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Since the days before even its official creation, Filmtracks has maintained "tributes" to the most successful contemporary composers. Through the first thirteen years of the site, these tributes were limited to either the most popular composers in the industry or those whose work Filmtracks wished to specifically support. In 2009, the tributes were automated so that at least a basic page could exist for all active, major composers, even if a wealth of information was not published for that composer.

The most extensive composer pages feature a biography, a filmography (containing only scores for full-length productions on the big or small screen; no television series, video games, or concerts are included), editorial recommendations of the composer's must-have scores, several quotes from the composer, and up to two pictures. The most basic composer pages include one picture, year of birth (and death, if applicable), and links to each of that composer's reviews at Filmtracks.

All composer pages automatically provide data on which of his or her scores (if any) exist in the top 100 lists of Filmtracks' traffic and viewer ratings averages. This information, as well as the statistics listed in the filmographies and review lists, is updated once per day (or immediately upon the addition of new reviews). To qualify for a basic page at Filmtracks, a composer must have been active in the Digital Age of film music (starting in the late-1980's) and have several works reviewed at the site.
(see legend below for abbreviations and codes)
RT FRVRVTCT DatesAvailable Information
Craig Armstrong1959-123.833.445,08629206/09 - 05/15REC
David Arnold1962-153.473.2743,68452309/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Klaus Badelt1968-1133.09102,3592,50006/09 - 05/15REC
Lorne Balfe1976-162.942.8418,66942909/21
John Barry1933-2011273.853.5626,9068907/98 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
Tyler Bates1965-82.132.293,66210509/21
Christophe Beck1972-143.073.073,7666605/15
Marco Beltrami1966-272.742.7917,42825806/09 - 05/15REC
Elmer Bernstein1922-2004183.253.1610,3424708/03 - 05/15SUMFLM
Bruce Broughton1945-103.33.23,8622406/09 - 05/15REC
Carter Burwell1955-192.842.8110,95015306/09 - 05/15
Mychael Danna1958-153.333.084,6353406/09 - 05/15REC
Don Davis1957-103.23.0443,9841,06206/09 - 05/15
John Debney1956-523.293.0545,64391310/99 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
Alexandre Desplat1961-283.363.2214,41819707/09 - 05/15REC
Patrick Doyle1953-303.833.522,81539507/98 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Randy Edelman1947-183.063.1728,08217309/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Cliff Eidelman1964-173.293.188,2163407/01 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Danny Elfman1953-773.233.35139,5181,79405/97 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
George Fenton1950-143.643.3916,32911706/09 - 05/15REC
Michael Giacchino1967-373.513.2118,80126606/09 - 05/15REC
Elliot Goldenthal1954-163.133.216,72256007/03 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQ
Jerry Goldsmith1929-20041133.33.32145,12495609/96 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
Harry Gregson-Williams1961-362.942.9752,25096606/09 - 05/15REC
Lee Holdridge1944-133.753.297,14614708/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Tom Holkenborg1967-1122.263,0358409/21
James Horner1953-20151033.173.26194,0752,57611/95 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
James Newton Howard1951-663.413.4279,1321,38312/00 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Mark Isham1951-222.862.878,6045106/09 - 05/15REC
Steve Jablonsky1970-121.752.2510,44928305/15
Henry Jackman1974-192.742.695,6187005/15
Trevor Jones1949-183.783.4224,97814609/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Michael Kamen1948-2003143.143.2233,41022806/09 - 05/15
Harald Kloser1956-82.52.63,18610009/21
Mark Mancina1957-133.313.149,5799006/09 - 05/15
Dario Marianelli1963-103.73.355,22318506/09 - 05/15REC
Mark McKenzie1957-103.93.383,865701/00 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Joel McNeely1959-163.383.17,8204806/09 - 05/15
Alan Menken1949-153.673.4458,53013706/09 - 05/15REC
Ennio Morricone1928-202093.113.249,0557306/09 - 05/15REC
David Newman1954-123.173.2519,0178106/09 - 05/15REC
Randy Newman1943-203.13.0921,89513306/09 - 05/15REC
Thomas Newman1955-343.123.156,23352907/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
John Ottman1964-353.173.0319,62143708/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Basil Poledouris1945-2006333.523.2734,76337307/98 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Rachel Portman1960-293.293.2526,60215007/98 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
John Powell1963-463.223.1248,58760306/09 - 05/15REC
Trevor Rabin1954-122.52.6313,01117906/09 - 05/15
Graeme Revell1955-192.742.7816,15328806/09 - 05/15REC
Marc Shaiman1959-93.333.1818,7499106/09 - 05/15
Howard Shore1946-253.563.3298,7363,10106/09 - 05/15REC
Alan Silvestri1950-373.413.2834,64355308/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Brian Tyler1972-353.293.115,87827106/09 - 05/15REC
Benjamin Wallfisch1979-83.52.961,566809/21REC
Stephen Warbeck1953-73.293.229,0243606/09 - 05/15
John Williams1932-753.83.68351,7004,98109/96 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
Gabriel Yared1949-103.113.218,55149706/09 - 05/15REC
Christopher Young1957-253.443.129,30518009/03 - 05/15SUMFLMREC
Hans Zimmer1957-1012.932.94279,4146,53305/97 - 05/15SUMFLMRECEXQEXP
Reviews: RT - Review Total (the number of reviews of that composer's works at Filmtracks)
Ratings: FR - Filmtracks Rating (average of all ratings for that composer's reviews)
VR - Viewer Rating (average of all Filmtracks readers' ratings for that composer's scores)
VT - Vote Total (sum of all reader votes cast for each composer's scores)
Comments: CT - indicates the sum of all messages posted in response to the reviews of that composer's music
Dates: 1st - indicates the month and year during which the page was first published
2nd - indicates the month and year of the most recent significant revision (if any) to the page
Extras: SUM - Editorial summary or biography of that composer's career
FLM - Filmography of the composer's feature motion picture scores
REC - Additional editorial recommendations
EXQ - Additional quotes by the composer
EXP - Additional pictures of the composer
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