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Michael McCann | Composer Studio

Michael McCann’s award winning work as composer, producer and sound designer has been recognized and showcased worldwide. His broadcast and client resume includes some of the biggest companies in entertainment and advertising, including Paramount Pictures, Ubisoft, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Deutsche Inc., MTV, Square Enix, Ogilvy & Mather, Discovery Channel and many more.

Michael has been lead composer on the multi-million selling games Borderlands 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent (as ‘Behavior’), XCOM: Enemy Unknown & Enemy Within. Over the last 20 years, Michael has also been lead composer on countless projects in television and advertising, including series’ from Discovery Channel, Showcase Networks and dozens of ad campaigns throughout the US, Canada and Europe. His music has been featured in everything from blockbuster film trailers to television series in over 30 countries. Earlier in his career, Michael  was also supervising sound designer & music editor on director Michael Dowse’s first films, It’s All Gone Pete Tong and FUBAR.

McCann’s original music for games, TV & film have earned him nominations from the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), Hollywood Music In Media Awards, Spike TV VGA’s, G4TV, IGN and more. In 2016, the “Announcement Trailer” for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, scored by McCann, earned a Clio award (audio / visual) for advertising. His work in sound design has also earned him 2 Genie nominations and 2 Leo Awards [It’s All Gone Pete Tong]. In 2011, IGN listed Michael as one of the top 30 people working in video games, and in 2012, his main theme Icarus, from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, was chosen to be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the compilation series “Greatest Music in Video Games 2“.

In mid-2019 McCann was announced as one of the four lead composers on Borderlands 3, the 2019 sequel to one of the best selling franchises in gaming. Borderlands 3 is available worldwide on September 13th, 2019 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.