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Who composes commercial music?

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Don Bodin, John Kaefer and Dana Kaproff are three composers who have written music for television and Internet commercials, including for companies such as Sprint, Toyota, Yamaha, Hewlett-Packard and Taco Bell. Each composer has a website that includes samples and lists his commercial music compositions.

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As of 2015, composer Don Bodin has written over 100 pieces for use in advertisement, including commercials for Sprint Business's Procession, Yamaha F200 Outboard Engine, the Toyota Aygo European Campaign, the Land Cruiser V8 2012 Ad Campaign and the Prius Plug-In Hybrid 2013VH1 Branding Promo. He is the recipient of the 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Score for a Commercial Advertisement and has received multiple other award nominations.

John Kaefer is also the recipient of many awards, and has written music for the advertising campaigns of Hewlett-Packard, LG, Simmons, IBM, Pfizer and Marriott. He graduated from the prestigious Julliard School of Music and the Yale University School of Music.

Dana Kaproff's contributions to advertising include the Kyocera Winds of Change commercial and soundtracks for BMW, DC Drifting, Forex, Wilson and Taco Bell advertisements. He has written music for over 100 television programs and spots in total, including on major networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox and HBO.

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