Jim Meacock

Jim Meacock - Composer

Jim Meacock is a highly experienced and versatile composer with credits in branded and factual content and drama - TV, one feature film and short films.

Jim has worked with Nic Penrake on a number of short films, including Recorded Delivery, which was selected for the prestigious LA Shorts festival of 2003 and Mud Boy, which appeared on BBC HD Shorts 2011.

For his score to the landmark BBC TV series The Planets Jim received a nomination for an RTS award. This was his second RTS nomination – his first, the previous year, was for the title music to the BBC TV sports talk show On Side. Other commissions for title music include The Daily Politics and This Week, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the BBC BAFTA Tribute programmes.

With his score for the feature film S Club: Seeing Double (Columbia Tristar) Jim combined a commercial dance sound with a more traditional narrative score. In 2005 Jim provided the music for Lynda La Plante’s ITV1 drama The Commander.

Other work includes the Tiger Aspect documentary Virtual History: Secret Plot to Kill Hitler, which won an RTS Award in 2005; the controversial BBC1 drama documentary The Virgin Mary; A Queen’s Kingdom a 2 hour BBC special documentary to mark Golden Jubilee year.
Jim has also worked in theatre and the fine art world. White Cube artist Runa Islam commissioned him to score her two-screen film Scale (1/16 inch = 1 foot) which was selected for the 2003 Istanbul Biennial.

Before becoming a professional composer, Jim spent five years at the BBC as a cameraman, working on a range of shows, from Top of the Pops through Eastenders to Harold Pinter plays. This experience has proved invaluable in the discipline of writing music to film and in communicating with the director.

He is also co-owner of Pop-up Music, the London-based sync company.