Hollywood-based film composer and music producer Yang Zhang (also known as Zhang Yang, Chinese characters “张旸”) pursues a multi-faced career in film scoring, music publishing, digital music startup, and other digital media related business endeavors. Her music career can be traced back to her childhood.
After taking years of classical music training, she built her early-stage music career as a composer then immediately jumped into the diverse landscape of electronic music, inspired by those EDM’s heavy hitters in the late 90’s such as Richie Hawtin, Lamb, Talvin Singh, to name just a few.
With the release of her electronic music single and album titled “Road to Wutumeiren” endorsed by Universal Records China, her cutting-edge style, and high-end creative production helped her to win widespread acclaim.
This included UK-based producer Guy Sigsworth (half of “Frou Frou”, producer for Madonna, Björk, Britney Spears, etc.) and New York-based music publisher, Ed Steinberg, best known as music director for Madonna’s first music video “Everybody.”
Consequently, in 2010, Yang Zhang officially signed an artist manager contract with Ed Steinberg and his New York-based music publishing company RockaMedia, which led her to relocating to Los Angeles by the end of 2010.
In 2011, during her contractual period with her talent management company, she scored an American indie feature titled “Love Magic” and a documentary about the 80’s Spring Break phenomenon in Daytona Beach.
Additionally, she officially became a member of the Academy Television Arts & Science (Emmy) music peer group. In 2012, her creative music production sparked franchise “Transformer” video game director, Flint Dille’s interest, who invited her to join his creative team for the new upcoming trans media franchise titled “Tiki WikiTiki”.
She scored the theme track and featured ending track for this retro-inspired adventure franchise.
During 2013 to 2016, she has been working closely with numerous top Hollywood-based music publishing companies, including Megatrax Production Music, Ole Music Publishing, Fine Tune Music, etc.
After spending years of music production in the fields of film, TV major and Indie albums productions, she electrifies and re-defines film music genres by infusing her unique sound architecture designed for a variety of combined textures with electronic music elements and modern orchestral productions.