Derek A. McKinney...


...is a native of Oakland, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1994 and went on to work for Motown and MCA Records for several years where he worked on albums for Boys II Men, Johnny Gill, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, K-Ci & JoJo, New Edition and The Roots, to name a few. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has toured the world and written and produced in almost every genre of music. Over the last decade he has composed film scores for a host of independent features and shorts, and worked as an arranger for the world-renowned bassist and composer Stanley Clarke (Boyz N The Hood, The Transporter, Romeo Must Die).  His vast experience in so many genres of music lends to a wide range of textures and moods ideal for film. His latest credits include writing original music for the NatGeoTV special "Inside America's Money Vault", "Bridging The Gap: The State of Black Relationships", and the Equity Entertainment documentary "Tupac Shakur: Tha Early Years".

Recent music placements include the TV series Pawn Stars (History), Mob Wives (VH1) & Closer To Truth (PBS).

Filmography (partial)


 A World Of Hope (2002)

A World Of Hope (2002)

 Release (2003)

Release (2003)

 Finish Line (2003)

Finish Line (2003)

 Kit Kraft Commercial (2011)

Kit Kraft Commercial (2011)

 Donut Run (2005)

Donut Run (2005)

 
  Inside America's Money Vault  (2012)

Inside America's Money Vault (2012)

 This Solace Eternal (2007)

This Solace Eternal (2007)

 Everyday Child (2004)

Everyday Child (2004)

 Bridging The Gap: The State of Black Relationships (2011)

Bridging The Gap: The State of Black Relationships (2011)

  Love & Sex in L.A.  (2010)

Love & Sex in L.A. (2010)

 Closer To Truth (2014)

Closer To Truth (2014)

 Ouimet Golf Scholarship PSA (2013)

Ouimet Golf Scholarship PSA (2013)

 Mob Wives (2014)

Mob Wives (2014)

 Tupac Shakur: Tha Early Years (2013)

Tupac Shakur: Tha Early Years (2013)

 Pawn Stars (2013)

Pawn Stars (2013)

 

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