Oliver Schmellenkamp

Media Music: Film Scoring and Music Production (Jazz & Popular Music)


  • Studied Jazz e-bass with Andreas Lonardoni, Werner Neumann, Tom van der Geld, Eddy Marron, Frank Haunschild, Manfred Schoof, Joachim Ulrich and Bill Dobbins at the Music School Cologne: Graduated in 2001 

Work Experience

  • Producer from 2001 to 2011 at Radio NRW (more than 3000 productions), focusing on composition and sound design
  • Has designed jingles for comedy series (Atze Schröder, Der kleine Nils), competitions (Ford, Alltours, Nissan, LBS), brandings, seasonals and trailers
  • Composer and sound designer for film, promotions, TC and computer games.
  • Overseeing of productions for Pepsi, Substral, Bayer AG, Air Berlin, ZDF, American Cowboys/Fox and many others
  • Winner of International Pitches (Signation/Sender Logo for the US Channel 101 Network)
  • Overseeing Unplugged Recordings of international artists including: Dido, Tunde, Natural, Max, Masha, Melissa Etheridge, Wir sind Helden, Roland Gift, Espen Lind, Alcazar, Pohlmann, Mark Terenzi, Clueso, Max Mutzke, Lena, Heinz Rudolf Kunze and Razorlight
  • Bassist with Henrik Freischlader, Brenda Boykin, Roy Herrington, Albie Donnelly's - Super Charge, Silvia Droste und Tierra Negra &shy, with tours in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and various TV and radio recordings (SAT 1 Frühstücksfernsehen, WDR Nachtkonzert, WDR Resonanzen, WDR Lokalzeit), as well as numerous publications and releases

Teaching & Research

  • JAM MUSIC LAB since 2013
  • Lecturer for composition, e-bass and music theory at the German Pop Academy in Vienna, since 2013