Hans Zimmer has entered a joint venture with a subsidiary of Sony/ATV.
Billboard reports that the acclaimed score composer and his business partner Steve Kofsky have formed The 'Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop with Extreme Music' - the production division of Sony/ATV.
The new company - which has already worked on a number of shows in an initial proof of concept phase over the past year - will focus on creating 'show-specific libraries and scores for unscripted, reality, documentary and light drama television productions'.
Its Santa Monica base houses 14 writing rooms and two recording studios.
Kofsky will serve as the Bleeding Fingers chairman and Russell Emmanuel, who is is Extreme Music's CEO, will also take on the same role at Bleeding Fingers. He said: “We're not scoring to picture, but we’re creating tones for the characters and cues for different areas – heartbreak, disappointment.
“We create a number of tracks specifically for that show and hand over a package of stems and drones, giving the music editor a tool box to self-score the show. Then they are creatively invested.”
He added: “Essentially, it’s a lane of business that has been booming because of reality companies and it splits nicely between our two companies. Both companies are trusted, diligent about copyright, and there’s a quality level.”
Kofsky, co-founder of Remote Control, is bringing his existing colleague Jacob Shea into the new business as lead composer.