Michael Lord is a songwriter, composer, producer and Indie recording artist. His 2004 release SWAY found an audience when his song Smile was chosen by the Apple iTunes Music Store as their Single of The Week. Other songs from SWAY including Bleed and Forgiven soon found their way into hit television shows such as ALIAS and What About Brian. He followed SWAY with a mini EP titled THE STRING SESSIONS reinterpreting the songs from SWAY acoustically with a string quartet. Michael wrote all string arrangements which were then performed by The Section Quartet.
Michael was hired by producer Desmond Child to arrange and record two songs for American Idol's Season 4 Showstoppers Album resulting in an RIAA Certified Gold Record.
Following the American Idol success he has turned his attention to music production producing tracks for artists Quincy Coleman, Courtney Jaye, Paulina Gretzky and Stella Wake Up as well as television shows including NBC's hit comedy "My Name Is Earl" and ABC's hit drama "Brothers and Sisters."
Additionally Michael regularly composes music for many shows airing on The History Channel and the Discovery Network.
Michael began his career as a member of the bands Tattoo Rodeo (Atlantic Records) and California (Island/Def Jam)