A composer or scorer is someone who writes and directs original music used to produce various types of media entertainment. The scores they write are technically correct to create flawless performances by choruses, musicians or instrumental ensembles. Sound recordings produced from the score vary in style and may reflect the classical, country, folk, jazz, techno or pop genres. Additionally, scorers work to help tell a story in a film, television story, play or video game without distracting the viewer. The soundtrack they create must suit the project and convey the appropriate mood or tone for the scene.
Successful composers are versatile with effective collaboration skills, allowing them to work on a variety of projects with producers and musicians from various backgrounds. They have extensive knowledge of the industry and a passion and talent for creating sound recordings. Most composers are often skilled in playing one or multiple instruments and have a good ear for music.