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Jim Klein
Jim Klein

Associate Professor and Program Director, Music Industry



URBN Center, 260E

Jim Klein has had a variety of roles in his 30-year career in the music industry. As Chief Engineer of Platinum Island recording studios in Manhattan, he recorded hundreds of projects including dozens of albums, jingles, and film/television scores.

He has produced dozens of projects, the most notable being Pajama Party (Atlantic). He produced, engineered, and performed on the dance trio's two albums yielding three chart singles and selling nearly a million records.

As a songwriter, Jim has had over two dozen major label songwriting cuts, with several reaching the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.

He has written hundreds of commercial jingles and underscores for clients like Coke, ATT, MCI, Bennigan's, Midas, Pillsbury, Bacardi, Canon, Glad, Canon, Secret, Bounty, and many others, and has scored numerous film and television projects from ABC’s “All My Children” to Nickelodeon’s “Pete & Pete” to “Operation Junkyard” for the Discovery Channel.


Winner of daytime Emmy Awards in 2003 and 2005 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

Daytime Emmy nominations in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

Two Daytime Emmy nominations in 2008 for Best Original Song


BA, Oberlin College
“Welcome to the Jungle: A Success Manual for Music and Audio Freelancers,” Hal Leonard Books, 2012

Composer for All My Children (ABC) 2001-2011.

Production, engineering and songwriting credits:

Pajama Party (Atlantic),Rick Derringer, Bernard Edwards, Mantronix, Stetsasonic MCs, Miramax Films, Epic, CBS, Island, Warner Brothers, Atco, Orion Pictures, Billy Squier (Capitol/EMI), Brenda K. Starr (MCA), Sweet Sensation (Atco), Alisha (MCA), Nona Hendryx, Natasha's Brother (Atlantic), Matt Duke (MAD Dragon), Andrew Lipke (MAD Dragon).