Musician in New York
He devotes a large portion of his time to promoting the local music scene and encouraging youth to seek professions in the performing and literary arts. He currently serves on both the ASCAP Board of Review and the ASCAP Concert Committee.
Robert Thompson has created a number of theatrical experiences through Schirmer Theatrical, including "REVOLUTION: THE BEATLES' MUSIC," "WOMEN ROCK," "GHOSTBUSTERS" (for Sony Pictures), "THE RED VIOLIN" (for Lionsgate), and "AQUAMAN" (Warner).
Thompson executive produced Stanley Clarke's "Halston," Marco Beltrami's "Free Solo" (for Nat Geo), Oscar-winner Rachel Portman's "Ask the River," and Brian Byrne's "Goldenhair" through NODE Records (featuring Julian Lennon and Glenn Close).
Philanthropy and Volunteering
Robert Thompson is devoted to exposing children to music. He has a personal connection to the delights of music creation and feels that all youngsters should be able to express themselves creatively. He has spent the last eight years assisting significant causes through his company. He has worked with a variety of NGOs, including Harmony Foundation, New Music USA, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, and Penny Lane Charitable Trust.