James C. Hoffman is a media music composer and songwriter in Los Angeles. He creates music and sound effects for short films and other media, as well as writing, arranging, recording and mixing for bands and songwriters. James has a passion for video games, a love for film, and a fervid addiction to coffee-- he is perpetually scheming about how to combine all three.


James' formal training started at 6 when he began learning violin, and continued by adding French horn in middle school. Desiring to join a local rock band, he received his first guitar for his 16th birthday. What began as a rock counterpoint to his classical training quickly turned into an outlet for writing and creativity, and a passion for recording born from the desire to share his creations.

Furthering his education, James received a BM in Music Theory and Composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a MM in Music Composition from Cal State Northridge.

Since then, James has had the privilege of working on many amazing projects. He is especially proud of his work with Sideshow Collectibles, composing custom orchestral pieces for them, including their partnership announcement with DC Comics. James has also had the privilege of working on short films such as Hacked and Into the Valley of Weeping, as well as arranging and recording with bands and songwriters like Godspeed and Pamela Von Stover.

James currently lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and son, pursuing his passion daily.


Like a great sentence informs a person's thinking, a great piece of music informs one's feelings, whether in the context of a song or a symphony or a film score. It moves you, it infects you, and it stays with you. Music is a conduit that can take a simple message and make it profound; an ordinary moment and make it memorable. A great piece of music is one that is always appropriate for it's context, enhancing a message or a scene, but never overshadowing it. Music is the unfiltered assertion of emotion; the expression of the inexpressible.