Music and Creative Industry Blog

The Audio Tapes is a music and creative industry blog launched in 2018 by composer and music producer Michael Denny. The site contains a wide range of content including:

- Insight into the life of a creative freelancer
- Interviews with music professionals about their creative processes
- Songwriting and composition tips
- Music production advice
- Marketing and social media techniques
- Tutorials and how-to guides
- Collaborating with other creative individuals
- Games and challenges to boost your creative output
- Product reviews and recommendations
- Lifestyle ideas to improve focus, routine and productivity
- Music reviews, song analysis and suggested listening

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas please don’t hesitate to get in touch either on the contact page or by emailing You can also find me on Twitter @MDennyMusic or visit my website at
Composer and Music Producer - Founder of The Audio Tapes

Michael Denny is a versatile composer, music producer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist who has built a significant portfolio of work across a range of musical styles for various media. Michael prides himself on attention to detail while creating fresh, exciting and emotional soundtracks unique to each project to enhance the experience for the intended audience -

Throughout 2017 Michael has been working with Calm Co-CEO Michael Acton Smith to compose music for Focus, Relax and Sleep utilising cutting-edge audio science and production techniques culminating in the launch of the Calm Music featuring over 25 hours of original music. In December 2017 Calm was named as App of the year by Apple. Michael ends 2017 with the release of a 9 track album Aurora : Music for Relaxation.

Michael is also currently working with a number of leading music production companies including Sample Magic on the production of audio content and product demonstration with his 'Ambient Textural Toolkit' in the top ten bestsellers in January 2018. Along with Olympic Gold Medal Dressage Composer Tom Hunt, Michael is the co-founder of Emotive Soundtracks producing film and TV soundtracks -

Commercially Michael has worked with several filmmakers including Seb Montaz-Rosset and Christophe Margot and moving image credits include Red Bull Media House, Salomon Sports, Mavic, Lange, Scott and Montagne TV while collaborations in theatre and dance have been performed at prestigious venues including the Science Museum IMAX Theatre (London), Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal), The Lowry (Manchester) and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Shoreditch Town Hall (London).

Michael is a lover of popular and contemporary music and has performed, written and recorded with a number of bands and artists. Highlights include performing as part of the comedy musical house band the Brett Domino Trio on ITVs Britains Got Talent to being featured on BBC Radio One Huw Stephens Show as a member of the band MEDS followed by a live session recorded for BBC Introducing. Michael has released a number of solo records, the most recent titled 'The Moment When You Realise EP' has received favourable reviews and airplay. As a remix artist 2018 will see the release of reworks of Maximo Park, Nick J Hodgson (ex Kaiser Chiefs) and Bayley (The Open). In 2018 Michael launched the music and creative industry blog The Audio Tapes -