Composer, producer and music rights advocate Doug Wood is the Writer Vice Chair of the ASCAP Board of Directors. He has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, Conan O’Brien, sports themes and promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC, national spots for Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Verizon and scores of others. A classically trained pianist and oboist, and composition major at Manhattan School of Music (as well as rock guitarist and band leader), Doug is the founder and CEO of the Omnimusic Production Libraries.
In the mid-1990s, Doug founded the Professional Composers of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young composers about the music business. Doug serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Composers and Lyricists in NY, and helped found and direct the Council of Music Creators and the online advocacy campaign MusicAnswers. Doug lectures frequently and participates in webcast forums discussing media music, music licensing and the rights of composers and songwriters.
Doug and his wife Patti live in Port Washington, Long Island. They work together managing their music business and are also the founders of Grassroots Environmental Education, an award-winning environmental health non-profit recognized for its groundbreaking educational programs and documentary films. Doug and Patti also co-host the radio show “Green Street” on WBAI-FM in New York.
MusicAnswers is a rapidly growing organization of 4000 songwriters, composers, performers, and producers seeking to reclaim and protect our rights in the digital age.