Dominic has won an amazing 11 EMMYS for his composing for various shows and has received a total of 30 career EMMY nominations, as well as 10 BMI Awards for music for television.
At present, Messinger is writing for three ABC daytime dramas including: “GENERAL HOSPITAL,” “ALL MY CHILDREN,” and “ONE LIFE TO LIVE.” In addition, he writes for CBS’ “AS THE WORLD TURNS,” AND NBC’s “FIRST TIME ON TV.”
There is virtually no network for which Messinger has not written music – Telemundo, MTV, USA, PAX, the alphabet networks, FOX and PARAMOUNT.
“Heat on the Street” from the
Chillhouse 2002 CD
Messinger has also segued into new media projects by writing music for several DVD projects including: “Homicide: The Movie (TriMark/NBC), ” “Amores Perros” (2001 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film), “American Tragedy/O.J. Simpson Documdrama” (Fox/TriMark), and “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit 2002.” He’s also written music for sevaral interactive games and children’s videos.
Together with songwriting partner Cliff Downs, Messinger won an EMMY for BEST ORIGINAL SONG in 2001, and the team has received 3 previous nominations for BEST ORIGINAL SONG.
Dominic and Cliff began their songwriting partnership writing for NBC’s “SANTA BARBARA.” The collaboration has contributed music for shows at NBC, as well as Aaron Spellings “SUNSET BEACH,” ABC’S “ONE LIFE TO LIVE” and “ALL MY CHILDREN,” as well as the mega hit show “GENERAL HOSPITAL,” for which both Messinger and Downs continue to write music. The duo also wrote music for MTV’s “SPYDER GAMES.”