The Golden Age of Television Music

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.



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