Bradford graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in Music in 2006. He interned in the music department at Saturday Night Live, where he assisted in the creation of sketch comedy music and with the house and guest bands. Bradford worked at NBC in the Page Program for a year, and presently spends his weekdays working in Multiplatform Programming at Logo (MTV Networks).
Bradford also composes and writes lyrics and book for musical theater. He wrote the lyrics and book (along with Alaina Kunin) and the music for BUNKED!: A New Musical, which won "Best Overall Production of a Musical" at the 2010 International New York Fringe Festival. His songs have been performed at the Duplex, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Dixon Place, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York.