New York City (July 21, 2006)–Joel Beckerman, an award winning composer of television music, and his company, Man Made Music, have agreed with Endemol, the world’s third largest television production company, to write and produce the theme music and selected underscores for the ABC network’s new summer prime time reality show The One: Making A Music Star.
Taking the talent reality show one step further The One showcases not only the competition between 12 aspiring pop stars but also features the singers in a behind the scenes setting as they all live together.
“At its core, The One is about the love of music–pure and simple. We needed a theme that conveyed all of the energy, inspiration, and excitement that these young artists are feeling,” said Rick Ringbakk, co-executive producer of the reality show. “Additionally, we needed the theme to translate when played live by the house band on stage. Quite literally, what we needed was ‘man-made music’ not something canned or synthetic. Joel and his team really worked with us, and delivered a fresh, exciting theme which we are all in love with”
“I have created music for many shows in the past,” remarked Beckerman, referring to his past work on network news, dramas, promos, comedies and sports, “but this one is different. It’s a show that’s all about the music. It’s about the most driven and passionate of the new generation of singers learning their skills and perfecting their craft. It’s a fantastic project to work on, and a big thrill,” said Beckerman, who recently won ASCAP’s Film and Television award for the Most Performed Television Themes for 2005.
In addition to The One, Beckerman recently soundtrack produced with legendary film composer John Williams on new themes and scores for NBC, including NBC Nightly News, The Today Show and Meet The Press, and produced a new version of Sting’s hit song “Brand New Day” for the CBS’ The Early Show.
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