Mr. Hnatiuk started his career at birth as the son of 2 successful professional musicians / business owners (Scotch Plains Music Center) based out of Scotch Plains, NJ. In 1996 he landed a music supervisor position with ABC / Disney where his team was awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, "All My Children".
In 1998 David built the first music department of the #1 rated Fox News Channel. It was here that he placed & produced music / sound-design across the network (for shows like The O'Reilly Factor, The Fox Report, and all the rest...literally). Dave regularly does music consultation for NBC Football Night in America as well. With MTV On-Air Promotions in NYC as a major client for Sound Design & Music Supervision, Mr. Hnatiuk has humbly lent his musical talents for nearly 2 decades to leading cable and network television companies ABC, Fox, NBC, MTV, and more. During his time with MTV, he's won Promax, Beacon, Mark and a Pop Awards for his extensive and impressive work.
Mostly recently in 2010 and 2011, Dave music supervised the launch campaigns of MTV's Jersey Shore, the highly anticipated SKINS series, and 2 consecutive seasons of America's Best Dance Crew. Currently, Dave is co-producing a Mustard Pimp club remix of Largo Al Factotum for the launch of Jersey Shore Season 4.
On the voiceover side of the biz, Dave can be commonly heard on network and cable tv advertising campaigns including The 2011 MTVU Woody Awards, Verizon Wireless, Doritos, FXDD, MTV's Real World, P-Diddy's Making His Band and many more....
In the world of cinema, last year Dave wrapped up music supervision on the feature concert film "Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This!" for director Christian Charles and The Weinstein Company. Also this millennium, Dave music supervised the 2005 Merchant Ivory / Sony Pictures Feature Film "Heights" starring Glenn Close, James Marsden, & Elizabeth Banks. He also music sup'd the New Line Cinema comedy "Full of It" by director Christian Charles in 2007. In 2003, Dave music-sup'd Evan Oppenheimer's feature "Justice" which competed that year in the Tribeca Film Festival and won at the 2003 Marco Island Film Festival. Mr. Hnatiuk also music sup'd Vincent Rubino's comedy feature "The Break-Up Artist" which won Best Feature at the IFC Hampton's Film Fest and more. Dave is currently music supervising the feature "Happy and Bleeding" for Mousroar Media starring Matthew Settle and Katia Winter.
In 2001 and 2002, Dave co-produced and co-composed full-length production music albums for 5 Alarm Music (Title: Investigator) and Who Did That Music (Title: Ignite 4). Songs from these albums can be heard globally today on a variety of reputable cable and network television programs.
In early 2002, David developed and established the first ever curriculum for Music Supervision in the USA at NYU, and the course is still active today at NYU's CADA program. David also delivers regular seminars and panels on Music Supervision for ASCAP, BMI, CMJ, Music Supervision Central and more.
In 2003, David was awarded a publishing deal with Schirmer Trade Books / Music Sales Corp. to write the first definitive textbook on the field music supervision with his partners Dave Weiss & Ramsay Adams. The book "Music Supervision" hit the shelves nationwide in Fall 2005. The companion website is www.musicsupervisioncentral.com. Northeastern University made the book mandatory text for their newly established music supervision curriculum in 2009, and Berklee School of Music has also picked it up to support their new groundbreaking online course curriculum.
In 2010, Dave co-launched "The Song Hunters" with partner David Weiss (www.thesonghunters.com). SonicScoop.com hosts a weekly blog written by Dave called "Music Seen."
Some of Dave's other clients include ABC Sports, Stars Network, Zi