The Music Sales Group is proud to announce the signing of Jacob Groth. The Danish composer is renowned for his soundtrack to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and his music for the recent major CBS drama series ‘Unforgettable’. Groth has agreed his publishing deal with Edition Wilhelm Hansen, the Copenhagen-based affiliate of the Music Sales Group of Companies.
Jacob Groth comments: ‘I am ambitious. Ambitious for excellence, and I believe my best work is still ahead of me. As an artist, I am constantly looking to link up with people that share my passion for the creation of music that can best serve the project on which I am co-operating. From my first meeting with the dynamic Music Sales team, I became convinced that this is the right partnership to enable me to reach my creative goals. They also represent the qualities and ideals that I most value in our industry.’
Chris Butler, Head of Publishing & Rights at Music Sales, adds: ‘Within the world of film and high-end drama Jacob Groth’s name is a byword for quality. We are very excited that we now have an opportunity to join with this remarkable composer and help him grow what is already a magnificent body of work.’
Edition Wilhelm Hansen (EWH) Chairman of the Board Tine Birger Christensen says: ‘It is indeed an honour to have the opportunity to work together with Jacob, a composer whose work mixes Nordic noir with haunting melodies and a man who is dedicated to the art of creating music that serves the films he is scoring. Music that one feels rather than just hears.’
EWH Managing Director Loui Törnqvist comments: ‘It is very exciting to be working with a writer of such a high calibre. I look forward to a very successful partnership.’
About Jacob Groth
Jacob Groth was born in 1951 in Copenhagen. He still lives there, and shares his time between Denmark and Los Angeles. His early years were spent as a performer in various blues/rock bands. His first major work was on the Søren Kragh-Jacobsen film debut ‘Vil Du Se Min Smukke Navle?’. Jacob’s working relationship with Kragh-Jacobsen led to a long period of collaboration. He also built an ongoing working relationship with Director Rumle Hammerich which included the movie ‘Otto Er Et Næsehorn’ in 1983 up to ‘Headhunter’ in 2009. He is perhaps most famous for his score work on the film trilogy based on Swedish crime author Stieg Larssons Millennium series of 3 best-selling novels ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ (nominated for Best Score at the European Film Awards), The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest’ and ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’. In 2012 he teamed up once again with Millennium director Niels Arden Oplev to score the major Hollywood production ‘Dead Man Down’, starring Colin Farrell, and followed this in 2014 with the action thriller ‘Skin Trade’.
Jacob has excelled in his more recent TV work, from the late 90s watershed Danish drama series ‘Taxa’ to his Emmy Award-winning work on the early life of Hans Christian Andersen ‘Young Andersen’. In 2012 he was commissioned to work on the pilot of CBS drama series ‘Unforgettable’, a series that, aided by Groth’s atmospheric score, went on to run for 4 seasons and for which Jacob was awarded Best Music Score at the ASCAP Awards. He is currently working on series 2 of the hit Swedish crime series ‘Modus’ and has several exciting European projects in the pipeline.
Nordic noir live in Los Angeles
On September 25 2016 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Groth will host a night of Nordic noir in a one-of-a-kind benefit concert. The event will feature a live audiovisual performance from The Danish Film Harmonics encompassing the acclaimed soundtrack for the film ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. All profits will go to the Friends of Griffith Park, an organisation dedicated to the protection of urban wildlife.
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Selected Awards & Nominations
Emmy Awards (USA/International)
Rejseholdet/Unit One (Winner, Best International Drama Series) (2002)
Krøniken (Nominee, Best International Drama Series) (2004)
Unge Andersen/Young Andersen (Winner Best International Miniseries) (2004)
Ørnen/The Eagle/Der Adler (Winner, Best International Drama Series) (2005)
Millennium/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (TV Miniseries version) (Winner Best TV Movie/TV Series) (2010)
Livvagterne/The Protectors (Winner Best International TV Series) (2010)
Guldregn (Winner, Best Original Score) (1988)
Drømmen/We Shall Overcome (Winner, Best Original Score) (2006)
The ugly duckling and me (Winner, Best Original Score) (2007)
To Verdner/Worlds Apart (Best Original Score) (2008)
ASCAP Awards (USA)
Unforgettable (2012, 2014, 2015)
Premios Ondas (Spain)
Taxa (Denmark) (1997-98) (Winner, Best Foreign TV Series)
European Film Awards
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Nominee Best European Film Composer) (2009)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Winner Best Film not in the English Language) (2009)