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17th Nov '17 3:21:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* The first three ''SpyroTheDragon'' games had their soundtrack composed by Stewart Copeland of the famous 80s band Music/ThePolice.

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* The first three ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' games had their soundtrack composed by Stewart Copeland of the famous 80s band Music/ThePolice.
8th Nov '17 1:27:02 PM Zyffyr
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* Pop-rock duo Wang Chung did the synthrock score for William Friedkin's ''Film/ToLiveAndDieinLA'', which also featured some of their licensed songs.

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* Pop-rock duo Wang Chung did the synthrock score for William Friedkin's ''Film/ToLiveAndDieinLA'', ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', which also featured some of their licensed songs.
18th Oct '17 9:15:17 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/{{Sia}} composed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paXOkGMyG8M "Rainbow"]] for the ending credits of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'', in which she has the ponysona Songbird Serenade. Danish artist/band Lukas Graham also contributed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDiCuZTjS18 "Off to See The World"]] for the first trailer.
30th Sep '17 8:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* Sonic Mayhem (aka Sascha Dikiciyan aka Toksin) produced the music to ''VideoGame/QuakeII'', ''VideoGame/TomorrowNeverDies'', and ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon'', as well as half the music to ''Quake III Arena'', the rest of which was done by FrontLineAssembly.

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* Sonic Mayhem (aka Sascha Dikiciyan aka Toksin) produced the music to ''VideoGame/QuakeII'', ''VideoGame/TomorrowNeverDies'', and ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon'', as well as half the music to ''Quake III Arena'', the rest of which was done by FrontLineAssembly.Music/FrontLineAssembly.
26th Sep '17 7:34:19 AM Gimere
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The Pop-Star Composer is a famous musical figure, known primarily for their work with, well, popular music, who is hired by a movie or video game studio to provide music and songs for their latest work. Think partially-or-completely washed-up rock stars and dueling divas. This is especially common for animated musicals--lyrics and music by a famous songwriter seems a good way to draw audiences. If they already like Songwriter X, then they'll probably like the movie! Or so one hopes. Despite what you might think, the songwriter in question doesn't necessarily have to be an alumnus of the "pop" music genre--they just have to be known for something ''besides'' movie scores.

This particular practice has been somewhat all-over-the-place since it first began. Earlier, {{Trope Mak|er}}ing examples sprouted up in TheEighties with examples such as Music/DavidBowie doing the songs for ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' and Music/{{Queen}} doing a lot of the music for movies such as ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' and ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (they did ''not'' do all the music for these films, however, as admirers of Music/HowardBlake and Music/MichaelKamen will attest). But animated movies in TheNineties really [[TropeCodifier codified]] this trope, with examples such as Music/EltonJohn doing the songs for ''Disney/TheLionKing.'' In particular, animated movies with this kind of musical casting are prone to {{Award Bait Song}}s and composers/performers who used to be kind of cool once.

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The Pop-Star Composer is a famous musical figure, known primarily for their work with, well, popular music, who is hired by a movie or video game studio to provide music and songs for their latest work. Think partially-or-completely washed-up rock stars and dueling divas. This is especially common for animated musicals--lyrics and music by a famous songwriter seems a good way to draw audiences. If they already like Songwriter X, then they'll probably like the movie! Or so one hopes. Despite what you might think, the trope title, the songwriter in question doesn't necessarily have to be an alumnus of the "pop" music genre--they just have to be known for performing something ''besides'' movie scores.

This particular practice has been somewhat all-over-the-place since it first began. Earlier, {{Trope Mak|er}}ing examples sprouted up in TheEighties with examples such as Music/DavidBowie doing the songs for ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' and Music/{{Queen}} doing a lot of the music for movies such as ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' and ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (they did ''not'' do all the music for these films, however, as admirers of Music/HowardBlake Howard Blake and Music/MichaelKamen will attest). But animated movies in TheNineties really [[TropeCodifier codified]] this trope, with examples such as Music/EltonJohn doing the songs for ''Disney/TheLionKing.'' In particular, animated movies with this kind of musical casting are prone to {{Award Bait Song}}s and composers/performers who used to be kind of cool once.



And before you ask: No, Music/DannyElfman does ''not'' count though he was in [[Music/OingoBoingo a band.]]

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And before you ask: No, Music/DannyElfman does ''not'' count count, though he was in [[Music/OingoBoingo a band.]]
24th Sep '17 3:06:55 PM nombretomado
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* EltonJohn wrote two extra songs for the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', and went on from there to write songs for Disney's ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'' and the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''BillyElliot''. Less successful was ''Lestat'', a musical adaptation of ''The Vampire Chronicles''.

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* EltonJohn wrote two extra songs for the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', and went on from there to write songs for Disney's ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'' and the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''BillyElliot''.''Theatre/BillyElliot''. Less successful was ''Lestat'', a musical adaptation of ''The Vampire Chronicles''.
13th Sep '17 7:13:58 PM nombretomado
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* David Eugene Edwards of WovenHand was commissioned by the Ultima Vez Dance Company to create soundtracks for their ''Blush'' and ''Puur'' shows. The soundtracks were partly original songs, and partly rearranged versions of prior Woven Hand songs.

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* David Eugene Edwards of WovenHand Music/WovenHand was commissioned by the Ultima Vez Dance Company to create soundtracks for their ''Blush'' and ''Puur'' shows. The soundtracks were partly original songs, and partly rearranged versions of prior Woven Hand songs.
2nd Sep '17 2:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* UtadaHikaru, a Japanese-American singer, writes the theme music for the ''KingdomHearts'' series.

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* UtadaHikaru, Music/UtadaHikaru, a Japanese-American singer, writes the theme music for the ''KingdomHearts'' series.
16th Jun '17 6:10:42 AM jormis29
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** EWF also did the music for the forgettable film, ''That's The Way Of The World", starring Harvey Kietel as a record producer and featured the band as the new group he was producing. Their soundtrack is pretty much the only thing people remember of it.

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** EWF also did the music for the forgettable film, ''That's The Way Of The World", ''Film/ThatsTheWayOfTheWorld'', starring Harvey Kietel as a record producer and featured the band as the new group he was producing. Their soundtrack is pretty much the only thing people remember of it.
14th Jun '17 12:58:13 AM jamespolk
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* Eddie Vedder of Music/PearlJam did the soundtrack for ''IntoTheWild'', which also doubled as his solo debut.

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* Eddie Vedder of Music/PearlJam did the soundtrack for ''IntoTheWild'', ''Film/IntoTheWild'', which also doubled as his solo debut.
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