Audio production, composition and design


Five-time Emmy winning composer, producer and orchestrator Michael Terry, works with the country's most skilled professionals to offer a full service audio production and post production facility. Michael's studio, The Music Lab, services include: original music composition for film and TV, video games, production services for recording artists and songwriters, and music for corporate multimedia productions.



Michael has been scoring to film and tv since the mid 90s when he scored “ Ali, The Whole Story for TNT. Since then he has composed and orchestrated films and tv shows for HBO,ESPN,CBS,NBC, The Discovery and History Channels and The Food Network.

Boys in the Hall is a cue I did for composer Richard Fiocca. It was used as a main theme in the Fox Sports doc of the same name.

Another cue done for Richard Fiocca for a doc called Washington the Warrior which aired on the History Channel.



We have been producing publishing demos and records since the early 80s…. Send us your piano or guitar/vocal and we can discuss tempo, keys and genre. We can build an instrumental track for you to sing to as well. And most of all we can produce a great recording within your budget. Take a listen to some of our samples. All of the tracks below were produced and arranged by Michael here at The Music Lab.

Noise was written by Jesse Terry and Michael Logen. Laura Walsh is the artist and Cello performed by Larissa Maestro.

This tune was written by Cahal Dunne and performed by the great Arnold McCuller of James Taylor’s band.


This is a tune we produced here in AZ for the Phoenix based band Vinyl Station.

Just one of those tunes I had to cover.

STRING, HORN and Vocal arrangements



Radio/TV Spots

Michael has been producing, arranging,singing and playing on Radio and TV commercials for decades. Here is a sample of his reel. Michael would like to thank the following for co producing/singing on these various spots.

Bill Holloman, Robin Batteau, Jeff Southworth, Kelly Mittleman, Jim Mola, Frank Sims, Tracey Marble, Ronda Wilson, Karen Holloway.

 Library Music

Library music is in high demand these days. It’s used for TV,Film, Radio, Internet, Video games and corporate videos. Below is a sample of pieces Michael has placed in the various platforms.

Michael did this Holiday cue as a tribute to Leroy Anderson.


About Michael


The ability to produce, engineer, arrange and be the primary talent on any given project can save enormous amounts of time, money and headaches. Producer/Musician/Vocalist Michael Terry can do just that for your project. A five-time Emmy award winning composer/orchestrator with 50 years experience in the business, Michael is an accomplished guitarist and keyboardist as well as a talented singer-songwriter, with many credits in radio, TV and commercial recordings. His ability to get your song produced quickly and efficiently and get it ready for tv/film and radio broadcast is what Michael does best. He has placed hundreds of his own vocal and instrumental pieces on tv and film.

After 20 years of performing experience in the New York City area and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Michael opened his own recording studio, The Music Lab. He has produced, engineered, and arranged hundreds of projects including, national jingles for tv and radio, tv and film scores,industrial shows, and original song productions.

As a singer/songwriter/producer Michael has produced literally thousands of publishing demos for all types of genres. His songs and his productions have been placed in dozens of TV shows, films, and signed by many publishing houses in LA, Nashville and New York. Check our song production page for some specifics.

With a lifelong desire to score for film and TV, Michael began orchestrating for various composers, which led to his own films, including " Ali, The Whole Story" for TNT, "Jones Beach, an American Riviera", for PBS, many "Intimate Portraits" for Lifetime and An American Masters feature on PBS entitled "One Bright Light" about the life of Sidney Poitier."

Today Michael continues to compose for the major networks and cable networks including CBS,NBC,ABC, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, The Food Network and The History Channel as a freelance composer/orchestrator. He also continues to produce singer-songwriters and recording artists throughout the country. Michael’s studio The Music Lab is located in Tucson,AZ in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.



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