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Jeremy Soule

Jeremy Soule (b. December 19, 1975) is an award-winning American composer from Keokuk, Iowa and a prolific composer of o...

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{"key":"3922","name":"Jeremy Soule","bio":"Jeremy Soule (b. December 19, 1975) is an award-winning American composer from Keokuk, Iowa and a prolific composer of orchestral videogame scores. Soule's soundtracks are often critically acclaimed as being among the best in the computer and video games industry and as rivaling the quality of many orchestral film soundtracks. A large percentage of Soule's music is done electronically and emulates real orchestral music so well that it is frequently indistinguishable from the real thing. He often collaborates with his brother, Julian Soule, with whom he also founded DirectSong; a company that sells DRM-free downloads of several classical composers, including Jeremy's own compositions. Soule has been working in the music industry since 1994 when he became an employee of Square. He then left to join Humongous Entertainment, where he composed for several children's games as well as Total Annihilation, his first award-winning score. He left to form his own music production company, Soule Media in 2000, now called Artistry Entertainment. Through this company Soule has created several award-winning soundtracks. In 2005 he founded DirectSong. Soule's works have been played in several live concerts such as the Symphonic Game Music Concert in Germany and the international Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series. He has produced and composed music for:* Armies of Exigo* Azurik: Rise of Perathia* Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance* Company of Heroes* Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts* Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor* Dungeon Siege* Dungeon Siege II* The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind* The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim* Final Four* Giants: Citizen Kabuto* Guild Wars* Guild Wars: Factions* Guild Wars: Nightfall* Guild Wars: Eye of the North* Guild Wars 2* Harry Potter and the Philosopher's\/Sorcerer's Stone* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets* Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* Icewind Dale* Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter* Impossible Creatures* IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey* Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events* Mass Effect 3* Neverwinter Nights* Prey* Secret of Evermore* SOCOM* Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic* Star Wars: Bounty Hunter* Supreme Commander* Total Annihilation: Kingdoms* Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency* Total Annihilation * Unreal II* Warhammer: Mark of Chaos* Warhammer40K: Dawn of WarJeremy Soule recently took legal action against KHInsider, a website dedicated to keeping rare soundtracks online. The owner of the site decided to remove the offending material in order to avoid being sued by Soule, who was not only trying to have his own music removed, but all the music on the site.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/3922_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Kai Rosenkranz

Kai Rosenkranz is working for Piranha Bytes since the time when he finished school. He is responsible for the soundtrack...

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{"key":"80529","name":"Kai Rosenkranz","bio":"Kai Rosenkranz is working for Piranha Bytes since the time when he finished school. He is responsible for the soundtracks to the computer games Gothic, that was released in 2001, Gothic II (2002) and Gothic 3 (2006). His favourite instrument is the piano. He loves playing the piano since his parents bought him a keyboard when he was 7 years old. His nickname is 'KaiRo', at first sight the German word for Cairo (Egypt's capital\u2026). But obviously 'Kai' is his first name and 'Ro' are the first two letters of his surname.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/80529_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom, and is b...

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{"key":"39635","name":"London Philharmonic Orchestra","bio":"The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom, and is based in the Royal Festival Hall. In addition, the LPO is the main resident orchestra of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The LPO also performs concerts at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne and the Brighton Dome.Alternatively, see The London Philharmonic Orchestra.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/39635_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Akira Senju

Akira Senju (千住明, Senju Akira, born 21 October 1960) is a multi-award winning Japanese composer. He majored in mus...

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{"key":"183266","name":"Akira Senju","bio":"Akira Senju (\u5343\u4f4f\u660e, Senju Akira, born 21 October 1960) is a multi-award winning Japanese composer. He majored in music composition in 1988 from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and proceeded to the Graduate School of the University receiving his master's degree, summa cum laude, in composition in 1990. He has written many scores for film, TV-series, anime and advertisements. He collaborates frequently with his sister, violinist, Mariko Senju. He also collaborated with the famous Japanese pop singer Akina Nakamori, orchestrating her Utahime and Enka cover albums.Official site: http:\/\/www.akirasenju.comFilmography:2009 Fullmetal Alchemist (\u92fc\u306e\u932c\u91d1\u8853\u5e2b)2009 Tales of Vesperia2007 Walking My Life (\u8c61\u306e\u80cc\u4e2d)2007 F\u016brin Kazan (\u98a8\u6797\u706b\u5c71)2007 Dead Girls 2006 Tears for You (\u6d99\u305d\u3046\u305d\u3046)2005 A Heartful of Love (\u3053\u306e\u80f8\u3044\u3063\u3071\u3044\u306e\u611b\u3092) 2005 Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love2004 Tetsujin 28 (\u9244\u4eba28\u53f7)2003 Winning Pass (\u30a6\u30a3\u30cb\u30f3\u30b0\u30fb\u30d1\u30b9)2003 The Man Who Wipes Mirrors (\u30df\u30e9\u30fc\u3092\u62ed\u304f\u7537)2003 Crach (\u30af\u30e9\u30c3\u30b7\u30e5)2002 Yomigaeri: Resurrection (\u9ec4\u6cc9\u304c\u3048\u308a)2002 17 Years Old (\u5341\u4e03\u6b73)2002 Mokka no Koibito (\u76ee\u4e0b\u306e\u604b\u4eba)2000 Senrigan (\u5343\u91cc\u773c)2000 Princess Arete (\u30a2\u30ea\u30fc\u30c6\u59eb)1998 Begging for Love (\u611b\u3092\u4e5e\u3046\u3072\u3068)1997 Time Leap (\u30bf\u30a4\u30e0\u30fb\u30ea\u30fc\u30d7)1996 Galaxy Express in My Mind (\u308f\u304c\u5fc3\u306e\u9280\u6cb3\u9244\u9053 \u5bae\u6ca2\u8ce2\u6cbb)1994 Homeless Child (\u5bb6\u306a\u304d\u5b50)1994 The Mystery of Rampo1993 High School Teacher (\u9ad8\u6821\u6559\u5e2b) 1992 Chibi Maruko-chan~My Favorite Songs (\u3055\u304f\u3089\u3082\u3082\u3053\u30ef\u30fc\u30eb\u30c9 \u3061\u3073\u307e\u308b\u5b50\u3061\u3083\u3093 \u308f\u305f\u3057\u306e\u597d\u304d\u306a\u6b4c)1992 T\u00f4h\u00f4kenbunroku (\u6771\u65b9\u898b\u805e\u9332)1991 Tsurumoku Bachelor Dormitory (\u30c4\u30eb\u30e2\u30af\u72ec\u8eab\u5bee)1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood (226)1988 Uma Avenida Chamada BrasilAlbums found in Last.fm:\u7802\u306e\u5668 \u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30af\u3088\u308a \u30d4\u30a2\u30ce\u3068\u7ba1\u5f26\u697d\u306e\u305f\u3081\u306e\u7d44\u66f2\u300c\u5bbf\u547d\u300dRAMPO \u5b8c\u5168\u30f4\u30a1\u30fc\u30b8\u30e7\u30f3\u300c\u604b\u306e\u6642\u9593\u300d\u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30fb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30afNHK\u30a2\u30cb\u30e1\u5287\u5834\u300c\u96ea\u306e\u5973\u738b\u300d<\u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30af>\u30df\u30e9\u30fc\u3092\u62ed\u304f\u7537 \u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30af\u6620\u753b\u300c\u30af\u30e9\u30c3\u30b7\u30e5\u300d\u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30af\u5a5a\u5916\u604b\u611b~ \u2015 \u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30fb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30afNHK\u9023\u7d9aTV\u5c0f\u8aac : \u307b\u3093\u307e\u3082\u3093 \u2015 \u30aa\u30ea\u30b8\u30ca\u30eb\u30fb\u30b5\u30a6\u30f3\u30c9\u30c8\u30e9\u30c3\u30af\u5343\u91cc\u773c\u7f8e\u3057\u3044\u4eba\u30bf\u30a4\u30e0\u30fb\u30ea\u30fc\u30d7\u8056\u8005\u306e\u884c\u9032\u9ad8\u6821\u6559\u5e2b~\u7981\u65ad\u306e\u611b\u3068\u77e5\u3089\u305a\u306bThe Most Relaxing Feel\u30d5\u30a3\u30fc\u30eb\u30fb\u30d9\u30b9\u30c8~the most relaxing~feel best\u30d5\u30a3\u30fc\u30eb\u30fb\u30d4\u30a2\u30ce","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/183266_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Trevor Morris

Trevor Morris (born 25 May 1970) is a Canadian orchestral composer, music producer, and creator of electronic music. He ...

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{"key":"39411","name":"Trevor Morris","bio":"Trevor Morris (born 25 May 1970) is a Canadian orchestral composer, music producer, and creator of electronic music. He is probably best known for the soundtracks of the television shows \"The Tudors\", \"The Pillars of the Earth\", \"The Borgias\", \"Vikings\", and the film \"Olympus Has Fallen\".Trevor was born in London, Ontario, Canada. He was helped by his grandmother onto the piano bench before he could walk, she sat him in her lap and played \"Puff the magic dragon\" (a melody Trevor still does variations on in his compositions). After being introduced to music by his Grandmother, Trevor's parents enrolled him in St. Mary's elementary school for the arts at age 5. Studying choir, violin and contrabass throughout, Trevor also gravitated toward the piano, which he began studying privately in tandem.In grade 8, Trevor was approached by his school for a commissioned composition: a piece for his graduating class to sing for the coinciding visit of Pope John Paul to Ontario Canada. Unfortunately security did not allow for the class to sing live for the Pope, but they did perform Trevor's first composition at their graduation ceremonies, held at St.Mary's cathedral. Composed for 4 part choir and piano, \"Sacred young people\", a variation on a literal theme of the Pope's, was performed and recorded by Trevor's graduating class. It represented the first step down the path that Trevor would follow from that point on.High school and ultimately college led Trevor toward the recording arts, gaining a degree in Recording Engineering from Canada's top school, Music Industry Arts. He graduated top of his class being awarded the prestigious \"most promising engineer \/ producer\". Graduation from College led him immediately to Toronto, home of Canada's largest community of composers, producers, engineers and musicians.With production, recording and the recording studio becoming Trevor's focus, 10 years spent in the Toronto community saw Trevor's rise through the ranks of the largest recording studio in Toronto and various top commercial production houses. This path led Trevor back to his original true love, composition. Exposed to the enriched scene of commercial production, there isn't a top music house, ad agency or studio Trevor didn't write for.The desire to have a longer medium in which to speak musically, steered Trevor toward Television and Film work. After a few small independent features and his first network 1 hour drama, it was evident the he had found his life's work, writing music to picture.While still in Toronto, Trevor got accepted to the prestigious ASCAP scoring workshop in Los Angeles. Deep in work on his first dramatic television series, he flew down to LA and back home again 4 days every week for over a month in order to attend. With his exposure to the film scoring community, and the opportunity to compose and conduct the \"L.A. All-Stars\" orchestra, the decision to move to Los Angeles followed shortly.The year 2000 saw not only a Millennium change, but a trans-continental change as well, Trevor Moved to Hollywood. Trevor immediately found freelance work doing music for \"E! True Hollywood Story\" as well as network promotional music for \"Just Shoot Me\" and \"King of Queens\". But ultimately it was his engineering roots and production background that would bring him in touch with one of his musical idols, James Newton Howard. Trevor assisted James on a few films, supporting him in orchestra preparation and pre-records.It was shortly there after, that Trevor connected with what would his most fruitful musical friend, Hans Zimmer. Trevor spent 2 and a half years working closely was Hans as studio designer, engineer, orchestra wrangler, technical supervision, producer and co-composer for Hans. They collaborated in this capacity on such films as \"Black Hawk Down\", \"Shark Tale\", \"The Last Samurai\", \"Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and 2\" and \"The Ring 1 and 2\". Many trips to the scoring stages of Los Angeles, and London England would follow, allowing Trevor to compose, produce and conduct the best players in the world on Feature Film and Television work for both Hans and Trevor's own projects.Trevor currently lives and works in west Los Angeles, and shares studio space with Hans Zimmer at his state of the art Remote Control Facility.He won the prime time EMMY award for Outstanding Main Title Theme music for his work on \"The Tudors\" in 2007.Official webiste: http:\/\/www.trevormorris.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/39411_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Javier Navarrete

Javier Navarrete (born 1956 in Teruel, Spain) is a Spanish film composer, best known for composing the score to Pan's La...

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{"key":"4754","name":"Javier Navarrete","bio":"Javier Navarrete (born 1956 in Teruel, Spain) is a Spanish film composer, best known for composing the score to Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno, 2006). Javier built the entire soundtrack around a simple lullaby tune heard in the film. The score also got him an Academy Award nomination.Javier's first known composition was for a short movie 'Mayumea' in 1986. Navarrete also has composed the scores for Whore, Tras el cristal, Dot the i, along with various other Spanish films. His other noticeable scores include 2009's Cracks, 2012's Byzantium and the U.S productions, Mirrors, Wrath Of The Titans and Inkheart. His score for the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn won him an Emmy Award.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/4754_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Garry Schyman

With incredible talent, versatility and experience, it is not surprising that composer Garry Schyman has become an estab...

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{"key":"39326","name":"Garry Schyman","bio":"With incredible talent, versatility and experience, it is not surprising that composer Garry Schyman has become an established name in film, television and video gaming circles. Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, and with credits ranging from cult TV shows to platinum selling games and feature films, Schyman deserves his reputation for being one of the most eclectic and gifted composers in the business.Schyman realized his affection for music at the age of 12 and was quick to commandeer the family piano, which had originally been a birthday gift for his older brother. By playing and internalizing the great composers from the early 20th century, Schyman's love of music flourished and eventually led him on to graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music Composition. After USC, Schyman studied under the tutelage of the great 12-tone composer and teacher George Tremblay. This exposure would provide Schyman with the foundation on which to base his unique and incredibly successful career in composition.Among his most famous early scores is his work on cult TV classics such as: The A-Team, Magnum P.I. and The Greatest American Hero. He went on to score one of the most interesting and innovative video games from the early 1990's, Voyeur for which his groundbreaking orchestral music received an award for \"Best Original Game Score\".His successful and lasting partnership with Von Zerneck-Sertner Films on the series of television movies adapted from author Robin Cook's medical mysteries, along with his many scores for television movies and series ensures Schyman's position within the top ranks of TV composers.In addition to a long and established career, Schyman continues to write purely for the love of music, including his well-received viola concerto \"Zingaro\".Schyman's recent work includes the critically acclaimed original score to THQ's\/Pandemic Studios blockbuster videogame hit; Destroy All Humans! (nominated for three G.A.N.G awards including \"Music of the Year\"), as well as his latest scores Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers and Destroy All Humans 2 for THQ's\/Pandemic Studios. He is currently scoring the groundbreaking new \"next-gen\" videogame BioShock for 2k\/Irrational Games.Schyman is a long time resident of the Los Angeles area where he lives and works with his wife Lisa and 5-year-old son Ethan.http:\/\/www.garryschyman.com\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/39326_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Section Quartet

The Section Quartet was formed on the principles of rock & roll: musicians challenging the establishment by knocking dow...

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{"key":"4797","name":"The Section Quartet","bio":"The Section Quartet was formed on the principles of rock & roll: musicians challenging the establishment by knocking down the walls dividing two genres of music. With their kinetic arrangements, eclectic repertoire, and bold performance style, the worlds of classical and rock collide with spectacular results.In 1998, The Section Quartet emerged in Los Angeles as a recording entity with a dual purpose: to function as a string \u201csection\u201d on other artists\u2019 records, and to take the rock string quartet to the highest level. Unlike other cross-genre groups, TSQ remains dedicated to original interpretations of the enduring rock compositions.The Section Quartet\u2019s rock & pop sensibilities have led to studio and stage collaborations with music\u2019s top artists and producers\u2014from Wilco and Christina Aguilera to A Perfect Circle and David Bowie. The quartet has also recorded\/performed with Jon Brion, Kelly Clarkson, Grant-Lee Phillips, Sam Phillips, Tenacious D with Dave Grohl, Fiona Apple, James Blunt, Pink, Wes Borland, Rick Springfield, Finch, Tesla, Al Stewart, Ryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias, Greg Dulli, The Zombies and Peter Case.Producers such as Linda Perry,Jon Brion, Bill Bottrell, Tony Berg, Danny Lohner, David Bianco, Tom Rothrock, T Bone Burnett, Trina Shoemaker and Nick Launay regularly call on TSQ to add strings to their productions.Individually established classical players in their own right, members of The Section Quartet have distinguished themselves with hard-driving rock & pop credentials. Before founding TSQ, string arranger\/violinist Eric Gorfain performed with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant on their \"Unledded Tour\"; Gorfain has also recorded with Live and Eric Clapton. Violinist\/arranger Daphne Chen has toured as a member of Quetzal, soloed with Los Lobos and Little Feat and recorded with Better Than Ezra and Ray Charles. Richard Dodd has played cello onstage and in the studio with The Bangles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins. And Leah Katz has contributed her viola expertise to Eve 6, Dishwalla, Destiny\u2019s Child and Stevie Wonder.Having built a reputation for their innovative, self-arranged renditions of Radiohead\u2019s OK Computer and Pink Floyd\u2019s Dark Side of the Moon, The Section Quartet were coaxed on to the live stage in 2002. Minutes after seeing TSQ perform at the renowned LA club Largo, Goldenvoice\u2019s festival mastermind Paul Tollett offered them two spots in the 2004 Coachella Music Festival lineup.In concert, The Section Quartet plugs in and delivers their infectiously dynamic ensemble and rock solid rhythm. On more than one occasion, audience members have been spotted playing along on \u201cair violin\u201d.TSQ is constantly adding new material to their live show and discography: songs by Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Tool, The Clash, Green Day, KISS, Ima Robot, Muse and dozens of others. In 2004, TSQ independently released No Electricity Required to rave reviews.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/4797_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Zack Hemsey

Always looking to break the mold, Zack Hemsey is a creator by nature. From composing film score to writing candy compan...

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{"key":"39447","name":"Zack Hemsey","bio":"Always looking to break the mold, Zack Hemsey is a creator by nature. From composing film score to writing candy companies with suggestive prose on how to improve their products, he has a thirst for things that inspire and move. Blending the sound of the orchestra with modern elements and ethnic instrumentation, there is a definite intensity in his music. He is perhaps most renowned for his signature sound as the composer \/ lyricist in the hip-hop collective Nine Leaves.After releasing two albums under Nine Leaves, his first solo work, entitled \"Empty Room,\" releases May 2010.Musically, \"Empty Room\" is a mix of film score, world instrumentation, and hip-hop; while lyrically a blend of storytelling and self-reflection; the album carves for itself a sonically unique identity. Exposing the listener to tragedy and the artist\u2019s own vulnerabilities, this is by far the most emotional album yet from Zack Hemsey.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/39447_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound is a U.S. twenty-member contemporary-music chamber orchestra.Members of the ensemble began playing toge...

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{"key":"36787","name":"Alarm Will Sound","bio":"Alarm Will Sound is a U.S. twenty-member contemporary-music chamber orchestra.Members of the ensemble began playing together while studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and have diverse experience in composition, improvisation, jazz, popular styles, early music, and various traditional musics from around the world.Alarm Will Sound's repertoire ranges from European to American works, from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced. The group has worked with contemporary composers, premiering pieces by Steve Reich, John Adams, Roberto Carnevale, David Lang, Anthony Gatto, Cenk Erg\u00fcn, Aaron Jay Kernis, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Stefan Freund, and Wolfgang Rihm.From 2004 to 2007, they were musical artists-in-residence at Dickinson College.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/36787_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Glenn Stafford

Glenn Stafford composed the orchestral-style music for many of Blizzard Entertainment's video games, including the three...

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{"key":"40916","name":"Glenn Stafford","bio":"Glenn Stafford composed the orchestral-style music for many of Blizzard Entertainment's video games, including the three Warcraft games, StarCraft and StarCraft 2, as well as the Super Nintendo games Blackthorne, Justice League Task Force and Death and Return of Superman. Besides this, he performed voice work for characters in Warcraft II, III, StarCraft (which he also directed), Diablo, and World of Warcraft.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/40916_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Tracy W. Bush

Tracy W. Bush is a video game music composer and sound designer. He is known for composing music for popular games Warcr...

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{"key":"200100","name":"Tracy W. Bush","bio":"Tracy W. Bush is a video game music composer and sound designer. He is known for composing music for popular games Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, World of Warcraft, StarCraft (for all of which he also performed voice acting), and StarCraft: Brood War. He is also known for his work as audio director on Auto Assault, Tabula Rasa and for sound design on Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/200100_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Les Friction

Les Friction is an independent music group that spawned from Helmut Vonlichten, who had previously collaborated with his...

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{"key":"40912","name":"Les Friction","bio":"Les Friction is an independent music group that spawned from Helmut Vonlichten, who had previously collaborated with his brother Franz Vonlichten in their group, E.S. Posthumus which produced cinematic style music. In July 22, 2010, it was officially announced that Franz had died. After giving notice of his brother's death, Helmut stated that while there still may be one or two unreleased songs, the group would no longer be active. In November 2011, it was officially announced that Helmut Vonlichten has formed a new band called Les Friction. On the 24th of January 2012, Les Friction released the first self titled album with 9 tracks, and, optional, the same 9 tracks without vocals.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/40912_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded konji by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek in 1994, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is best known for it...

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{"key":"39236","name":"City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra","bio":"Founded konji by conductor Ji\u0159\u00ed B\u011blohl\u00e1vek in 1994, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is best known for its original and re-recordings of popular film scores and soundtracks. The orchestra\u2019s first concert was held on October 28, 1994 in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle, where it participated in the official celebrations marking foundation of the Czech Republic and separation from Slovakia. The first international tour was around Switzerland, held in June 1995.Over time, the orchestra has performed with many leading international soloists, including Sarah Chang, Kyoko Takezawa, Dmitri Sitkovetski, Raphael Wallfish, Andras Schiff, Ivan Moravec, and Heinrich Schiff. It has also recorded the original scores for several films, including the 2001 film \u2018Mulholland Dr.\u2019 and the 2005 version of \u2018Oliver Twist\u2019. Today, it regularly broadcasts on Czech television and radio, and continues to have a busy recording schedule with many Czech and several international record labels.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/39236_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel. Originally known as the Palestine Orchest...

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{"key":"200145","name":"Israel Philharmonic Orchestra","bio":"The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel. Originally known as the Palestine Orchestra, the IPO was founded by violinist Bronis\u0142aw Huberman in 1936, at a time when many Jewish musicians were being fired from European orchestras. Its inaugural concert took place in Tel Aviv on December 26, 1936, and was conducted by Arturo Toscanini.The IPO enjoys frequent international tours, including a tour to Germany in 1971, and has hosted some of the world's greatest conductors. Particularly associated with the orchestra are conductors Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta. Bernstein maintained close ties with the orchestra from 1947, and in 1988, the IPO bestowed on him the title of Laureate Conductor, which he retained until his death in 1990. Mehta has served as the IPO's Music Advisor since 1968. The IPO did not have a formal music director, but instead \"music advisors\", until 1977, when Mehta was appointed the IPO's first Music Director. In 1981, his title was elevated to Music Director for Life.With Mehta, the IPO has made a number of recordings for Decca. With Bernstein, the IPO also recorded music of Leonard Bernstein himself and Igor Stravinsky. The IPO has also done a collaboration with Japanese composer Yoko Kanno in the soundtrack of the anime Macross Plus.As of 2006, the composers most frequently performed by the IPO were Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Dvo\u0159\u00e1k. The initial concerts of the Palestine Orchestra in December 1936, conducted by Toscanini, featured the music of Richard Wagner.However, after Kristallnacht in 1938, the orchestra has maintained a de facto ban on Wagner's work, due to his anti-semitism and the association of his music with Nazi Germany.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/200145_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Christopher Drake

Christopher Drake is an American film and television composer.Drake was personally selected by Academy Award nominated f...

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{"key":"195484","name":"Christopher Drake","bio":"Christopher Drake is an American film and television composer.Drake was personally selected by Academy Award nominated film director Guillermo del Toro to provide the music for the first two 75-minute animated movies, Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood and Iron. In addition to the two animated Hellboy films, Drake provided the score to the 2007 Konami video game Hellboy: The Science of Evil developed by Krome Studios for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable. In 2008 Drake joined composers Robert J. Kral and Kevin Manthei in writing music for Warner Bros. Batman: Gotham Knight. Following Gotham Knight, Drake scored the fourth in the line of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, Wonder Woman.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/195484_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Boston Pops Orchestra

The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years...

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{"key":"52787","name":"Boston Pops Orchestra","bio":"The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years earlier. Careful examination of the rosters of \u201cPops\" or \u201cFestival\" orchestras, which are associated with a co-resident symphony orchestra in the same community, shows that the principal players of a \u201cPops\" ensemble usually hold the post of assistant or associate principal of the \u201cparent\" ensemble. In general parlance, the Boston Pops is described as: \u201cThe Boston Symphony minus the first-chair players.\" This \u201celite core\u201d of BSO musicians constitute a separate subsection of the BSO, and perform alongside the Pops as the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, a 12-member ensemble founded in 1964. These arrangements, and a similar one with the Tanglewood Festival provide year-round employment for the musicians.Other cities have founded their own \"pops\" orchestras, but the Boston Pops remains the most famous and well-known.History of the PopsIn 1881, Henry Lee Higginson, the founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, wrote of his wish to present in Boston \"concerts of a lighter kind of music.\" The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded to present this kind of music to the public, with the first concert performed in 1885. Called the \"Promenade Concerts\" until 1900, these performances combined light classical music, tunes from the current hits of the musical theater, and an occasional novelty number. Allowing for some changes of taste over the course of a century, the early programs were remarkably similar to the Boston Pops programs of today.The Boston Pops Orchestra did not adopt its own official conductor until 1930, when Arthur Fiedler began a fifty-year tenure as the Pops conductor. Fiedler's career as the conductor of the Pops brought worldwide acclaim to the orchestra. He was unhappy with the reputation of classical music as being solely for elite, aristocratic, upper-class audiences. Fiedler made efforts to bring classical music to wider audiences. He instituted a series of free concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, a riverside public park along the Charles River. Along with his insistence that the Pops Orchestra would play popular music alongside well-known classical pieces, Fiedler opened up a new niche in popular culture that encouraged popularization of classical music. Under his direction, the Boston Pops allegedly made more commercially available recordings than any other orchestra in the world, with total sales of albums, singles, tapes, and cassettes exceeding $50 million. Of the many musical pieces produced over the years, the Pops' most famous and popular work is Fiedler's production of Leroy Anderson's composition \"Sleigh Ride\".Fiedler's respectful easy-listening arrangements on Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play the Beatles, released in 1971, opened many eyes to the musical qualities of Lennon and McCartney.Fiedler is most widely remembered in Boston for having begun the annual tradition of the Fourth of July Pops concert and fireworks display on the Esplanade, one of the best-attended Independence Day celebrations in the country with regular estimated attendance of 200,000\u2013500,000 people. (This event is organized by Boston's Fourth of July celebration under the leadership of David Mugar.) Also during Fiedler's tenure, the Pops and local public television station WGBH developed a series of weekly televised broadcasts recorded during the Pops' regular season in Symphony Hall, Evening at Pops.After Fiedler's death in 1979, the conductorship of the Boston Pops was taken over by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams in 1980. Williams continued the Pops' tradition of bringing classical music to a wider audiences, initiating the annual \"Pops-on-the-Heights\" concerts at Boston College and adding his own considerable library of well-known movie soundtracks (including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies) to its repertoire.Keith Lockhart assumed the post of principal Pops conductor in 1995. Lockhart continues to conduct the Boston Pops today, adding a touch of flamboyance and a flair for the dramatic to his performances. Williams remains the Laureate Conductor of the Pops and conducts a week of Pops concerts most years. Lockhart brought in numerous pop-music acts to play with the orchestra, including Rockapella, Guster, My Morning Jacket, Aimee Mann and Elvis Costello.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/52787_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been giving concerts since its beginnings in 1893. It has grown over the last cen...

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{"key":"40979","name":"Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra","bio":"The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been giving concerts since its beginnings in 1893. It has grown over the last century and today it gives upwards of 130 concerts a year from its home base in Poole to Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Weymouth, Swindon, Exeter, Bristol , Basingstoke and Winchester. The BSO also performs a series of outdoor classical spectaculars with fireworks at some of the most important stately homes in the UK including Wilton House, home of the Earl of Pembroke, and Osborne House, favourite residence of Queen Victoria. In addition to the main symphony orchestra, a wide range of ensembles perform for local communities across the region.The BSO has a proud heritage of principal conductors, from Sir Dan Godfrey, Constantin Silvestri, Sir Charles Groves, Rudolf Schwarz and Andrew Litton to the current Principal Conductor, Marin Alsop.The BSO performs regularly in the UK's and the world's premier venues, including Symphony Hall, Birmingham; the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Opera House, London: Carnegie Hall, New York and the Musikverein, Vienna.The BSO has a fine pedigree of internationally acclaimed recordings, including works by Walton, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and Elgar.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/40979_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Staatskapelle Dresden

The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Saxon State Orchestra, Dresden, commonly known as Staatskapelle Dresden) is an or...

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{"key":"81725","name":"Staatskapelle Dresden","bio":"The S\u00e4chsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Saxon State Orchestra, Dresden, commonly known as Staatskapelle Dresden) is an orchestra based in Dresden, Germany founded in 1548 by Kurf\u00fcrst Moritz (Elector Moritz, or Maurice) of Saxony. It is one of the world's oldest orchestras. The precursor ensemble was Die Kurf\u00fcrstlich-S\u00e4chsische und K\u00f6niglich-Polnische Kapelle (The Saxony Elector and Royal Polish Chapel). The orchestra is the musical body of the S\u00e4chsische Staatsoper (Saxon State Opera). Venue of the orchestra is the Semperoper opera house.The orchestra has had many eminent chief conductors. In its early years, Heinrich Sch\u00fctz was associated with it, and in the nineteenth century Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner were both chief conductors. In the twentieth century, Richard Strauss became closely associated with it, as both a conductor and a composer, with several of his works being premiered by the ensemble. Karl B\u00f6hm and Hans Vonk were notable among the orchestra's chief conductors in that they served as chief conductors of both the S\u00e4chsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the State Opera simultaneously. Herbert Blomstedt was musical director of the Staatskapelle from 1975 to 1985.Giuseppe Sinopoli was chief conductor from 1992 until his sudden death in 2001. In August 2002, Bernard Haitink took up the post, until his resignation in 2004 over disputes with the Staatskapelle's Intendant, Gerd Uecker, on the orchestra's choice of successor. In August 2007 Fabio Luisi began his tenure as chief conductor, having been named to the post in January 2004. He shared with B\u00f6hm and Vonk the historic distinction of being chief conductor of both the S\u00e4chsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the S\u00e4chsische Staatsoper simultaneously. Luisi was scheduled to step down as chief conductor in 2012, as of the October 2009 announcement of Christian Thielemann as the orchestra's next chief conductor, effective with the 2012-2013 season. However, Luisi resigned from the Staatskapelle chief conductorship in February 2010, with immediate effect, after reports that the Staatskapelle's management had secured a contract with the ZDF network for a scheduled televised concert on New Year's Eve, 2011, without consulting him at all in his capacity as the orchestra's GMD.In 2007 the orchestra inaugurated the post of Capell-Compositeur or composer-in-residence, each appointed composer holding the post for one concert season. The first Capell-Compositeur was Isabel Mundry, and the current holder of the post is the British composer Rebecca Saunders.In April 2007, the orchestra became the first orchestra ever to be awarded the \"Prize of the European Culture Foundation for the Preservation of the World\u2019s Musical Heritage\". The editors-in-chief of nine European music magazines elected the Staatskapelle Dresden as one of the top five orchestras in Europe.Kapellemeisters and Chief Conductors:1548\u20131554 Johann Walter1555\u20131568 Mattheus Le Maistre1568\u20131580 Antonio Scandello1580\u20131584 Giovanni Battista Pinelli1587\u20131619 Rogier Michael1615\u20131672 Heinrich Sch\u00fctz (Hofkapellmeister)1654\u20131680 Vincenzo Albrici1656\u20131680 Giovanni Andrea Bontempi1666\u20131688 Carlo Pallavicini1688\u20131700 Nicolaus Adam Strungk (Hofkapellmeister)1697\u20131728 Johann Christoph Schmidt (Hofkapellmeister)1717\u20131719 Antonio Lotti1717\u20131729 Johann David Heinichen1725\u20131733 Giovanni Alberto Ristori1733\u20131763 Johann Adolph Hasse (Hofkapellmeister)1776\u20131801 Johann Gottlieb Naumann (Hofkapellmeister)1802\u20131806 Ferdinando Paer (Hofkapellmeister)1810\u20131841 Francesco Morlacchi (Hofkapellmeister)1816\u20131826 Carl Maria von Weber (Hofkapellmeister)1826\u20131859 Carl Gottlieb Rei\u00dfiger (Hofkapellmeister)1843\u20131848 Richard Wagner (Hofkapellmeister)1850\u20131880 Carl August Krebs1874\u20131877 Julius Rietz1877\u20131884 Franz W\u00fcllner1884\u20131914 Ernst von Schuch1914\u20131921 Fritz Reiner1922\u20131933 Fritz Busch1934\u20131943 Karl B\u00f6hm1943\u20131944 Karl Elmendorff1945\u20131950 Joseph Keilberth1949\u20131953 Rudolf Kempe1953\u20131955 Franz Konwitschny1956\u20131958 Lovro von Mata\u010di\u01071960\u20131964 Otmar Suitner1964\u20131967 Kurt Sanderling1966\u20131968 Martin Turnovsk\u00fd1975\u20131985 Herbert Blomstedt1985\u20131990 Hans Vonk1992\u20132001 Giuseppe Sinopoli2002\u20132004 Bernard Haitink2007\u20132010 Fabio LuisiComposers-in-residence:2007\u20132008 Isabel Mundry2008\u20132009 Bernhard Lang2009\u20132010 Rebecca Saunders","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/81725_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Paul Buckmaster

Paul Buckmaster is an artist, arranger, and composer. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Elton John, b...

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{"key":"192852","name":"Paul Buckmaster","bio":"Paul Buckmaster is an artist, arranger, and composer. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Elton John, but he has also worked as an arranger on various hit songs, including David Bowie's \"Space Oddity\" (1969), and has played with Miles Davis, on On the Corner.Born in London, England, Paul was taught the cello from age 4. At age eleven, he won a cello scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/192852_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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