Jim Roach is an Emmy award winning writer, producer, and owner of Santa Monica Recordings Based in Los Angeles, California.


After years of being on the road and in the studio as a multi-instrumentalist, Jim switched gears in 2004 to work exclusively in the recording studio. 

Jim writes and produces music for film, television, trailers and commercials as well as working with artists. From 2011 – 2015 he co-owned Kung Fu Culture Publishing with major motion picture music supervisor Dave Jordan. Dave and his company Format have supervised films like Guardians of The Galaxy, The Avengers, Iron Man I and II, The Bourne Identity, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Mr and Mrs. Smith, Swingers, and Pitch Perfect to name a few. Jim’s songs have been featured in many major motion pictures, trailers, commercials and television shows.

Jim is also an executive producer for Apple Music /  Beats1 Radio with Zane Lowe. He currently produces Joshua Homme's (Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal) show The Alligator Hour, St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, Ezra Koenig’s (Vampire Weekend) Time Crisis, and Haim’s show Haim Time.