Biography

Born in London, Rupert Pope is a composer, songwriter and producer. His music has been placed in numerous film and TV productions including Flight Plan, CSI, Coast, Top Gear, American Idol, Ugly Betty, The Big C, Strike Back, The Crazy Ones and Helix. He has also written music for many advertisements for brands like Chrysler, Carlsberg, Nokia, Virgin Atlantic, Flybe, Vodafone and Estee Lauder and placed in movie trailers including I Give it A Year and The Rules of Attraction and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Classically trained from an early age, Rupert is a multi-instrumentalist who draws his inspiration from a diverse musical background. He cut his teeth working for Zero-G where he composed content for the ground-breaking DJ game "Mixman" using the sounds of Heaven 17 and KKlass to create interactive tracks.

Rupert then joined Extreme Music, initially as producer for Thomas Dolby's Beatnik platform and then as mastering engineer for Extreme's growing catalogue. He worked on music ranging from Quincy Jones through to numerous classical recordings from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, while also finding time to work on his own compositions, leading to many TV, film and advertising placements.

Most recently Rupert has been composing for various TV shows for Sony / Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop. He has also composed on advertising campaigns for VW, Saga, Booking.com, Argos and EE and trailers for The Clouds of Sils Maria, Keep on Keepin' On, Downton Abbey and The Vampire Diaries.

Rupert Pope : Composer, songwriter & producer

Sept '17

16/10/2017 @ 14:53

Delighted to hear my song “Change Your Ways” , co-written with Giles Palmer, in the highly rated Netflix show “Ozark”

August '17

14/08/2017 @ 18:21

This is my favourite usage of “Ivory Towers” – a beautiful film from Gillette by Grey New York which has picked up no less than six Cannes Lions. Click HERE to view.

July '17

14/08/2017 @ 18:05

Fantastic to hear my track “Electricity” in the new Will Ferrell movie The House!

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June '17 PT 2

29/06/2017 @ 9:43

I’ve recently been working with Thirty Two Music on a composition for this TV commercial created by WCRS for Pride In London and Channel 4. Click HERE to view.

June '17

21/06/2017 @ 17:01

I’m looking forward to playing with Squaretails at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. We’re on the Small World Stage at 8.15pm on Sunday 25th for an hour long set.

May '17

21/06/2017 @ 13:58

Great use of “Burn So Brightly” on this ad for the new Sony Experia XA1 Ultra. Click HERE to view

March '17

21/06/2017 @ 13:36

New work for the U.S. Digital Service using “Ivory Towers” via Extreme Music. Click HERE to view the ad

January '17

17/02/2017 @ 15:04

Great to hear “Beggin’ For Mercy” on Episode One of CBS’s reboot of Macgyver. Click HERE to listen to the track via Extreme Music

October '16

23/10/2016 @ 12:06

14712536_745558605583351_8805748822561036757_oI’m very excited to be nominated in two categories at this years Production Music Awards. In the Best Score category “Ivory Towers” is nominated and in the Best Ambient / Minimalist category “Where We Started” written with Dan Knight is nominated.

September '16

23/10/2016 @ 11:26

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Happy to hear “Coming Round” on Episode one of the new season of hit US comedy Younger. Click HERE to listen to the song (via Extreme Music).

July '16

23/10/2016 @ 11:12

Great to see “Into The light” used on this trailer for Post-apocalyptic US drama The 100. Click HERE to view

 

June '16

17/09/2016 @ 9:37

1k0viywp_400x400I’ve been working with composer John Robertson writing music for the new series of My Kitchen Rules from 7th Wonder productions. Coming to Channel 4 in the autumn.

May '16

06/07/2016 @ 13:52

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 14.48.37New work for Thirty Two – music for an emotive film by Action Productions called “Open Up”. Click HERE to view

March '16

23/03/2016 @ 17:04

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 16.51.11I’ve recently been working with Thirty Two Music on a composition for this new ad for Persil. Click HERE to view.

March '16

16/03/2016 @ 17:36

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 17.30.04Click HERE to view the new Vampire Diaries trailer featuring “Catch Me” by Rupert Pope & John Robertson

Feb '16

27/02/2016 @ 20:14

Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 19.59.54Fantastic to see “Million Miles” used on the trailer for Sony Pictures “The Driftless Area” via Extreme Music. Click HERE to view.

December '15

01/01/2016 @ 20:09

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Excited to see this use of Wrecking Chair on one of my favourite shows You, Me & The Apocalypse via SATV. Click HERE to view.

November '15

01/01/2016 @ 19:50

Screen Shot 2016-01-01 at 19.48.54I recently wrote the music for this advert for the Huawei P8 with music supervision by Studio 32. Click HERE to view.

October '15

04/11/2015 @ 18:17

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 18.04.41Great to see a couple of my songs used on the 3rd Season of  multi-award winning show Ray Donovan via Extreme Music.

Sept '15

28/09/2015 @ 13:47

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 14.39.34Here’s the new ad from Microsoft featuring my solo piano piece “Ivory Towers”. Click HERE to view.

June '15

28/09/2015 @ 13:20

IMG_6665The new studio is up and running now with custom furniture designed by Zaor. Thanks to Studio Creations for their expertise and patience.

 

May '15

15/06/2015 @ 15:16

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 16.11.53Very happy to see “Catch Me” being used on the Trailer for CW Networks new show Containment. Click HERE to view.

 

March 2015

22/03/2015 @ 11:05

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.03.08Loving this use of “Shorty List” on the trailer for the premiere of Madmen Season 7. Click HERE to view

Feb '15

12/02/2015 @ 21:49

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 21.41.36Great to see “Coming Round” featured on this trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey. Click HERE to view.

Dec '14

24/12/2014 @ 15:09

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Here’s a nice use of “Ivory Towers” on this Jack Daniel’s Holiday holograms advert. Happy Christmas! Click HERE to view.

Oct '14

30/10/2014 @ 12:41

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Very happy to pick up a Library Music Award for the song “Broken Bones” written with Dan Knight for Extreme Music. Click HERE to listen.

Sept '14 Pt.2

15/09/2014 @ 13:38

VW

I’ve been working with Felt Music and Giles Palmer on a composition for this cinema advert for VW. Click HERE to view the final version.

Sept '14

12/09/2014 @ 13:34

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 14.29.35Here’s a nice new sync for “Electricity” on the latest Ad from EE and Kevin Bacon . Click HERE to view.

August '14

25/08/2014 @ 9:40

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.14.18Very happy to see “Ivory Towers” has been used on this Trailer for the Quincy Jones produced “Keep On Keepin’ On”  – a feature length documentary about Jazz legend Clark Terry. Click HERE to view.

June '14

08/07/2014 @ 13:31

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Great to see “Humble High” on the new Trailer for “Clouds of Sils Maria”. Click HERE to view.

May '14

02/05/2014 @ 10:24

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 11.23.22Check out the new advert from Booking.com with music by Rupert Pope & Giles Palmer. Click HERE to view.

April '14 PT 2

28/04/2014 @ 11:46

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 12.45.12I’ve recently finished work on the music for Saga’s latest TV ad’s. Music supervision by Studio 32. Click HERE to listen to the track.

April '14

24/04/2014 @ 14:32

I’ve written 3 piano pieces for Extreme Music’s latest Piano Works album. You can listen to “Ivory Towers” HERE

March 2014

10/03/2014 @ 18:22

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 18.13.56Good to start the year with new syncs on shows including the new Syfy thriller “Helix”, the Robin Williams comedy “The Crazy One’s” and this Trailer for “The Vampire Diaries” which uses the song “Infinite” written with Dan Knight feat. Abi on vocals. Click HERE to view.

November '13

10/11/2013 @ 20:12

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Great to see “Humble High” used on the season 4 finale trailer for Downton Abbey. Click HERE to view.

October '13

13/10/2013 @ 12:38

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I’ve been working with Slade London on the music for a series of new ad’s for Just Eat. Click HERE to view the lead 30 second ad “Boot Camp”.

Sept '13 PT 2

02/10/2013 @ 16:12

Ambient Drama

Two of my tracks are on the new Director’s Cuts album “Ambient Drama”. Have a listen to Secrets Untold HERE

Sept '13 PT 1

10/09/2013 @ 15:50

The_big_cI’ve just seen this clip from the final Season of The Big C featuring “Hold On” which I wrote with Giles Palmer. With Roo Savill on vocals and Horns from the Tower of Power. Click HERE to view

August '13

09/09/2013 @ 13:00

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 13.58.5814 Million views and counting on this viral video from Playstation featuring the opening few bars of my string arrangement for “Day One”. Click HERE to view

 

July '13 PT 2

09/09/2013 @ 12:14

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I’ve been re-working the Argos Aliens music for this new ad, featuring a new arrival…Click HERE to view.

July '13 PT. 1

09/09/2013 @ 12:03

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 13.01.20Check out this new ad from L’Oreal  – music by Rupert Pope and Giles Palmer. Click HERE to view.

June 19th 2013

19/06/2013 @ 13:28

Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 14.25.10Three of my tracks are on the new Director’s Cuts album “Choral Themes”. Have a listen to Number the Stars HERE

June 1st 2013

01/06/2013 @ 10:27

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 11.28.40I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with The Mob Film Co and Felt Music on a new campaign for the Man Utd Foundation publicising a charity match against Real Madrid featuring the likes of Scholes, Figo and Zidane. Click HERE to view.

May '13

13/05/2013 @ 19:07

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 20.05.13Here’s a new advert for Statoil using “Day One” by Rupert and Giles Palmer Feat. vocalist  Mark Weaver. Click HERE to view

 

April 2013

23/04/2013 @ 22:54

Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 23.59.19Here’s a new ad for Gangs of Britain with Martin and Gary Kemp – The music is a customised version of Rupert’s track “Grime Capsule”. Click HERE to view.

March '13

03/04/2013 @ 19:43

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Check out this new, potentially controversial TV ad for E45 featuring “Four Trade” by Sly Silver and Sir Realist A.K.A Rupert Pope and Reece Gilmore…via Slade London and Extreme Music. Click HEREto view

Feb '13

02/04/2013 @ 19:08

Live RoomMy Live room is finally complete, including custom made acoustic panels from GIK Acoustics. Fantastic results so far…

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Jan 2013 Pt.2

23/01/2013 @ 22:39

Check out “Hold On” written by Rupert and Giles Palmer on the trailer for the new Working Title comedy “I Give it a Year”. Click HERE to view

Jan 2013

08/01/2013 @ 15:50

Happy New Year! Rupert has written the music for a new ad for Imperial Leather via Felt Music…Click HERE to view

Dec '12

07/12/2012 @ 22:15

Rupert has been working on the music for this short film for Help For Heroes / Flying For Freedom. Click HERE to view.

November '12

31/10/2012 @ 17:37

Just seen this Vodafone ad from a few months back which uses “Believe Me” written by Rupert and Reece Gilmore…Click HERE to view and listen very closely!

To hear the full song click HERE

October '12

25/10/2012 @ 18:26

Here are a couple of new usages of Rupert’s music from around the world….from Russian TV, a promo for The Simpsons  using “Humble High”

….from Australia a promo for the new season of “Bones” using “Burn So Brightly”

….and from the UK a promo for Nigelissma on BBC2

17 September 2012

17/09/2012 @ 9:22

Check out Rupert’s latest re-record for Felt Music & Film 4  – Click HERE to view

August '12 Part 2

17/08/2012 @ 10:55

Rupert and composer/guitarist Giles Palmer have finished work on their Acoustic Sessions projects – a collection of atmospheric songs combining modern acoustic and folk influences with ethereal production and classical orchestration. Check out the tracks on Soundcloud by clicking HERE

August '12 Part 1

12/08/2012 @ 12:34

Click HERE to view a nice new usage of Rupert’s song “Burn So Brightly”. The track is also now available on iTunes and Amazon

July '12

12/07/2012 @ 12:33

Rupert has been working on music for Film 4’s latest promo and completing two minimal piano pieces – you can listen to one of the tracks “The New White” HERE

June '12

12/06/2012 @ 12:32

Rupert’s track “Play the Chill” has hit 100,000 views on YouTube having been used on one of the Adult Swim channel’s bumps – have a listen HERE

May '12

18/05/2012 @ 17:02

Rupert’s solo piano piece “Wax Lyrical” has been used on the Intro sequence of American Idol’s semi-final show – you can see the film by clicking HERE

April '12

18/05/2012 @ 17:02

Rupert has just finished working with Felt Music on the soundtrack to new radio and tv adverts for the airline Flybe.

March '12

18/05/2012 @ 17:01

Rupert’s post rock tracks “Falling Angels” and “Dancing with Dragons” are now available on Amazon and iTunes

Feb '12

25/02/2012 @ 10:17

Have a listen to Rupert playing with the The Squaretails on their BBC radio debut…CLICK HERE

Jan '12

12/01/2012 @ 17:58

Happy New Year! Rupert has co-written the music for thee new Argos campaign – Click HERE to view…

Dec '11

10/12/2011 @ 19:55

Rupert has written the music for this new ad from Peckish – you can watch it HERE

Nov '11

10/11/2011 @ 12:51

Rupert has written 2 new tracks for Extreme Music’s Post Rock 2 album – Click HERE to listen

October '11

01/10/2011 @ 13:44

Rupert has scored the latest ad from Nestle water – Click HERE to view

September '11

24/09/2011 @ 10:33

New ad featuring Fuze music for Borro.com – Click HERE to view

August '11

23/08/2011 @ 13:32

Piano Works featuring 2 solo piano pieces by Rupert Pope is now available on iTunes and Amazon

Also, now available on iTunes is Woody Allen’s latest film – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – featuring the track  “Laser Luxe” by Fuze.

July '11

10/07/2011 @ 14:28

Check out this ad from Virgin America using 2 tracks co-written by Rupert…Click HERE

June '11

10/06/2011 @ 10:26

Rupert has co-written and produced 4 new songs set for release via Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV. Two of the tracks were co-written with and feature the vocals of UK Top 10 selling Artist Mclean. The tracks also feature the awesome brass section of funk / soul legends Tower of Power!


April '11

10/04/2011 @ 11:23

Rupert has co-written the music to the latest ad for US Bank, State Street

March '11

10/03/2011 @ 13:16

Rupert has written 5 new tracks for Extreme Music (Sony ATV). The album “Orchtronica” will soon be available for worldwide sync. Go to www.extrememusic.com for a listen.

Feb '11

10/02/2011 @ 17:15

Rupert has just finished work on new idents for Acuvue soon to be broadcast on Sky Living HD.

Jan '11

01/01/2011 @ 17:13

Rupert has been working on promos for Nokia and co-written new music for SKY – have a listen to Flower Child HERE

Dec '10

08/12/2010 @ 12:48

A busy end to the year including new music for Princess Productions and a re-record of “Burly Brawl’ from the soundtrack of The Matrix Reloaded by Juno Reactor and Don Davis. Click HERE to listen.