Composing unique music for film, brands, TV and other projects

Composition for film, TV, brands, stage & live performance

John Hardy Music is a team of multi-talented composers, creating unique music compositions for film, TV, Brands, Stage and Live performance. We create music. We collaborate with leading artists. We explore new ideas in music and sound. We share our work and our working process.

We've composed original music for over 350 productions, and have won six BAFTA Cymru awards. Established in 1980, we are based at Chapter Arts in Cardiff, Wales.



"Surely one of the loveliest soundtracks to grace a crime drama."

Radio Times on Hinterland

"A thoroughly stylish production... (a) stirring score."

Sunday Times on Hinterland

"It's a corker... there was a sense of capriciousness and subtle menace woven right through the production"

The Telegraph on Hinterland

★★★★☆ "Streets ahead in terms of subtlety and sustained moodiness"

The Times on Hinterland

★★★★☆ "The combination of the story and the setting... is overwhelming. What is impressive... is the totality of the experience.... superb production, with atmospheric music by John Hardy."

The Guardian on The Persians

"Vivid, heartbreaking, illuminating and utterly brilliant... Life and Fate represents the pinnacle of radio drama"

The Guardian on Life and Fate

Take a look inside our studio. Look us up on IMDB. We're published and represented by Faber Music. Our music is released on Ffin Records. We're proud of our work with everyone who's been part of John Hardy Music since we started -  read more about former team members.

We have had the pleasure of working on a wide range of projects within the Film and TV industry, as well as working with a number of leading brands. One of our recent collaborations is Hinterland, which can be streamed via Netflix. View all our compositions on our Listen page.