The Golden Age of Television Music

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The Game of Thrones theme has spawned a million earworms, and it’s just one theme indicative of the current golden age of original television music. As shows on the small screen become more cinematic and productions more elaborate, television producers have enlisted composers to create original scores to match. For our weekly TV roundup, we’ll speak to a TV music expert about the best television music from Mission Impossible to House of Cards and Empire.

Credits

Guest:
Jon Burlingame - professor of film and TV scoring at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney