Mary Shaw writes and produces custom soundtracks for film, TV and games. She specializes in writing music for acoustic guitar, vocals, and orchestral mockups.

An award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer based in Norwalk, CT, Mary's influences include Sting, Jackson Browne, Thomas Newman, Bonnie Raitt, and Carole King.

Besides releasing original music on Spotify and other streaming services, Mary's music and sound design can be heard on commercial projects for clients including GLAD, ASPCA, Havas Worldwide, Fidelity Investments and DDB.

Mary is also an author at Pond5 and Audiojungle.


Mary started out as an independent singer-songwriter back in the 80's. After hitting the road in 1987, she sold a few thousand albums, performed solo shows at hundreds of college campuses, and won a few songwriting contests, including The American Lung Association Clean Air Songwriting Competition judged by Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. She was also a semi-finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition.

Mary retired from touring after seven years on the road to start a family, followed by a 25-year career in corporate web design. In 2020 she resumed writing and recording music from her home studio, and has served over 300 clients from 30 countries and counting.