He has worked with prominent artists including Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def among others He has also done substantial work for Atlantic Records, Sony Records, and Universal Records. Darryl"s fascination with music production began at age 9 upon reading the book Modern Recording Techniques.
He played lead guitar in the garage band "The Laboratory Rats" and mixed live sound for many Cleveland area bands throughout his teenage years.
After graduating from Shaker Heights High School in 1983, Swann acquired his Liberal Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. In 1984, Darryl and his new rock band "Haven" relocated to Los Angeles and played with Poison and Warrant at The Troubadour.
As a Producer = Senova Media Swann, who is a longtime contributor to American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is a writer, record producer, and developer of emerging artists under his own production company Senova Media. As both a composer and songwriter, Swann and Senova Media have many film and television credits.
As a result of Swann"s understanding of both orchestral composition and contemporary music styles, in 2007, Swann was commissioned to compose and produce the orchestral tributes to The Used and Cradle of Filth, titled Strung Out on The Used: The String Quartet Tribute and Scorched Earth Orchestra Plays Cradle of Filth: The Orchestra Tribute, which were both released on Vitamin Records.
Swann also produced a Prince tribute album which was recorded with children"s toy musical instruments which Vitamin never released. = Producing Macy Gray As an Educator Swann teaches a music production curriculum through several notable schools, among them are Musicians Institute, The Art Institute of California - Hollywood and University of California, Los Los Angeles His music has been on television shows including Music Television"s True Life program, National Broadcasting Company"s Las Vegas, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network"s Extreme 16 & Core Culture, and in commercials for Pepsi / Mountain Dew, Honda, So You Think You Can Dance, Motorola"s Razor phone and the Apple iPhone.