Aaron Saloman is a musician and composer based in the musical and artistic hotbed of Montréal, QC, Canada. With a background as a singer and guitarist in both Rock and Acoustic settings, he is fluent in several genres and often uses live instruments to give his tracks a special authenticity. You'll also find compelling examples of Jazz, Ambient, Electronic, Post-Rock, and other styles in Aaron's catalog. His music has appeared in films, ads, video games, and TV shows like NCIS (CBS), Jersey Shore (MTV), American Pickers (History Channel), The TO Show (VH1), and many more.
Aaron's music can be heard on Gone Too Far and Teen Cribs (MTV), Departures (Outdoor Life Network, Nat Geo Adventure), Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), The Bitter End (Canadian web show), Get a Life/Grouille-Toi (TVOntario), The Imploders (TLC), Party Down (Starz), Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best (WE tv), Chris and John to the Rescue (OutTV, MTV Logo), and Gourmet Adventures with Ruth (PBS), to name just a few.
In the gaming world, Aaron was the composer on the PSN/Mac/PC versions of Critter Crunch (Best Downloadable Game, 2010 Canadian Video Game Awards), as well as American Idol Mobile 1 and 2. He collaborated in the sound FX creation for the highly anticipated Gravity Ghost (to be released 2014).
Aaron has also produced recordings by Lukas Grant, Eleanore Altman, Lakeport Auto Electric, Stephanie Jones (feat. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding on bass), James Blondeau, and more.
He has a B. Mus (Summa Cum Laude) in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music. He has lived and worked in Ottawa, Boston, and Montréal.
A Motown-inspired bass line leads into retro drums, spring reverb guitar, and horn swells. A groovy, retro, upbeat track. Great for sauntering down a city street, retro 70s underscore, and funky good times. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Beck
A quirky, odd, and funny track combining 1920s & 30s silent film/speakeasy, comedy/circus, and eastern European folk. Busy ragtime piano is joined by tuba, banjo, and drums. A clarinet plays an endearing old-world melody. Great for lighthearted advertising, comedy, history, and black & white film. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Jazz
Steel drums!! Need some steel drums? You've come to the right place. If you need sunny island or Caribbean vibes, this will do it. Could be played by one or two steel drum players, to fit different onscreen visuals. A great fit for beach & ocean scenes, exotic vacations, and travel documentaries. Instrumental, Tropical, Steel Drums
A contemporary, intelligent track perfect for advertising or corporate use. Featuring smooth electric guitars, a driving electronic beat, and a catchy chiming melody. A great fit for a car commercial or any sort of upbeat, positive musical branding. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Pop Electronic
A great hard rock/metal tune with a dramatic intro building in intensity until it explodes into a furiously catchy guitar riff. Perfect for action, adventure, sports, and automobiles. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
A country swing tune with lonesome slide guitar. Nostalgic, ambling. A guy looking back at life, trying to figure how things went so wrong?! Saloon, honky tonk, a few beers before going back to bale hay or move on to greener pastures. Cowboys, tumbleweeds, etc. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spaghetti Western
An anthemic rock theme. Pounding drums and jangly guitars support a melody that will get stuck in your head. Straight out of a 90s teen drama, also a great reality/documentary theme. Anything needing a sense of youth, optimism, forward motion, or honest rock & roll will work well with this track. Instrumental, Rock, 90s Rock
A sad chord progression on a vibraphone gives way to a fat hip hop beat. Excellent for exposition and character development in a dramatic, urban setting. Also could work in 20-something romantic drama or comedy, hanging out at the club, teens & tweens shopping, etc. Light yet melancholy. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Instrumental
A fast and exciting punk/metal tune. Perfect for extreme sports, chases, or rock clubs/parties. Loud and brash with pounding drums and fast, picked punk rock bass. Very energetic and powerful. Instrumental, Action, Intense Rock
Jazzy, free-time solo guitar piece in a minor key. Starts out bluesy and moves into Jazz territory, ending unresolved on an the V chord. Great for expository interlude, moody intro for crime scene, jail cell blues, film noir or retro cue. Broken-hearted, speakeasy, whiskey, bluesy drugged out, rehab, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
A retro swing tune featuring a jazz trio of guitar, bass and drums. The full length track includes a key change during the interlude and a guitar solo during the outro. Great for a retro party scene or anything requiring a swinging, jazzy ambiance. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Delicate piano is joined by an unexpectedly huge drum beat. Acoustic bass and string swells round out this powerful track. Dramatic, romantic, tense, and sexy, all at the same time. Perfect for commercials, film trailers, TV theme songs, and a wide variety of other uses. Instrumental, Singer/Songwriter, RnB Singer-Songwriter
A chilled out electronic/post-rock meditation. Mellow synth is joined by dry drums and an insistent bassline. Lush guitars and wordless vocal hooks round out the laid back nighttime mood. Evokes the city at night, modern hangout spaces, and lonely drives. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Post-Rock
Dark ambient tension music. Foreboding volume swells lead into retro-futuristic synth pulses. Perfect for investigative reporting, documentary, reality TV elimination rounds, and dystopian future worlds. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Droning
Gritty electric blues in the windy city style. Flashy electric lead guitar builds over a slamming rhythm section. Great for ads about trucks, beer, liquor, and working hard, retro Chicago documentaries, and classic Americana. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Swinging, riff-based garage rock. Distorted drums, big guitars, and deep bass propel the powerful groove. Good old-fashioned fat, messy, analogue sound. Great for car and truck commercials, clothing ads, bars, and anything requiring a rugged, tough, swaggering backbeat. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Garage Rock
Rugged and bluesy garage rock. Distorted bass, minimalist drumming, blues licks, and a slide guitar slithering overtop. Swaggering rock through classic analogue gear. Blue jeans, beer and whisky, trucks, or a park in Brooklyn - who knew a track could be at home in so many places? Instrumental, Indie Rock, Garage Rock
Syncopated fingerstyle acoustic guitar in a delicate interplay with a deep bassline. Mellow, relaxing, and nostalgic. Perfect for documentary, PSA, nature, and laid back acoustic moods. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
A fun and summery track. Drawing on elements of rock, jazz, funk, and latin music, this track sets an upbeat California vibe with its irresistible groove. Opening with strummed electric guitar, the band then kicks in with big drums and flashy bass licks. A catchy melodic hook plays overtop. Instrumental, Rock, Funk Rock
A quietly uplifting and poignant acoustic guitar track. Light fingerpicking is joined by emotional slide guitar. Subtle bass provides the foundation, while delicate synth pads swirl in the background. For memories & retrospectives, nature & outdoors, positive advertising, or a simple country morning, Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Travis picked acoustic guitar piece with light electric slide guitar and mallet cymbal flourishes. Mellow and bittersweet. Perfect underscore for emotional montages, nostalgia, and romance. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
A down home country blues with bass and light percussion. Acoustic guitar is joined by woozy electric slide & tambourine. Bass sits in the background, occasionally stepping out with a funky run. A swampy and fun track, great for comedy, outdoors in the deep south, reality TV, and documentary. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
A gentle folk waltz. Fingerstyle acoustic guitar plays a rhythm interspersed with chiming harmonics, picked acoustic guitar plays a beautiful melody overtop. Hints of maritime influence and sense of fond nostalgia makes this the perfect track for scenes of natural beauty, retrospectives, and travel. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
A dark and groovy hip hop/electronic track with live bass, rhythmic loops, and pizzicato strings. Cool, confident, and mysterious. Great for mystery, detectives, advertising, and interview underscore. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Dramatic Hip Hop
An uneasy tremolo-effected guitar figure leads into alt rock choruses featuring big drums and loud guitars. Moody and epic, this track roars along with classic alt rock abandon and organic, natural instrument sounds. Great for rock-infused tension, theme songs, and chases. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Nirvana
An epic and affirming rock track. Strummed acoustic guitars lead into a driving beat and a soaring electric chorus. Propulsive and layered, this track sets the mood to overcome any obstacle. Instrumental, Sports, Sports Inspiration Music
Simple, elegant, folk guitar soundtrack. Large-body dreadnought plays a pastoral pentatonic melody in E major. Layers of guitar and cinematic synth slowly build. A shift to minor in the B section lends a wistful, bittersweet quality. Perfect for rural settings, memories, and emotional film score. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
A perfect sitcom theme in the style of a popular TV show. Light piano leads into turn of the millennium California high school punk. Funny and brash. Perfect for high school, comedy, and 90s nostalgia. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Rock
An ambient, droning track. Dark, melancholy, and somewhat regal. Mournful harmonies sound over the droning bass note, evoking an ancient sorrow. Perfect for a historical epic, funeral, battle aftermath, and ambient tension. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
A muscular garage rock track. Dirty guitar riffs, roomy drums, and grungy bass lay down an irresistible groove. Later, the band holds things down while the guitars take off with a catchy upper-register hook. Swaggering, noisy, and fun. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
The perfect action & horror film trailer. Ominous basses, drones, and light impacts fill the first half, building suspense. A dramatic sound design rise builds to a nearly unbearable point, stops abruptly, then drops into a crushing industrial electronic apocalypse. Delightfully sinister & evil. Instrumental, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action Intense
The perfect lighthearted and positive advertising track. Acoustic guitars, toy piano, bass drum, tambourine, chimes, hand claps, and a wordless vocal hook - this track has it all. Great for commercials, from banking to laundry detergent to groceries - anything needing a carefree and happy mood. Male Vocals, Corporate, Corporate Folk
A droning, dramatic, piano & synth instrumental in the style of the film scores composed by everyone’s favourite 90s industrial rock pioneer. Swirling synth drones ebb and flow, while Lydian piano flourishes add an uncertain feeling. Great for ambient tension, psychological thriller, and documentary, Instrumental, Horror, Horror Contemplative