Qualifications and Professional Memberships:


Master of Music Studies – Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium of Music


Research and Teaching Specialties:


Music Production
Innovation and Commercialisation
Higher Education




Art Phillips is a multi-award winning composer, including two Emmy Awards plus gold & platinum RIAA record awards. He has scored over 1,500 hours of original music for broadcast television series, films and documentaries. Phillips is also the owner, director and executive producer of 101 Music Pty Ltd®. His scoring credits include the original music to Missing Persons Unit, Outback House, Neighbours, Made in China, The Flying Vet, Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji, Catalyst, Santa Barbara, Ironman Australia doco series, Dead Tired, The Secret Lives of Sleepwalkers, Reprisal, Signal One, Bullet Down Under, Sher Mountain Mystery and Fatal Bond.

Beginning his music career in the mid-70s as guitarist in Los Angeles, Art made a name for himself as one of LA’s top recording session guitarists, working and performing with the likes of Barry Manilow, Minnie Riperton, Burl Ives, The Carpenters television specials (NBC), The Love Boat (score recordings and on-camera appearances), Dory Previn, Demis Roussos, The Lettermen, Burl Ives, Ron Seggi, and a long list of television series and feature film soundtracks.

Art was musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator on live concert tours for Demis Roussos, Dory Previn and John Rowles. He toured as guitarist for Barry Manilow for over 3 years. Art produced recordings for Demis Roussos, Barry Manilow, Sally Kellerman (hot lips from MASH, the movie) and John Rowles, achieving a Gold Record Award for his production work on John’s renowned album ‘Another Chapter’ (EMI Records).

Art’s early composition credits include writing incidental music for the US television series The Love Boat, penning the top 10 R&B single Here We Go for recording artist Minnie Riperton, and the Motown Records release Now That I Have You for recording artist Teena Marie from the album Lady T. Both Here We Go and Now That I Have You have been re-recorded and sampled by a multitude of Rap and R&B recording artists including The Roots, A~Z, and others, and continue to achieve chart positions and record sales.

Phillips is the music composer of over 64 successful production music albums for companies such as FirstCom Music, Sonoton, 5Alarm Music, Universal Production Music, Bruton, Chappell Recorded Music Library, One Music, Groover’s Music Library, Access Music, and EVO. He is also the composer of 30 album releases for his own production music label 101 Music Pty Ltd®, now with over 53 album releases in the 101 Music catalogue.

His production music has been used in television shows throughout the world including Hollywood Medium, Twisted Sister, America’s Most Wanted, Cold Case Files, Current Affair (US), Lost JFK Tapes The Assassination, National Geographic, Celebrity Profile, NYPD Blue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Survivor, 60 Minutes, Dancing With The Stars, The Dog Whisperer, E-True Hollywood Story, The Ricki Lake Show, Good Morning America, Amazing Medical Stories, Harry’s Practice, The Great Outdoors, Dateline, Extra-The Entertainment Magazine Show, E-News Daily, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, NFL Redzone Replay, Celebrity Page, Weather Caught On Camera, Secrets of the Earth, Fugitive Task Force, The USA Today Show, and many more.


Published Works:


UBSS Publications Series

Issue 1 - Transitioning to Online Learning During COVID-19

Article 1 - Never Lose the Moment

Author : Art Philips