List of composers

From Legacy Portable Computing Wiki

This is an incomplete list of composers and arrangers who are in the scope of this wiki. This includes any composer that has worked on several sounds for legacy portable computing products, such as ringtones, alerts, alarms, UI sounds, and music tracks.

Composers who only did one piece of music in total are not listed here, along with stock music composers whose music was merely licensed as a ringtone. Many of these companies also have products not in the scope of this wiki, so composers who only worked on those are not listed here.

Beatnik

Name Years employed Type Involvement
Kim Cascone 1996—1999
In-house (1996—1998)
Contractor (1999)
Music tracks, UI sounds
Steven Clark 1998—2002 In-house (1998—2001)
Contractor (2002)
Music tracks, ringtones, management
Gianluigi Di Costanzo 1998—2002 Contractor Music tracks
Thomas Dolby 1993—2002 In-house Music tracks, UI sounds, ringtones, management
Peter Drescher 1996(?)—2000(?) Contractor Music tracks, UI sounds, sound banks
Kean Freitas 1997 Contractor Classical arrangements
Tony Hoffer 1998—1999 Contractor Music tracks
Steve Horner 1999(?)-2002 Contractor Music tracks, ringtones
Matt Levine 2000—2004 In-house (2000—2001)
Contractor (2002—2004)
Ringtones, management
Iki Levy 1998 Contractor Music tracks
Blake Leyh 1996(?)—2000(?) In-house Music tracks, UI sounds
Sal Orlando 1998—2002 In-house (1998—2001)
Contractor (2002)
Ringtones, management
Brian Salter 1996—2005 In-house (1996—1998)
Contractor (1998—2005)
Music tracks, UI sounds, ringtones, sound banks
Paul Sebastien 1995—1998 In-house Music tracks, UI sounds, sound banks, management

Danger

Name Years employed Type Involvement
Peter Drescher 2001—2008 In-house Ringtones, UI sounds, sound banks, management
Brian Salter 2005—2006 Contractor Game music and sounds

Google

Name Years employed Type Involvement Notes
Benjamin Decker 2015—present In-house Ringtones, alarms and notifications
Peter Drescher 2010—2011 Contractor Ringtones and notifications for Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Charles Massabo 2008—2009 Contractor Sound director/composer for NewWave Labs, which created ringtones and notifications for Android 1.0-2.2
Conor O'Sullivan 2015—present In-house Head of sound design, has also composed many ringtones, alarms and notifications
Ali Spagnola 2008—2011 Contractor Ringtones and notifications for Android 1.0-4.1
Dave Sparks 2007—2020 In-house Ringtones and notifications for Android 2.1 and the Motorola Droid A855 Only known to be involved with composition in 2009

HTC

Name Years employed Type Involvement
Benjamin Bethurum 2008—2013 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and music
Luc Burson 2011—2016 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and music
Andrew Champlin 2013—2021 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and music
Alex Moulton 2011 Contractor HTC Rhyme startup

Microsoft

This only includes composers involved with Windows Mobile, Windows Phone and other Microsoft-related legacy portable computing products. While Conor O'Sullivan worked there from 2009 to 2015, he only worked within the Xbox division so he is not listed here.

Name Years employed Type Involvement Notes
Hannu af Ursin 2014—2015 In-house (Microsoft Mobile) Ringtones, alarms and notifications for various Microsoft Lumia phones
Asbjoern Andersen 2014—2015 Contractor (Microsoft Mobile) Ringtones for various Microsoft Lumia phones
Matthew Bennett 2008—2021 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone
Benjamin Bethurum 2004—2008 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds for Windows Mobile 6.0 and Zune Not involved with composition until 2006
Henry Daw 2014—2015 In-house (Microsoft Mobile) Ringtones, alarms and notifications for various Microsoft Lumia phones
Peter Drescher 2008—2009 In-house UI sounds, possibly ringtones and notifications
Aleksi Eeben 2014—2015 In-house (Microsoft Mobile) Ringtones, alarms and notifications for various Microsoft Lumia phones
Tapio Hakanen 2014—2015 In-house (Microsoft Mobile) Head of Microsoft Mobile sound design
Ben Lord 2014—2015 In-house (Microsoft Mobile) Ringtones, alarms, notifications and music for various Microsoft Lumia phones
Bill Wolford 1994—2003 Contractor Ringtones and UI sounds for Pocket PC 2000 to Windows Mobile 2003

Motorola

This does not include composers who composed tracks that were licensed from APM Music and adapted into ringtones, as those were not written specifically as Motorola ringtones.

Name Years employed Type Involvement Notes
David Brenner 2000—2012 In-house Ringtones, alerts and UI sounds Not involved in composition after 2003
Keith Manners 2004—2008 Contractor (via APM Music) Ringtone arrangements Did not work directly for Motorola, but rather created MIDI versions of tracks licensed from APM Music
Justin McGrath 2006—2013 In-house Ringtones, notifications and UI sounds
Alex Moulton 2013 Contractor Motorola DROID Ultra default ringtone
Conor O'Sullivan 2002—2009, 2014 In-house (2002—2009)
Contractor (2014)
Ringtones, notifications and UI sounds
Grant J. Robson 2003—2004 Contractor (via MTV) 50 MTV ringtones
Adam Tober 2001 Contractor Ringtones

Nokia

Name Years employed Type Involvement Notes
Hannu af Ursin 2002—2014 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications, music and UI sounds
Regina Albrectsen 2006 Contractor (via Epic Sound) Three ringtones
Asbjoern Andersen 2003—2014 Contractor Ringtones
Timo Anttila 2001—2002 In-house Ringtones
Taneli Armanto 1995—2011 In-house Ringtones Only involved in composition for monophonic ringtones
Ilkka Bergius 2004 In-house Ringtones Trainee
Paul Bergman 2005—2010 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones
Markus Castrén 2002 In-house Ringtones, alerts Trainee
Henry Daw 2002—2014, 2017—2018 In-house (2002—2014)
Contractor (2017—2018)
Ringtones, alarms, notifications, music, UI sounds and project management
Thomas Dolby 2000(?)—2002 Contractor Ringtones
Aleksi Eeben 2002—2014 In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications, music, UI sounds, sound banks and project management
Johan Efrik 2010 Contractor Music
Brian Eno 2006 Contractor Ringtones, alarms and notifications exclusive to the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition
Ben Gatehouse 2006—2010 Contractor Ringtones, branding music
Niklas Gustavsson 2004(?)—2006(?) Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones
Tapio Hakanen 2008—2014 In-house Head of sound design; also did some ringtones, alarms, notifications, music, and UI sounds
Matt Harding ??? Contractor Six ringtones
Steve Horner 2002 Contractor Ringtones
Sannaliisa Ilkka 2009—2010 In-house Alerts Trainee
Kruder & Dorfmeister 2007 Contractor Ringtones, alarms and notifications exclusive to the Nokia 8800 Arte
William Lim Jr 2003—2006 Contractor Regional/downloadable ringtones
Ian Livingstone 2000—2004 Contractor Ringtone arrangements
Ben Lord 2011—2014, 2017—2018 In-house (2011—2014)
Contractor (2017—2018)
Ringtones, alarms, notifications, music and UI sounds
Alexander Makrev 2012 Contractor Music for the Bulgarian Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia 808 PureView commercials
Fredrik Mårdh 2003—2007 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones
Noa Nakai 1999—2008 Contractor Ringtones, alerts
Ian Post 2008 Contractor Three ringtones
Ryuichi Sakamoto 2005 Contractor Ringtones, alarms and notifications exclusive to the Nokia 8800
Jussi Salonen 2001—2002 In-house Ringtones Not to be confused with the Nokia developer Jussi Salonen
Brian Salter 2001(?)—2004(?) Contractor Ringtones, sound banks
Leonard Soosay 2000—2005 Contractor Regional ringtones
Mikko Tillander 1999—2014 In-house Head of sound design; also did some ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds Not involved in sound after 2008
Jarkko Ylikoski 1999—2012 In-house Head of sound design; did not compose any ringtones but possibly optimized some Only involved with sound between 2000 to 2003

Samsung

This does not include composers who only worked on versions of Over the Horizon, nor does it include composers whose work was merely licensed from sources such as Yamaha.

Name Years employed Type Involvement Notes
Park Hye-li 2005(?) Contractor Ringtones
Moon Sik Jeong 2004—present In-house Ringtones Mainly a technical engineer, but is known to have worked on ringtones too
Sungmin Kim 2014—present In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds
Yong-gu Lee 2005—present In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds
Yunjae Lee 2013—present In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds
Samy Mouss 2000—2003(?) In-house(?) Ringtones
Mitsuru Sakaue 2008 Contractor Ringtones
Sang-Won Shim 2004—present In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds
Seung-hye Yoo 20??—present(?) In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds
Joong-sam Yun 2004—present In-house Ringtones, alarms, notifications and UI sounds

Sony Ericsson

Name Years employed Type Involvement
Hans Åkerhjelm 2004—2007(?) Contractor Ringtones
Paul Bergman 2001(?)—2010 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones, notifications, alarms, music tracks
Johan Efrik 2010 Contractor Music for preloaded videos on Android phones
Niklas Gustavsson 2001—2010 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones, notifications, alarms, music tracks
Douglas Holmquist 2009—2011(?) Contractor Music for promotional videos
Fredrik Mårdh 2003—2007 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones
Jonathan Myrberg 2001(?)—2004 Contractor (via PlusFourSix) Ringtones
Brian Salter 2001—2002 Contractor Ringtones, sound banks
Örjan Strandberg 2001—2008 Contractor Ringtones, notifications, alarms
Thomas Tibert ??? Contractor Ringtones
Kevin Wooding 2003 Contractor Ringtones

Yamaha

This only includes composers involved with Yamaha SMAF.

Name Years employed Type Involvement
Tsukasa Arakawa 2001—2002 Contractor(?) Ringtones
Dave Bristow 1978—2014 Contractor Ringtones, development
Kimitaka Matsumae 2001—2005(?) Contractor Ringtones, alerts
Naoki Matsuura 2001 Contractor(?) Ringtones
Yasunori Ogawa ??? In-house Ringtones

Carriers

Name Companies Years employed Type Involvement
Peter Drescher Sprint, AT&T 1990s Contractor Startup sound (Sprint)
unknown (AT&T)
Lance Massey Deutsche Telekom 1998—1999 Contractor T-Mobile jingle and "Hello Hola"