About Competition


Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Bleeding Fingers is excited to announce the names of our three finalists:

• DANIEL SUETT, United Kingdom • EIRIK RØLAND, Sweden • RYAN TAUBERT, Australia

Congratulations to you all, amazing job!! We’re excited to plan your visits to our Los Angeles studios, so expect to hear from us very soon.

Now, to everyone who entered, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Response to our contest has been beyond all expectation with an outstanding level of talent and we received an overwhelming number of potential winning entries. While we could only choose three finalists, we discovered many more outstanding composers and plan to reach out to as many as possible! So, even if you didn’t win – don’t be disheartened - there’s still a chance you could work with Bleeding Fingers!

“I need to say an enormous thank you for your generosity, it is clear that many midnight candles have been burnt and much passion poured into a mind blowing torrent of music. I continue to be astounded by the diversity, ingenuity and commitment to your art. While listening, we quickly realized that art and music cannot be judged like a bicycle race or a football game. Music needs to be lived with for a while, music sometimes takes time to be discovered by us in ourselves . We had many thousands of entries, all with a strong point of view, filled with creativity. None of this feels like it was done casually or in haste. So I don’t want to be casual about it either and be respectful of the ideas, the efforts of fellow artists and let this become more of a dialogue between us all into the future than an end to a conversation that's just starting to get interesting.” - Hans

Listen to Finalists

Panel of Judges

  • Hans Zimmer, Academy Award winning composer - 12 Years a Slave, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises
  • Lorne Balfe, Composer - Inception, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight
  • Junkie XL, Composer - Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, 300: Rise of an Empire
  • Jacob Shea, Sr Composer, Bleeding Fingers - Gears of War, Transformers 3, Through The Wormhole, Survivor
  • Russell Emanuel, CEO, Bleeding Fingers/Extreme Music
  • Steve Kofsky, Chairman, Bleeding Fingers


The opportunity of a lifetime to become a Bleeding Fingers staff composer working along-side some of Hollywood’s premier film and tv composers on Hans Zimmer’s World famous Los Angeles campus.

The prize includes the opportunity for full-time employment, including a full benefits package, plus the use of a fully equipped studio in Bleeding Fingers brand new state of the art facility. The three lucky finalists will be announced on or before March 28, 2014.

Bleeding Fingers

The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop is a joint venture between Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and Academy Award® winner Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions.

Housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Santa Monica, The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop creates bespoke show-specific libraries and score for unscripted, reality, documentary and light drama television productions. Bleeding Fingers’ goal is to harness its parent companies’ unique skill sets, reputations for excellence and industry renowned production values. Bleeding Fingers is the result of a growing demand from broadcasters and program makers for a power player to enter this space.

Bleeding Fingers has successfully scored shows including Survivor XVIII, Boston’s Finest, Duck Dynasty, Hatfield’s & McCoys: White Lightening, Catfish, Drugs, Inc., The Men Who Built America, and has earned both ASCAP and BMI Awards for the History Channel’s Mountain Men.