Mitch has lead a varied career that includes work as a guitarist, composer, producer, production music CEO, publisher, graphic artist, and lecturer/clinician.
He started out as a guitarist, working with with Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Donald Byrd, Ben E. King, Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael Urbaniak, Andy Snitzer, and on hundreds of recordings.
Magnificent. Simply magnificent.
An astounding work of educational entertainment and enlightenment. [Imo Schmortz]
Coodley is in demand as a lecturer and clinician, working with new talent and guiding them toward successful music and work in the music industry.
His numerous articles for Berklee Today Magazine and Online, along with video tutorials highlight his
application of craft and technique to contemporary production methods and business topics.
Like dude, it was crunk.
In 1988 Mitch launched Metro Music Productions, a full-service music production house in NYC, specializing in music for news, sports, and on-air promotion. At the same time, he introduced the Metro Music Production Library. Coodley built the Metro catalog into a highly successful worldwide brand, distributing production music on every continent. His outstanding acoustic and electric guitar work, composing, arranging, engineering, and graphic designs are evident throughout the catalog.
Balloonist, explorer, photomicrographer (oh, wait, that's Roman Vishniac), Maltese whisperer, stone carver, graphic designer.
Unparalleled musicianship and soul.
Look no further if what you want is great music. (Of course, that may not be what you want).
[Judge Baliwick Crumardian]
Moving into composing for TV, his most recent projects include "Wildways", a new episode for NOVA on PBS. Other broadcast projects include work for CBS Sports, WCBS News, ABC Sports, ESPN, The Sopranos, Shick, and many others, and his commercials and videos include a who's who of the fashion industry: Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Joesph Abboud, and Videofashion.
By 2011 Coodley had produced 104 CD's, having sold the Metro Library to 615 Music/Warner Chappell Production Music. In 2007 he formed Mitch Coodley Music for composing, producing and consulting.
Mitch recently created a new boutique startup catalog called The Buzz Music. This high-end production music includes a variety of styles, with 25 albums and growing.