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Brian Tyler
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Tyler at the New York fan event of The Mummy in June 6, 2017
Born May 8, 1972 (age 46)[1]
Orange County, California, U.S.
Other names Madsonik
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard University
Occupation Composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, arranger, DJ, producer
Years active 1997–present
Website briantyler.com

Brian Tyler (born May 8, 1972) is an American composer, conductor, arranger, producer, musician, and songwriter, who has composed scores for film, television and video games. Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron with Danny Elfman, Now You See Me, Truth, the current fanfare of the Universal Pictures logo (adapted from Jerry Goldsmith's), the updated Marvel Studios logo, which debuted with Thor: The Dark World (2013), as well as the NFL Theme for ESPN, and five installments of the The Fast and the Furious franchise.

For his work as a film composer, he has won the IFMCA Awards 2014 Composer of the Year.

His composition for the film Last Call earned him the first of three Emmy nominations, a gold record, and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As of May 2015, his films have grossed $9.5 billion worldwide which puts him in to the top 10 highest-grossing film composers of all time in the category of worldwide box office. Tyler has scored 3 of the top 10 films of all time in global box office.

Life and career Edit

Tyler was born and raised in Orange County, California. His grandfather was Academy Award-winning art director Walter H. Tyler. One of his first major influences was his pianist grandmother. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master's from Harvard University. Growing up, he taught himself to play at least 30 different types of musical instruments, including drums, piano, guitar, bass, cello, world percussion, synthesizer, charango and bouzouki. Tyler is an atheist.

Tyler began scoring features shortly after graduating from Harvard. Robert Kraft, who was impressed by Tyler's music, encouraged him to pursue a career in film scoring. He began his career by composing the film score for the independent film Bartender (1997), directed by Gabe Torres. The following year, he and Red Elvises composed the film score for Six-String Samurai (1998).

Tyler's breakthrough came in 2001, after composing for Frailty (2001). His work on Last Call (2002) earned him an induction into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesWilliam Friedkin, after being impressed by his work on Frailty, called Tyler in to begin composing for The Hunted (2003), which went on to earn Tyler a World Soundtrack Award in 2002 for Best New Film Composer of the Year. Starting in 2003, he began working on big-budget films, including Timeline (2003), Godsend (2004), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005), and Constantine (2005). His score for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack sales charts, while his soundtrack for "Children of Dune" reached #4 on the Amazon.com album charts. His cues for Children of Dune were used in multiple other theatrical film trailers, including Master and Commander (2003), Sahara (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and Star Trek (2009). The track "Summon the Worms" was used as a leader for the Dutch show Peking Express, and in the first leaked promotional reel for The Golden Compass (2007).

In 2007, he was hired to compose for Partition (2007), where he had to integrate Indian and Middle Eastern music with orchestral writing. He conducted the orchestral portion of the score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony in Los Angeles.

On September 5, 2011, Tyler announced that he was currently in talks for scoring the 2011 remake of Highlander, as well as pilot episodes for the animated series Transformers: Prime. He went on to score four episodes of the series.

In addition to working as a composer, Tyler also wrote and produced the song "Shell Shocked" with Kill the Noise, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Juicy J and Moxie that was released in the summer of 2014 under his artist name Madsonik. The track went on to peak at #2 on the iTunes hip-hop singles charts and has sold over 500,000 copies.

On October 12, 2016, he was hired to write and compose the musical score for the 2017 action-adventure film XXX: Return of Xander Cage. He has also contributed to the soundtrack as Madsonik in a collaboration with Tom Morello and Kill The Noise entitled "Divebomb".

DiscographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1997 Bartender Gabe Torres Java Films
1998 Six-String Samurai Lance Mungia Palm Pictures Composed with Red Elvises
1999 The Settlement Mark Steilen CineTel Films
1999 The 4th Floor Josh Klausner Millennium Films
1999 Simon Sez Kevin Elders TriStar Pictures
2000 Panic Henry Bromell Artisan Entertainment
2000 Shadow Hours Isaac H. Eaton Newmark Films Inc.
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Eric Laneuville
2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker Paul Rachman
2000 Terror Tract Lance W. Dreesen
Clint Hutchison
Tomorrow Film Corporation
2001 Strings Jill Tanner Depth Charge Productions
2001 Plan B Greg Yaitanes Half Moon Entertainment
2001 Offside Leanna Creel Passion Films Short film
2001 Frailty Bill Paxton Lions Gate Films
2001 Jane Doe Kevin Elders USA Films
2002 Bubba Ho-tep Don Coscarelli Vitagraph Films
2002 Vampires: Los Muertos Tommy Lee Wallace Destination Films
2003 Darkness Falls Jonathan Liebesman Columbia Pictures
2003 The Hunted William Friedkin Paramount Pictures
2003 Last Stand Gabe Torres Short film
2003 The Big Empty Steve Anderson Artisan Entertainment
2003 Timeline Richard Donner Paramount Pictures Replacing Jerry Goldsmith
2003 Thoughtcrimes Breck Eisner
2004 Perfect Opposites Matt Cooper
2004 The Final Cut Omar Naim Lions Gate Films
2004 Godsend Nick Hamm
2004 Paparazzi Paul Abascal 20th Century Fox
2005 Clair obscur Benjamin Lemaire Short film
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence Warner Bros. Pictures Composed with Klaus Badelt
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Bill Paxton Walt Disney Pictures
2006 Annapolis Justin Lin Touchstone Pictures
2006 Bug William Friedkin Lionsgate
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Justin Lin Universal Pictures
2007 Finishing the Game Justin Lin IFC Films
2007 Partition Vic Sarin
2007 War Philip Atwell Lionsgate Known as Rogue Assassin in other territories
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem The Brothers Strause 20th Century Fox with Themes by Alan Silvestri
2008 Rambo Sylvester Stallone Lionsgate
The Weinstein Company
with Themes by Jerry Goldsmith
2008 Bangkok Dangerous Pang Brothers Lionsgate
2008 Eagle Eye D. J. Caruso DreamWorks Pictures
2008 The Lazarus Project John Patrick Glenn Sony Pictures
2009 The Killing Room Jonathan Liebesman ContentFilm
2009 Dragonball Evolution James Wong 20th Century Fox
2009 Fast & Furious Justin Lin Universal Pictures
2009 Middle Men George Gallo Paramount Vantage
2009 The Final Destination David R. Ellis New Line Cinema
2009 Law Abiding Citizen F. Gary Gray Overture Films
2010 The Expendables Sylvester Stallone Lionsgate
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Jonathan Liebesman Columbia Pictures
2011 Tattoo Bill Paxton Short film
2011 Fast Five Justin Lin Universal Pictures
2011 Final Destination 5 Steven Quale Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
2012 John Dies at the End Don Coscarelli Magnet Releasing
2012 Columbus Circle George Gallo Lightning Entertainment
2012 Brake Gabe Torres IFC Films
2012 The Expendables 2 Simon West Lionsgate
2013 Iron Man 3 Shane Black Marvel Studios Nominated-Saturn Award for Best Music
2013 Now You See Me Louis Leterrier Summit Entertainment
Lionsgate
Nominated-Saturn Award for Best Music
2013 Standing Up D. J. Caruso Seven Star Pictures
2013 Thor: The Dark World Alan Taylor Marvel Studios
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman Paramount Pictures
2014 The Expendables 3 Patrick Hughes Lionsgate
2014 Into the Storm Steven Quale Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King Drew Pearce Marvel Studios Short film
Caged Heat scenes composed by Mike Post
2015 Furious 7 James Wan Universal Pictures
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Marvel Studios Composed with Danny Elfman; with themes from the first movie by Alan Silvestri
2015 Truth James Vanderbilt Sony Pictures Classics
2015 The Disappointments Room D. J. Caruso Relativity Media
2016 Criminal Ariel Vromen Summit Entertainment
Lionsgate
Composed with Keith Powers
2016 Now You See Me 2 Jon M. Chu
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage D. J. Caruso Paramount Pictures Composed with Robert Lydecker
2017 Power Rangers Dean Israelite Lionsgate
2017 The Fate of the Furious F. Gary Gray Universal Pictures
2017 The Mummy Alex Kurtzman Universal Pictures

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 Jenny 17 episodes
1998 Living in Captivity 8 episodes
2000 Level 9 13 episodes
2001 The Education of Max Bickford 22 episodes
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune 3 episodes
Star Trek: Enterprise Episodes "Canamar" and "Regeneration"
2007 Fear Itself Episode: "The Sacrifice"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 84 episodes
2010–2013 Transformers: Prime 66 episodes
2011 Terra Nova 13 episodes
2013–2017 Sleepy Hollow 36 episodes
2014–present Scorpion 66 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Developer(s) Notes
2006 Mega Man ZX Inti Creates
Krome Studios
Amaze Entertainment
Songs written by Stephen Schwartz
2007 Mega Man ZX Advent Inti Creates
Krome Studios
Amaze Entertainment
Composed with Danny Elfman
Songs written by Stephen Schwartz
2010 Lego Universe The Lego Group
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Infinity Ward
Sledgehammer Games
Replacing Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe
2011 Need for Speed: The Run EA Black Box
2012 Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Montreal
2013 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Visceral Games
EA Montreal
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft Montreal Replacing Lorne Balfe

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result
2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special Last Call Nominated
2003 Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score Frailty Won
2004 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film The Final Cut Nominated
2006 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films Constantine Won
2009 International Film Music Critics Award for Film Composer of the Year Nominated
2009 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film The Killing Room Nominated
2009 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films Eagle Eye Won
2010 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Lego Universe Nominated
2010 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films Fast & Furious Won
2010 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films The Final Destination Won
2010 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films Law Abiding Citizen Won
2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition Transformers: Prime Nominated
2011 BMI Film Music Award for Best Film Music Battle: Los Angeles Won
2011 BMI Film Music Award for Best Film Music Fast Five Won
2011 BMI TV Music Award for Best Television Music Hawaii Five-0 Won
2011 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Nominated
2013 BMI TV Music Award for Best Television Music Hawaii Five-0 Won
2013 BMI Film Music Award for Best Film Music The Expendables 2 Won
2013 BMI Film Music Award for Best Film Music Iron Man 3 Won
2013 International Film Music Critics Award for Film Composer of the Year Nominated
2013 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Nominated
2013 International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film Iron Man 3 Nominated
2014 Saturn Award for Best Music Iron Man 3 Nominated
2014 Saturn Award for Best Music Now You See Me Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Sleepy Hollow Nominated

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