About

GAEL MacGREGOR
Independent Music Supervisor

Gael started wailing in church at an early age. By age four she was actually singing in the choir instead of causing a ruckus in the pews and by 15 was playing piano, cello, guitar, clarinet and flute. Over the years, Gael sang in operas, musical theatre, clubs and cabarets, performed in orchestras and with groups as musically diverse as R&B, blues, country, rock and big bands—becoming a virtual musicologist along the way. In the studio and on stage she sang back-up for everyone and their dog (including Dick Dale, Aretha Franklin and practically every Elvis impersonator you can name).

Tired of living out of a suitcase, Gael landed a job at a music supervision house. There she acted as the music supervisor for six films and four TV series, and provided music coordination and administrative services for countless other projects—moving on to independently supervise many more.

Because Gael speaks both 'artist' and 'suit' she can liaison with directors, composers and bands, then negotiate the deals and confer with the legal and corporate folks without missing a beat.
 

And she bakes a yummy chocolate chip cookie, too.
 

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Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Gael has written and/or performed songs which appear in feature films, and because she's familiar with both sides of the process, can be an advocate for artists and composers seeking to place their music. And be assured, if she wouldn't sign an agreement for one of her songs to be used, she won't ask

another artist to do so! Following are some of her song placements:

We're Hot Tonight (co-written & performed by)

  • Diamonds in the Rough (opening titles)

  • Get Your Stuff (over stolen car scene)

  • Total Force (over fight scene)

  • Bar Hopping

  • West From North Goes South

  • The Preacher’s Daughter


You Ain't Too Tough (performed by)

  • West From North Goes South (on screen performance)

  • Diamonds in the Rough

  • Tiger

 

Southern Soul (co-written by)

  • Total Force (performed by Calista Carradine)

 

Memories of You (co-written by)

  • Beautiful Loser (end title; performed

      by Keith David & Cynda Williams)

CREDITS

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Music Supervisor, Coordinator &/or Administrator

  • Noriega: God’s Favorite (Roger Spottiswoode, Producer/Director) Starring Bob Hoskins * Awards/Nominations: Cine Golden Eagle, ALMA, Golden Reel, ACE, GSA

  • The Sissy Duckling [HBO Animated Special] (Harvey Fierstein, Sharon Stone) Humanitas Prize, GLAAD Award, Artios Nomination

  • Spyder Games (MTV Series; 65 Episodes) * 2 Emmy Nominations

  • Charms for the Easy Life (Gena Rowlands & Mimi Rogers)

  • The Significant Other (SamiLu Production, Brittany Joyner & Donny Boaz)

  • The Passion of Ayn Rand  (Starring Helen Mirren & Peter Fonda) Emmy 2 Nominations + 1 Award, 2 SAG Nominations

  • Shake, Rattle & RollI (CBS Miniseries * Featuring performences by Chanté Moore, B.B. King, Dicky Barrett, K-Ci & JoJo, Terence Trent D'Arby, Billy Porter * Starring Lyne Danner & Tyler Hart, Gerald McRaney

  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child * HBO Animated Series; 13 Awards/Nominations: Emmy, Artios, Image, GLAAD, Cable ACE

  • Beautiful Loser (Sneak Preview Entertainment) Starring Adam Lamberg, John Schneider, Keith David, Cynthia Gibb)

  • Off Season (Phoenix Pics & Starring Hume Cronyn * 2 Emmy Awards & 4 Nominations, WGA & YAA Nominations

  • Spring Break Lawyer (Paramount/Karz Ent)

  • At Any Cost (PRISM Award)

  • Armistead Maupin’s More Tales Of The City (Showtime Miniseries * 5 Emmy Nominations)

  • The Baby Dance (Jodi Foster/Egg Productions) Starring Stockard Channing & Laura Dern * Peabody Award, 4 Emmy Nominations, SAG & Indie Spirit Nominations

  • I Was a Teenage Faust (DGA, WGA, YAA nominations)

  • Live Through This (MTV Series--Telescene Film Group, 13 episodes)

  • Thanks of a Grateful Nation (The Wall) (Showtime)

 

Soundtracks & CDs

 

Soundtracks

  • At Any Cost (Reprise-VH1 Film)

Barenaked Ladies, Eagle Eye Cherry

  • Gods and Monsters (RCA Victor-Lions Gate)

Score by Carter Burwell

  • It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues (MCA-Original Broadway Cast)

Ron Taylor, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal

  • Jailbait! (MCA-MTV Film)

blink-182, Smash Mouth, Creed, Bush

  • Mr. Music (Sonic Images-Showtime Film)

Graham Nash, Pat Benatar

  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Geffen-ABC)

Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, Sugar Ray

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll (MCA-CBS)

blink-182, Chanté Moore, B.B. King

  • Spyder Games (Atlantic-MTV Series)

POE, Bif Naked, Debelah Morgan

  • Total Force (UE3 Records)

  • Heart of Dixie (Vining Records)

Dixie Carter​

  • The Music Never Ends (Norton Wright Productions)

​Susan Watson

 

Albums/CDs

  • Voices That Care (Produced by David Foster)

  • Better Shred Than Dead (Dick Dale)

  • The Tiger's Loose (Dick Dale)

  • Dream Boy (Rebecca James)

  • You Ain't Too Tough (Gael MacGregor)

  • One Voice (Gael MacGregor)

  • What Is Christmas? (Gael MacGregor)


 

"I want to write and feel the drama. Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings."

– Howard Shore

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