Who We Are

Behind the scenes at Discovery Music Source is a team of ‘music junkies’ with extensive backgrounds in all facets of the music & TV production business. We are keenly aware of trends in commercial and production music, we have deep knowledge of the tracks in our library, and we know what works across Discovery’s networks – all of this makes us uniquely able to provide creative music solutions for any type of Discovery production.

If you are looking for just the right music for a particular sequence or a show open, or are looking for a composer that can accommodate your budget, please give us a call or send us an email. Please also have a look at “Our Portfolio” for some samples of how our music has enhanced the visual elements in various Discovery productions.

Our Team

  • Gary Ford

    Gary Ford

    Vice President, Global Music Services

    At Discovery since 2006, Gary has over 30 years experience in all facets of the music business (administrative & creative) and has been working closely with composer/producers with a focus on film & TV production for the past 10 years.

  • Dave Ries

    Dave Ries

    Creative Director, Global Music Services

    A Composer and Musician with over 15 years experience in all aspects of Film, TV and Music Production, Dave manages the development of the Discovery MusicSource library and the creative reach of the Music Services Creative team.

  • Pat Weaver

    Music Supervisor, Los Angeles

    Pat Weaver has enjoyed a long and varied career in the music industry that has encompassed original music production, music licensing and entertainment publicity. She began at Capital Records as West Coast manager of press and publicity before moving on to work with several custom music houses as an award-winning executive producer, including stints at Emoto, Musikverguegen and Elias Arts. As V.P. of New Channels at Elias Arts, she was instrumental in launching the company’s extensive music licensing division, Elias Plays, before moving on to co-found LakeHouse Sound, a music placement company for independent artists. Pat currently acts as West Coast Music Supervisor for Discovery Communications, assisting with music solutions for all of Discovery’s networks worldwide.

  • Kirsteen McLean

    Music Supervisor, London

    Kirsteen is based in the UK office, providing DMS Creative Services and support to Discovery’s rapidly expanding international output. Kirsteen worked in the production departments in feature film and television production for over 10 years, before combining that experience with a lifelong love and knowledge of music, to become a Music Supervisor.  At Discovery Europe, she works closely with UK and Europe-based production teams, sourcing composers and library music for Discovery’s wide range of programming. 

  • Brice Dean

    Brice Dean

    Music Coordinator, Global Music Services

    A musician since elementary school and a graduate of the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, Brice Dean has a passion for music that drives his soul. A rock musician at heart who has worked as a Recording Engineer, Audio Editor and Archivist, Brice has finely-tuned ears that play a helpful role in finding music for a variety of Discovery programming.