About Us

The Composer Works is the complete music company at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. 

Now in its third successful year, it has produced music for hits such as “Surprise Surprise” for ITV, “Blandings” for BBC 1, for factual entertainment shows including "Best of Both Worlds" for Channel 4, the hit drama "All At Sea" for CBBC and current ident music across Sky's sports' channels. 

The company represents ten UK composers and one LA-based composer, whose credits range from music for the X Factor UK/USA to preview music for theatrical trails to, most recently, Thor

The Composer Works serves MediaCityUK productions and far beyond. 

Whatever the circumstances are, there will never be a need to look outside of our studio doors for music.

Recent Projects

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  • ITV2's terrifying new show Release The Hounds scored by Jode Steele and David Wainwright

    The Composer Works' composers, Jode Steele and David Wainwright, scored the music for the show.
    Commissioned by ITVand produced by Sony’s Gogglebox Entertainment, the format is part scream out loud horror, part gameshow...

    Fronted by Reggie Yates, the show put three unsuspecting contestants in a lonely forest at dusk who will endure a series of spooky challenges in order to win cash prizes.

    The challenges included entering a field of crucified scarecrows, a deserted cabin and being read bedtime stories in the nursery from hell.

    But the ultimate challenge for them all was to out-run a pack of hounds, trained to guard a chest of cash. If they manage to escape, the money belongs to them. If they don't….

  • 2014 started on a high note for The Composer Works...

    Diversity dance group's Ashley Banjo got the whole town of Stockton-on-Tees on its feet and dancing in the streets in the Sky 1 series Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance.

    Composers Banks & Wag wrote title and related music for the new Sky 1 series which aired in January 2014.

    The people of Stockton had their lives turned upside down when Ashley and his dance troupe Diversity hit their streets to create the UK's largest street dance. 

    The aim was to persuade the people of this northern market town to join him in an energetic and dazzling street-dance spectacular that would unite the community through the power of dance...

  • Old Jack's Boat comes to CBeebies' shores for another series with a score by Paul Honey and performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    Paul Honey has recorded an original score for the next series of Old Jack's Boat with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

    The recording took place at Dock10, MediaCityUK, the new home of the BBC Philharmonic. 10 cues have been recorded.

    Star of both stage and screen, Bernard Cribbins (Faulty Towers, Doctor Who, Jackanory) stars as Old Jack in the show, a 25-part CBeebies series about the past adventures of a fisherman and his dog.

    Cribbins is joined by Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Law and Order UK), as Shelley, with Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies penning episodes of the show.

    The next series is shown on CBeebies daily.