Todd Edward Schoeneman is a multi-nominated composer & recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. He was a late but driven arrival to the music scene starting his musical education late in his high-school career.
Although quickly picking up the guitar, he admits to an unceasing dedication to developing his skills. After countless hours, late nights & lunch breaks, that dedication and commitment to developing as a performer, songwriter and instrumentalist started to pay dividends. He eventually went on to lead multiple bands, both “Avenue” and “Red Tape Riot” to local & regional success. They performed with national acts, landed radio airplay, podcast appearances, media interviews and television performances.
That media coverage, drive and recognizable ability helped open the door to working with some exceptional and respected industry talents. In 2004 and again in 2008, he worked shoulder-to-shoulder with platinum album producer and engineer Jeff Robinson (The Rembrandts, Static X, Toad the Wet Sprocket) where he developed his skill as a musician, engineer and became a more polished professional. In 2011, Todd worked with Emmy Award winner Kevin Sharpe, who was thoroughly impressed by his level of preparation and direction in the studio.
“I want my music to send listeners on a magnificent journey, one they might like to revisit from time to time.” – Todd Edward Schoeneman
While Red Tape Riot was coming off their debut release and hitting their stride, behind-the-scenes Todd was hard at work cultivating a new craft to which he found immediate success. In 2012, he entered the world of orchestral film music (his favorite genre) and has since, steadily worked on a number of independent and commercial projects/releases.
In 2013-2018, Todd worked as freelance composer, signing publishing deals with a number of different music sync licensing companies. He also worked on short films, tv/webseries productions and was tasked with creating the concept music for the feature film “The Peacemakers.”
He still has music available for licensing through Dall Rae Music, Pond5, Songtradr and AudioSparx.
In 2019, Todd scored the first season of the children’s educational tv/web-series production entitled: “Hey Wembley!” and finished the top 25 in the Score the World Film Scoring Competition. He also orchestrated, performed, produced and engineered a Christmas piece entitled “Tell Me a Tale: Music from the Cutting Room Floor” which earned him a “Outstanding Classical Recording” nomination at the 2020 Detroit Music Awards.
Later that year, he teamed up with Intelligen Comics on a digital motion comic “The Bar” and wrote the original score for the independent action film “Attraction Man” directed by Eddie Eniel and produced by Firecreek Entertainment. “Attraction Man” had a limited theatrical release in late December 2020, amid the covid-19 crisis and premiered in Miami, Florida.
“Attraction Man” is currently rounding the film festival circuit scooping up awards on the way, including:
“Best Action Film”– New Wave Short Film Festival
“Best Action Film” – Reale Film Festival
“Silver Action Award” – Hollywood Gold Awards.
He is currently producing an original series as the principal writer and is expecting an official “Attraction Man” soundtrack release in the coming months.