Daniel Yount interview
How did you become enamored with epic music?
I first fell in love with “epic music” from a very early age. I know I heard a soundtrack or two when I was young, and thought that was the only kind of music that was ever worth a crap (I have a deep respect for other artists in other musical genres though). However, only through epic, orchestral music could you get the sort of spine tingling high when the strings glide on top of an epic brass melody… Or at least no other type of music has been able to do that to me.
What are your plans for the future regarding trailer music?
I certainly want to continue producing music. Whether it be trailer music or soundtracks- time will tell.
Do you have any comments for your fans?
My fans are absolutely amazing. They put up with my “brain droppings” on facebook and twitter on a daily basis. Those “brain droppings” usually include food, haha- but in all seriousness, I love my fans. Getting an email from a stranger on the other side of the world saying how he plays my music on a daily basis warms my heart. I’ve had countless emails, facebook mentions, and even fan appreciation threads on forums. I am very grateful.
What are your thoughts on the future of epic trailer music?
Trailer music, in my opinion, will continue to grow exponentially over the next few years. It’s not a very popular “genre” yet, but I deem it just as important as “pop” or “jazz” music. People will always ask themselves where the music from trailers come from, then they will dig around until they find the composer. That’s how I discovered my love for the (very specific) genre “trailer music”