ABOUT THE ALBUM
The soundtrack for The YouTube Effect is influenced by and features a kaleidoscope of electronic music styles such as ambient, synthwave, electro, EDM, and IDM. Since much of the content on YouTube is dance music derived, Haslinger enlisted legendary DJ John Tejada to co-write and mix several tracks on the album. Similarly to Haslinger’s previous work in Tangerine Dream, this is yet another release that works effectively as both a soundtrack album and as a standalone electronic music album.
ABOUT THE FILM
In this eye-opening documentary, Alex Winter presents a thoughtful, troubling look at YouTube, a site with humble origins that has gone on to change how we experience the world. In order to incentivize its creators and keep users engaged, it has created an algorithm that tries to predict what users will be most interested in, however, the documentary explores how the algorithm has created unforeseen privacy and ethical problems that could potentially be the website’s downfall.
ABOUT PAUL HASLINGER
Paul Haslinger is an Austrian musician and Emmy-nominated composer based in Los Angeles. Hebegan his career as a member of the Grammy-Nominated Electronic Music Pioneers Tangerine Dream and toured with the band extensively from 1985-90, contributing to projects such as the album Underwater Sunlight (1986), as well as the films Near Dark (1987) and Miracle Mile (1988). In 1991, Haslinger moved to Los Angeles and began to shift his focus towards film scoring. It was his programming work for composer Graeme Revell that caught the attention of Hollywood executives which lead to his first solo credit, scoring HBO’s Cheaters in 2000. Haslinger’s unique approach to scoring is based on his belief that, music in any genre, including film and television, should represent and be relevant to the time in which it was written. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on the Showtime Series Sleeper Cell (2007).Haslinger’s notable projects include Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Screen Gems), and Underworld (Screen Gems).