Violin, is a true testament to classical music, and features some of the most virtuosic pieces of music in the repertoire. I produced the music performances for the...

Zilla and Zoe-Behind The Scenes

Zilla and Zoe-Behind The Scenes

After a year spent waiting on the distributor's release schedule, Zilla and Zoe is at long last coming out! The film begins it's theatrical run in LA starting May 17th, and will soon be available on Video on Demand and Streaming. I used all sorts of zany instruments...



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Get the Album first

The first 3 tracks on the new album will be released on 3.20.2020, but the rest of the album will not be available until this summer on the streaming platforms and stores. These platforms favor singles over albums for playlist placement.

So I will be sharing the entire album for email subscribers in a 7 day album experience. (Don't worry, it's just about building a community, not about spamming you with emails!).

On album release day, you will receive 1 email a day for 7 days that leads you to a behind the scenes look that details what each piece means, how it was written, and how it was recorded. You can download the high res audio (available nowhere else), stream the music, look at the scores, and learn how it was recorded.

Thank you for joining me on this musical journey! Check your email inbox (and Junk Mail!) for the Welcome email.