David Newman

American composer, film score composer, conductor

David Louis Newman (born March 11, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and conductor. He is known for his movie scores. In his career more than thirty years, he has composed music for nearly 100 feature movies.

David Newman
Birth nameDavid Louis Newman
Born (1954-03-11) March 11, 1954 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, orchestrator, conductor
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, keyboards
Years active1976–present


He received an Academy Award nomination for writing the score to the 1997 movie Anastasia.


He was an cousin of Randy Newman.