Derek Mount

Session Guitarist/Songwriter

Derek Mount on SoundBetter

I am a seasoned songwriter (eight Billboard #1 songs & fifteen top-10 songs), composer (Disney, Google), international artist/performer (Family Force 5, Crowder) & studio musician (Florida Georgia Line, Skillet) with +16 years of professional experience. I look forward to collaborating, and hope to bring joy and creativity to your project!


I am obsessed with the guitar, and love to play whatever role is best for the song. I have written and played on a wide variety of art, including releases in pop, rock, indie, funk, hip-hop, orchestral music, electronic music, and more.

I spent 12 years as the guitarist for the electro-dance-infused rock band Family Force 5. We performed thousands of shows worldwide (Sonisphere, Bamboozle, Warped Tour, AP Tour, etc.). FF5 has sold several hundred thousand albums, charted +40 million collective YouTube views, & garnered considerable press (Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, Pollstar, AP Magazine's Live Band of the Year, Yahoo's "Who's Next," etc.).

I'm currently creating music for my new projects Brique a Braq (ambient), Club Danger (alternative), Vyceroy (pop), and more. My songs have been used in feature films (NBCUniversal, Lionsgate), commercials (Nokia, Target), television programs (CMT, MTV), retail stores (Journey's, Forever XXI), sporting events (ESPN, CBS, etc.), video games (Tony Hawk, Rock Band), etc.

I have served as a live featured guest or fill-in for 3Oh!3, Crowder, Toby Mac, Blanca, Love and the Outcome, Ultraviolet Sound, Fireflight, and many more. In the studio, I have made live tracks and played guitar for Florida Georgia Line, Canaan Smith, Skillet, Audio Adrenaline, Stephen Christian, Hannah Kerr, etc.

Let's make something rad!

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"The Trouble" by Club Danger

I was the Artist, Guitarist, Songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

I'll provide what you need: rhythm, lead, pad/swell, diamonds, etc. Doubled, edited, and very-well organized and labeled. Reach out with deadline, inspiration, and special requests.

GenresSounds Like
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Explosions In The Sky
  • Maren Morris
Gear Highlights
  • Telecaster (Palir Titan)
  • Stratocaster (Palir Stinger)
  • Paul Reed Smith SC250
  • Paul Reed Smith Custom Soapbar
  • Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
  • Kemper
  • Taylor 612C acoustic guitar
  • etc.
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