Marshall Smith

Composer

Marshall Smith was nominated for a Silver Scroll songwriting award in 2004, while he was part of band The New Freedom. Around the same time, he and musician Tom Fox set up Auckland music and sound company The Sound Room, and began composing soundtracks for clients in Aotearoa and overseas. Their work includes documentaries (Hip Hop-eration, NHNZ's Big Pacific), short films, and many commercials (including ads for Coca Cola and Porsche). Smith also co-founded the Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand, presented Lotto draws for three years, and has recorded under the name Marshmellow.  

I like the sense of fulfilment, freedom, variety, the people and the travel. Oh, I also get to work from home in my pyjamas... Marshall Smith on what he most enjoys about running a music composition company, The NZ Herald, 27 July 2012