Hi, I'm Joel Schwartz👋

I'm a Canadian composer and music producer. I help TV/Film creators tell rich and compelling stories with my guitar-based soundtracks.

Portfolio Overview

A quick look at my music.

Playful and Humor

How should one begin a portfolio? If this is an introduction to my music, then why not start with something fun?

Intimate and Warm

Stripped down moments of authentic connection. Gentle, melancholy, acoustic 

Emotional and Moving

When the story turns and we feel anxious about what’s next.

Gritty and Tough

For when the soil is underneath your nails.

Mystery and Intrigue

When there is fear and concern, but our character bravely persists.

2024 ASCAP Award Winner

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SULLIVAN'S CROSSING


ARI POSNER, JOEL SCHWARTZ

CTV, THE CW

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PARIS PARIS


ANTOINE GRATTON, JOELSCHWARTZ

UNIS TV, CBC

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RIDE


ARI POSNER, AMINN BHATIA

JOEL SCHWARTZ (additional composition)

HALLMARK, CTV, THE CW

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NORTHERN RESCUE


ARI POSNER, JOEL SCHWARTZ (ADDITIONAL COMPOSITION)

CBC, NETFLIX

Joel Schwartz is an ASCAP award-winning composer, producer, and guitarist from Canada. He known for his work on television shows like RIDE, SULLIVAN’S CROSSING, and PARIS PARIS.

His guitar-based scores are distinguished by a unique rootsy sound and frequent use of live instruments.

They enrich narratives with a wide spectrum of emotions—from poignant and intimate to the compelling and dramatic, to light-hearted and comedic.

As a music producer, Joel’s productions have garnered millions of streams and have received awards and nominations from the Junos, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Maple Blues Awards, and Blues and Roots Radio Awards and others.

Joel is a collaborator at heart who prioritizes communication and good humor on creative team based projects. With a unique ability to infuse storytelling into his music, Joel’s scores resonate across a wide range of emotions and leave a lasting impact on listeners.