If we plot the story arc of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the entertainment industry, it would be easy to say that the last five years have been its climax. The mainstream T.V. show Fresh Off the Boat cast its sails wide and traveled deep into viewers’ hearts, while music stars like H.E.R., Japanese Breakfast, and Mitski landed on the charts and grabbed pop culture by the horns. And just this year, the film Everything Everywhere All at Once made history and dominated the Academy Awards. So, is this truly the peak of the mountain? For up-and-coming film composers like Brandon Lau, however, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Meet Your Creator
- 05 May 2023
Washington D.C. born Tim Mosher started his musical journey as a singer and songwriter for the hard rock band Broken Glass. Now, he’s one of the most prolific production music composers in the game.
- 28 Apr 2023
With a music resume dating to the mid-90s, Kikbak has covered a lot of ground in the music world, from being in a rap group to producing for artists, composing for commercials, and now running his own APM-supported library label, For the Win.
- 21 Apr 2023
After moving to the US in the 1980s, Tal Bergman eventually found success as a drummer in New York. He played with seminal acts like Chaka Khan and Billy Idol, composing movie soundtracks, and eventually set up Tal Bergman Music, a library label distributed by APM.
- 14 Apr 2023
Federico “Deca” De Caroli is a prolific film composer and one of the greatest music producers Italy has ever produced. Born on August 7, 1964, in Savona, Italy, he studied classical piano at an early age and later, after hearing music by Pink Floyd, Genesis, Kraftwerk, Jarre, Vangelis, and The Cure, pursued a career in pop, rock, and electronic music. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of Italian electronic music.
- 07 Apr 2023
Almost 40 years after the release of his band’s debut album, Chris Goulstone is still going strong in the music business with his own library label, Chapel Of Rock. Having composed music for visual media since the early 90s, he’s released over 140 albums on a variety of labels before setting up his own with APM.
- 10 Mar 2023
David Robidoux is a multi-Emmy-winning composer who works as the Senior Composer and Original Music Director at NFL Films. He's been involved with the league since landing an internship in the early 90s, and his compositions have appeared on everything from the Super Bowl, EA Madden, HBO Hard Knocks, Monday Night Football, All American, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and NCIS. His works have also been used in marketing blockbuster films such Jurassic World: Dominion and the John Wick franchise.
- 24 Feb 2023
In January, APM released a brand new trailer album from Red Matter simply called Vox. But after listening to it, it's anything but. The massive 140-track album sounds gigantic, cinematic, and epic, which, according to APM's music director Keiko McTingley, is perfect for horror trailers and intriguing dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Meet the "Mann" behind the music.
- 17 Feb 2023
As the son of keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes fame, Adam Wakeman has spent the last 30 years building an artistic career, working as a music director and touring as a keyboard player with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Annie Lennox.
- 10 Feb 2023
Since launching her career in New York with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in the 70s, Carmen Lundy cemented herself as one of today's most longstanding jazz vocalists.