In my career, I have composed theme songs for shows on ESPN, Fox Sports (SNY), Comcast SportsNet, Big Ten Network (BTN), Madison Square Garden Network (MSG), and SportsNet NY (SNY) (samples). The search for the right topical theme that reflects the direction and vision of the Network/Producer is a professional challenge that I very much enjoy!
The theme song must be “topical” based on the show’s content. The game of football has a different rhythm and pacing than baseball; as such, the themes one writes for these two sports can be vastly different. A highlight/sports recap show will have a different pace and feel than a sporting event.
If you’re thinking of getting into composing music for TV sports, here are a few things that should be taken into consideration:
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