Tyler Bates

Tyler Bates is a prolific film composer best known for his score to the Zack Snyder-directed action hit "300," which engendered some unwelcome publicity in the form of a plagiarism scandal. Bates, a Los Angeles native ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1977

Filmography

Music (66)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 (Movie)

(Composer)

John Wick, Chapter 2 2017 (Movie)

(Music)

The Coldest City 2017 (Movie)

(Music)

Californication 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

Keep Watching 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Kingdom 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

Salem 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Music/Score Programming (Score Mixing)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

("Killing Strangers") (Song)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

("Killing Strangers") (Song Performer)

The Sacrament 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Low Winter Sun 2013 (Tv Show)

Music

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Music Composer("Beezel") (Composer)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("The Cat Song") (Song)

Killer Joe 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Conan the Barbarian 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

Songs Arranger and Producer (Music Arranger)

Super 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Sym-Bionic Titan 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Way 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

(Composer)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Doomsday 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Doomsday 2008 (Movie)

Score Producer (Score Recording)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

Programming (Music)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

300 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

300 2007 (Movie)

Choral Arrangement (Music)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Gone, But Not Forgotten 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Original Music

See No Evil 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Slither 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Slither 2006 (Movie)

Score Producer (Original Score)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("Who's the Thief" from What's the Worst that Could Happen?) (Song)

The Devil's Rejects 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

You Got Served 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

City of Ghosts 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Night at the Golden Eagle 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

American High 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Guitar (Performer)

Get Carter 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 (Movie)

("Echopiex" "I'd Die") (Song)

Denial 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Suicide: The Comedy 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Blue Flame 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Ballistic 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Criminal Hearts 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Alien Avengers II (TV Show)

Music

Not Like Us (TV Show)

Music

Rated X (TV Show)

Music

The Dead Will Tell (TV Show)

Composer

Wasted (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Tyler Bates is a prolific film composer best known for his score to the Zack Snyder-directed action hit "300," which engendered some unwelcome publicity in the form of a plagiarism scandal. Bates, a Los Angeles native, began his professional career in the early 1990s, scoring low-budget thrillers and science-fiction films with titles like "Tammy and the T-Rex." During this period, he also performed as half of an alternative rock duo, Pet, with singer-songwriter Lisa Papineau, releasing a sole album on Atlantic Records in 1996. Moving full-time into film scoring, Bates continued working in low-budget and direct-to-video films before eventually rising to higher-profile films like "Baadasssss!," Mario Van Peebles's affectionate biopic of his father, independent filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, and a remake of George A. Romero's classic 1970s zombie flick "Dawn of the Dead." The director on the latter film was a young filmmaker named Zack Snyder, who worked again with Bates on his next two films, the graphic novel adaptations "300" and "Watchmen." The first of those films was at the center of a brief scandal when it was revealed that Bates had plagiarized several music cues in his score from Elliot Goldenthal's score for Julie Taymor's experimental Shakespeare adaptation, "Titus"; Warner Brothers Studios took the unusual step of acknowledging and apologizing for the intellectual property theft on its website. Bates has also worked closely with musician-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie, scoring all Zombie's films including his reboot of the slasher-flick staple "Halloween" and its sequel.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "300" and "Les Gardiens de la Galaxie"

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