“5 out of 5 stars… superb material performed well.” – Maverick magazine

“…Forbis has some definite songwriting chops.” – San Diego Troubadour

“Forbis has a badass attitude and the guitar chops to back it up, but he also knows how to slow down and engage in authentic self-expression.”  –  Ben Vaughn, producer, television music composer (That 70’s Show, Third Rock from the Sun)

About Me
I am a San Diego based music composer. My music has been featured on Showtime’s “Weeds” and in independent films, youtube videos, presentations and more. This page has information about my…

Royalty-Free Music
I offer royalty-free*  instrumental music for use in videos, presentations, video games, web animations etc. These songs feature a variety of moods and styles, from mysterious to romantic, haunting to happy, classical to rock.

* Wikipedia defines “royalty-free” as follows: Royalty-free, or RF, refers to the right to use copyright material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.

Much of my music is available for licensing  by visiting my Pond5 page. I have a smaller collection available at I also have a large portfolio of licensable material at Soundcloud. For help with any of these, give me an email at


Composed for Visual Storytelling
This material is written specifically to be used as background music for visual content.  Examples of media that can be augmented with music are films (fiction and non-fiction), video games, web advertisements, corporate presentations, home videos, youtube videos and more.

I am available to customize this material upon request (for an additional cost.)

Custom Music
Custom Songs
I also do custom composition work, be it instrumentals or pop music.

Stems, Solos and Whatnot
If you’re arranging your own music tracks and would like a stem of a rhythm guitar part or guitar solo, I’m your man. I can also create music sequences (e.g. electronic bass lines, vamps, synth drones and chord parts). For examples, see any of songs listed in the Music Samples section below.

Contact Me!
If you’d like more information, please contact me at

Music Samples
The following soundcloud collection has a sample of my music.

Here’s a short video I scored.

Here’s a book trailer using my music