Music Composer is just a title… 

Assistant story teller and emotional director is the job. I love telling stories, whether in the form of a song for an artist or a cinematic score for a Film, TV show or Game…

 it all starts with the story.

Welcome to the music of John Dahl Honoré

Music with a purpose: Whether scoring to picture or writing pieces for the Viacom / CBS Productions library or producing a song for an artist, every note and instrument is carefully considered and crafted to convey an emotion and tell a story. Here are some examples of my work, both to picture and audio that I have categorized by “vibe”. I have written hundreds of pieces for CBS Productions, below are a fraction for your consideration, designed to show versatility and range. All of it was written, arranged, mixed and mastered by myself.

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Recent Film Scores

The opening credits theme music for a short Christmas movie I scored in 2022 – The Night Before Christmas
Music for picture – My 2022 submission to the Spitfire Audio Scoring Competition.
Music for picture – My 2021 submission to the Spitfire Audio Scoring Competition.


Located in Northern California, John Dahl Honoré and his production company Master Fade Music have been exceeding client expectations professionally since 2004. John has produced, mixed and mastered albums for artists in numerous genres, written music for GRAMMY award winning musicians, worked on AAA video game titles, created film scores and currently composes music for network television where his music can be heard by millions of people on the Paramount/Viacom/CBS television network as well as Telepictures productions via Diamond Mine Productions. 
John is a multi instrumentalist who helps tell stories and convey emotion through music and sound, is detail oriented, works quickly, collaboratively and delivers stunning world class results.

Additional Services Include:

Music Mixing, Music Mastering, Music Production, Audio Post Production, Education, Consultation & Sonic Branding Solutions.

Let’s tell a story…