FLYING MATTRESS MUSIC is a full service post audio boutique that includes original music for media (television, film, streaming, commercials), a music library containing over 45 hours of great production music, custom tracks, and recording/mixing/editing for VO, shows, films, and recording artists. Whether you want to hire us for original music, show mixing, or license some tunes, we are fun to work with and will deliver only the highest quality in sound.
Jim McKeever – Owner
Jim McKeever has been a full time composer, music library owner, and mixer in television, streaming series, and film for the past 22 years. McKeever has scored original themes and background music for many reality television shows including Scare Tactics (SyFy), 3 time Emmy Award winning Starting Over (NBC), Howie Do It (NBC), Scare PewdiePie (Netflix) and Spy TV (NBC). Jim has scored multiple feature films including Money Machine, What Happened In Vegas, Dead Heist, Something Like A Business, and Down The PCH. He is also an accomplished songwriter and producer in a wide range of genres including the band Glory Fist.
McKeever was born and raised in Tustin, California. Jim McKeever started his music career at age 10 studying piano and in high school and college he mastered the bass guitar playing in various punk and rock bands including Greenfingers.
McKeever moved to Hollywood in 1996 and landed a job in the Film Music department at the newly formed company DreamWorks SKG as the music coordinator working under Hans Zimmer. This is where he learned the business and more importantly the art of music in film and television working on future classics as American Beauty, Shrek, Prince Of Egypt, and Saving Private Ryan.
McKeever left DreamWorks after securing a lucrative songwriting/publishing deal with BMG and co-founded the record label: SINGLE MALT RECORDS. For 2 years, he wrote songs, engineered and produced records for Bishop Lamont, Kingdom Of Wax, and various other hip hop artists.
He eventually grew from a hip hop record producer to a composer for television and later film.
Fun Fact!: Around 1999, Jim was working as a production assistant (and composed his first TV theme song) for a show at VH-1 and the executive producer asked Jim to deliver a mattress to his home. He forgot to tie it down in the bed of his truck and it flew off into the 101 freeway! They didn’t fire him and those same producers eventually hired Jim as their primary composer for all their future shows. Jim needed a name for his company…and to remind everybody of his most embarrassing moment in his life: Flying Mattress Music!