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  • Steve Horner - One Small Step
    by Christopher Coleman on January 15, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Los Angeles-based, Multi award winning Composer Steve Horner writes and produces exceptional music in a diverse array of forms and genres. His music has been heard in Film Trailers for Paramount, Lionsgate, Relativity Media and Netflix. Steve has also created custom music and sound design for: […]

  • Winifred Phillips - Scraper: First Strike
    by Christopher Coleman on January 8, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Award-winning composer Winifred Phillips has more than 13 years of experience in the game industry and a long list of video game credits that include titles from five of the biggest franchises in gaming: Assassin’s Creed, LittleBigPlanet, Total War, God of War, and The Sims. In addition, she […]

  • Ian Honeyman - An Interview with God
    by Christopher Coleman on January 1, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Ian Honeyman is a prolific film composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays a wide variety of instruments including violin, guitar, piano, unusual instruments from around the world and some which he built himself, which contribute to his unique sound. Formally trained in […]

  • Nitin Sawhney - Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
    by Christopher Coleman on December 25, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Nitin Sawhney is one the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today. In 2017 he received the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award. His diverse expertise has […]

  • Daniel Pemberton - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
    by Christopher Coleman on December 18, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer who has credits include: Danny Boyle's (Steve Jobs), Ridley Scott's (All The Money In The World, The Counsellor), Aaron Sorkin's (Molly’s Game), Darren Aronofsky's (One Strange Rock), Ocean’s 8, Guy […]

  • Rolfe Kent - Stan & Ollie
    by Christopher Coleman on December 11, 2018 at 3:41 am

    British film composer Rolfe Kent, who has scored more than 50 films, including: Up in the Air, Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, Wedding Crashers, and Thank You for Smoking. Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for the Showtime […]

  • Ethan Gold - The Song of Sway Lake
    by Christopher Coleman on December 4, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Ethan Gold is an art rock performer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He performs under his name, as well as under his synth pop moniker Vyprz. While moonlighting as bass player and resident musician in his brother Ari’s celebrity-driven folk party band the Honey […]

  • Henri-Pierre Pellegrin (aka H-Pi) - Brave Frontier: The Last Summoner
    by Christopher Coleman on November 27, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Henri-Pierre Pellegrin, aka H-Pi or HPi, is a french composer/producer and sound designer, best known for his work in video games (STYX 1 & 2, Trackmania). He as worked in-house composer with Gameloft and also the Game Audio Factory. A fragment of his work is used in the movie ELLE by […]

  • Nathan Barr - The House with a Clock in Its Walls
    by Christopher Coleman on November 20, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Nathan Barr, who began his career with Hans Zimmer, has composed music for more than 30 feature films in addition to his television experience. Has scored all seven seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning series, TRUE BLOOD. He has worked with Alan Ball, gore-horror master Eli Roth, and many other […]

  • Anne Chmelewsky - Where Hands Touch
    by Christopher Coleman on November 13, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Anne Chmelewsky is a composer and writer for screen and stage.  She has writing music for Mark Weeden's feature film Only People (2018), Sofian Khan's Do We Belong (The Atlantic Selects 2018) and An Act of Worship, (Field of Vision 2017), as well as the Emmy & Golden Globes nominated Derek […]

  • Toby Chu - Bao (Pixar Short)
    by Christopher Coleman on November 6, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Toby Chu is a Chinese American film composer and over the last 20 years, he has composed music for over 50 films and television programs. His works include “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania” He is also scoring NBC’s “The […]

  • Daniel Hart - A Ghost Story
    by Christopher Coleman on October 30, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Daniel Hart is a performer and composer from Dallas, Texas, who has toured and recorded with bands like St. Vincent, The Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, and countless others.In recent years, Hart has been composing music for film and TV. His feature film debut, Ain’t Them […]

  • Michael Yezerski - Blindspotting
    by Christopher Coleman on October 23, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Michael Yezerski is a four-time Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) nominated composer. He has worked on numerous Australian television productions such as: MR IN-BETWEEN, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, WANTED, and WOLF CREEK. He has also scored feature films such […]

  • Dominic Lewis - The Man in the High Castle (Season 3)
    by Christopher Coleman on October 16, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Dominic Lewis, composer on: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Disney XD’s upcoming “Duck Tales," and on the first two seasons of Amazon’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE returns to score season 3 of the popular streaming series.  The Man in the High Castle is based on Philip […]

  • Dominic Lewis - The Man in the High Castle [Season 1 and 2]
    by Christopher Coleman on October 9, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Dominic Lewis is a British-born composer and has written original scores for Peter Rabbit, Rough Night and Money Monster. He is slated to score Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and Disney XD’s revitalized “Duck Tales.” He has also contributed music to high-profile […]

  • C Andrew Rohrmann (SCNTFC) - Old Man's Journey
    by Christopher Coleman on October 2, 2018 at 1:20 am

    C Andrew Rohrmann (aka SCNTFC) is a composer and sound designer based in Seattle, Washington. Starting his career writing music for advertising, he shortly moved into other forms of media; from television to film, and from film to video games. His work for TV and film include: "Wildlife […]

  • Darren Fung - Equus - Story of the Horse
    by Christopher Coleman on September 25, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Darren Fung is one of Canada’s most successful film and TV composers. His diverse credits include a recreation of Canada's beloved Hockey Theme for CTV and TSN and the theme music for CTV’s flagship morning news show Canada AM. He scored the The Great Human Odyssey, a […]

  • Jason Graves - Moss
    by Christopher Coleman on September 18, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Jason Graves is renowned for his textural concept scores and innovative orchestration in cinematic narrative games such as Tomb Raider, The Order: 1886, Dead Space, and Lone Echo, for which he made his first appearance on The Annotator (Episode 13). One of Graves' most recent projects has been […]

  • Neal Acree and Michael Tuller - Animal World
    by Christopher Coleman on September 11, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Neal Acree is a BAFTA nominated film, television and video game composer whose work includes the massively popular game franchises World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft, Diablo, Revelation Online, and television shows like Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Michael Tuller is a […]

  • Tom Hodge & Franz Kirmann - Main Titles from McMafia
    by Christopher Coleman on September 4, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann have had a long standing collaborative relationship. As Piano Interrupted, they have released three albums, Landscapes of the Unfinished, Two by Four and The Unified Field on experimental German label, Denovali Records. More recently, together Tom and Franz […]

  • Adam Lastiwka - Travelers
    by Christopher Coleman on August 21, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Adam Lastiwka is a Canadian-born film and television composer who has scored over five hundred episodes of popular shows airing on networks such as The History Channel, Discovery, Food Network, Syfy and NatGeo. He is best known for his work on the globally-renowned Netflix series […]

  • Steve Burke - Xbox 360 Dashboard Avatars
    by Christopher Coleman on August 14, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Steven Burke is a composer and sound designer who has worked on video game projects for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Rare Ltd. Some of his music credits include: Yooka-Laylee, How We Soar and Kameo: Elements of Power.  He also created some of the most recognizable game music, […]

  • Ian & Sofia Hultquist - Love & Bananas
    by Christopher Coleman on August 7, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Ian Hultquist is an American composer of original scores for films, documentaries and television shows. Sofia Hultquist, is an Italian composer and performer that writes and creates music for film, fashion and media. Together, the husband and wife team have collaborated on scores for […]

  • Jesse Harlin - Yoku's Island Express
    by Christopher Coleman on July 31, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Jesse Harlin has been a composer for video games for over 15 years. His music has been played by the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road’s Studio 1, but has also has his music blasted among crowds in New York’s Times Square. He is an interactive music designer building music […]

  • Disasterpeace - Hyper Light Drifter
    by Christopher Coleman on July 24, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Disasterpeace (aka Rich Vreeland) has over 50 albums to its credit. He has composed scores for video games such as: Puzzle Agent and Puzzle Agent 2, Fez, for film such as: It Follows and Under the Silver Lake and for television he has written music for Adventure Time and the soon to be […]

  • Andrew Lockington - Rampage
    by Christopher Coleman on July 17, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Canadian-born composer, Andrew Lockington has composed original scores for feature films such as: ‘SAN ANDREAS’, the Golden Globe nominated “FRANKIE AND ALICE” starring Halle Berry,“PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS”, “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH”, […]

  • Ronit Kirchman - The Sinner
    by Christopher Coleman on July 10, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage.  Her widely varied film scores include the feature films Zen and the Art of Dying, […]

  • Zach Robinson and Leo Birenberg - Cobra Kai
    by Christopher Coleman on July 3, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Zach co-composed and oversaw all music production for YouTube Red's first developed sitcom, Sing It!, created by YouTube superstars, Benny and Rafi fine. He again collaborated with the Fine Bros for 2017's feature film, F The Prom. He also wrote the theme song for USA Network's NFL Football […]

  • Daniel Ran - Beyond Skyrim: Bruma
    by Christopher Coleman on June 26, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Beyond Skyrim: Bruma is an unofficial Skyrim expansion that revisits established themes from the award-winning soundtrack by Jeremy Soule while also incorporating influences from the Far East.In the game mod, players can travel beyond the borders of Skyrim and explore Bruma, the northernmost county […]

  • Olivier Deriviere - Vampyr
    by Christopher Coleman on June 19, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Olivier Derivière is an award-winning composer who has scored music for animation, films and video games and is widely acclaimed for both his composition and innovative approaches to connecting music with the game experience. Some of his groundbreaking titles, Remember Me, Supernova, […]

  • Nima Fakhrara - Detroit: Become Human
    by Christopher Coleman on June 12, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Nima Fakhrara is a composer, ethnomusicologist and the founder of Zoo Creatives.  His film credits include “The Girl in the Photographs”, “Consumed,” “The Signal,” and “Gatchman” (Battle of the […]

  • Philip Sheppard - Detroit: Become Human
    by Christopher Coleman on June 5, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Philip Sheppard is a composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, professor at the Royal Academy of Music and a creative innovator who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, tech, sport and film.He has composed more than 60 film, gaming, television and theatrical scores including the Star […]

  • Jim Dooley - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
    by Christopher Coleman on May 29, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Jim Dooley is an Emmy Award-winning composer/songwriter with a diverse repertoire spanning the film, television, video gaming and live theatrical industries. Among his many compositions in Television, Dooley has written original music for ABC’s critically acclaimed series, “Pushing […]

  • Christopher Lennertz - Lost in Space (Netflix)
    by Christopher Coleman on May 22, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Christopher Lennertz is a composer and producer for film, television, records, and video Games. His vast portfolio includes television programs such as: Marvel’s Agent Carter, Galavant and Supernatural and among his many video game credits are titles within the Medal of Honor and […]

  • Mark Yaeger - Far Cry 5: Inside Eden's Gate
    by Christopher Coleman on May 15, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Composer Mark Yaeger has composed original music, written songs, played solo instruments, and produced the score on over 30 Hollywood and independent films. Additionally, he is a long-time composer collaborator with Klaus Badelt. Just a couple of those collaborative efforts include […]

  • Michael Kramer - Lego's Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
    by Christopher Coleman on May 8, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Michael Kramer is an Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, television, and video games.  His recent TV credits include the Cartoon Network series LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu, the original HULU series Complete Works, CBS Sports’ Ball Up, and Sons of […]

  • Gordy Haab - Star Wars: Battlefront 2
    by Christopher Coleman on May 1, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Gordy Haab is a multi award-winning film, video game and television composer who has written music for many well-known titles, including Microsoft’s “Halo Wars 2, and EA’s “Star Wars Battlefront I”, which won Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best […]

  • Kevin Riepl - Atropa
    by Christopher Coleman on April 25, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Kevin Riepl is an award-winning composer writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging orchestral, hybrid and atmospheric scores have enhanced films such as BATMAN: UNLIMITED and CABIN FEVER (2016 reboot). Additionally, he’s scored film festival winners and genre cult films […]

  • Panu Aaltio - 95
    by Christopher Coleman on April 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Panu Aaltio is a composer based in Helsinki and Los Angeles. He has composed music to over 20 feature films, multiple TV series and video games, as well as a full-length ballet for the Finnish National Opera.For his first solo feature work, The Home of Dark Butterflies, Panu Aaltio received a Jussi […]

  • Kris Maddigan - Cuphead
    by Christopher Coleman on March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Kris Maddigan - CupheadKristofer Maddigan is a percussionist, drummer and composer based in Toronto, Canada. A member of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra since 2010, Kris also performs regularly with a wide range of groups including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Toronto Concert […]

  • Dominik Scherrer - Requiem
    by Christopher Coleman on March 14, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Dominik Scherrer - RequiemDominik Scherrer is a British-Swiss composer, mostly known for his award-winning music for Ripper Street, Marple & BBC's The Missing.  Dominik’s credits further include Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Bonneville, and Alice […]

  • Christopher Willis - The Death of Stalin
    by Christopher Coleman on February 21, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Christopher Willis is an Emmy-nominated, multi-talented composer working in the mediums of film, television, and games. Christopher is known for his work on HBO's hit comedy series, Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He currently scores The Lion Guard and the multiple Emmy Award-winning […]

  • Carlos Rafael Rivera - Godless
    by Christopher Coleman on February 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Carlos Rafael Rivera is a commissioned and award winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry, including his original score for Universal Pictures' A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, starring Liam Neeson. A protégé of Randy Newman, Rivera is also a […]

  • Waveshaper and Robert Parker - Videoman
    by Christopher Coleman on January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Waveshaper is a Swedish, electronic music artist inspired by the soundtrack scene of the 80s early 90s. He emerged back in 2013 and has become one of the most well known artists in the Synthwave scene. In 2016 he released the album “Station Nova” on NRW Records and contributed with […]

  • Stephen Baysted - Project Cars 2
    by Christopher Coleman on January 9, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Composer Stephen Baysted Award-winning British Film, TV and Video Game is well known for his versatility and for his emotionally charged and expressively powerful music.  His recent scores for film include I, Claude Monet, Renoir: Revered and Reviled, and The Impressionists. For video games, […]

  • Daniel Pemberton - "Assassins Breathe" (Bonus Track)
    by Christopher Coleman on December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

    In this first-ever, Annotator Bonus Track episode, DANIEL PEMBERTON returns to deliver some insight into one of the most memorable pieces from the score, ASSASSINS’ BREATHE (KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD). He talks about his weirdest moment in his composing career and director Guy […]

  • Wilbert Roget, II - Call of Duty: World War II
    by Christopher Coleman on November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Wilbert Roget, II is an award-winning composer in the video game industry. He joined LucasArts as a staff composer in 2008, where he scored several games in the Star Wars universe, including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: First Assault. Later as a freelance composer, he scored video […]

  • Jason Graves - Lone Echo
    by Christopher Coleman on November 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Jason’s diverse musical background as a composer, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist allow him to expertly compose in many different genres of music. As a result, his game credits alone include more than one hundred titles, ranging from electronic and rock to full […]

  • Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen - Forza Motorsport 7
    by Christopher Coleman on October 31, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen - Forza Motorsport 7Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen are composers and producers of music for film, television, video games, and motion picture advertising. They have collaborated on projects for over 10 years and, between them, they have scored successful game […]

  • Grant Kirkhope - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    by Christopher Coleman on October 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Grant Kirkhope - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleGrant Kirkhope is a BAFTA nominated composer who has created the soundtracks to video games that have sold in excess of 30 million copies including "Ghostbusters”, “GoldenEye 007," “Banjo-Kazooie”, “Perfect Dark.” […]

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