L.A. Composer Michael Baiardi to Receive ASCAP Screen Award for Top-Rated ASCAP Score of 2021 for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (BRAVO)

Michael Baiardi

Los Angeles-based composer/songwriter Michael Baiardi will be honored with the ASCAP Screen Award as the composer of one of the top-rated ASCAP Scores of 2021, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo). The honor will be presented at the annual ASCAP Screen Music Award tonight (May 3, 2022) in a virtual ceremony. The awards recognize the composers and songwriters of the top box office film music, top-rated series, and the most performed television music of 2021.

Baiardi, an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, originally studied Performance and Music Business. After graduating, the Queens, New York native began producing artists for major record labels such as Sony, Epic, Priority, Capitol, EMI, and Warner Brothers. He worked with a diverse set of recording artists, including Dr. Dre, Kristen Chenoweth, Pete Davidson, The RZA, and many more before transitioning into music for film and television. In 2000, Baiardi founded and remains principal composer of Soundfile Music, a custom composition, recording studio, and music publishing company. Over the past two decades, Baiardi has contributed to the scores and soundtracks of hundreds of television and film productions including The Avengers, A Christmas Love Story, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Cottage, Modern Family, Dexter, Ray Donovan, CSI, and The Real Housewives franchise

Most recently, Baiardi & Soundfile Music have been scoring shows for Marmaduke (Netflix), Wipeout (TBS), The Challenge (CBS), Would I Lie To You (CW Network), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo), and The Challenge All-Stars (MTV)

Baiardi's work in creating scores has allowed him to work in all areas of media. "The Real Housewives franchise is a real blast, and I can't say enough about the professionalism of everyone involved in putting the show together," says Baiardi. "Housewives is an opportunity to compose music that genuinely excites me while using cutting-edge production technology and techniques. I consider myself lucky to contribute to the success of such a widely-viewed program. I am also so grateful to Elizabeth, Paul, John, and Shawn and the ASCAP team for this award and the support they have provided over the years!"

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