Composer Chris Salt produces bespoke music and sound design for commercials, TV, radio and film. He is also very active in the production music world and since 1999 has written extensively for many of the world's leading publishers including EMI and Universal (having nearly 1000 tracks distributed between these two companies).
Chris attended the Royal College of Music where he studied guitar, piano and composition. After graduating from the performer's course he furthered his academic studies at Keele University where he obtained an MA in Modern Music. Since then he has focused on media composition exclusively. Chris's music has been used in over 20,000 TV shows across the world as well as numerous TV and radio ads.
His work has featured on commercials for many established brands including: AT&T, Adidas, KFC, Visa, Bisto, Google, Fairy, Shell, Mazda, TRESemme, Cofidis, Pantene, Estée Lauder, Dior, Brother, The Mail On Sunday, The Times, Marmite, The Sunday Times, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, Carphone Warehouse, Flexjet, Asiana Airlines, Raiffeisen Bank, Oral B, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Oceana.org, 32Red.com, W.B.Mason, Dentyne, 23 and Me and many more.
Recent notable projects include a worldwide ad for Voltarol/Voltaren, the Mazda sponsorhip bumper for the Film4 channel, promos for Sky Cinema and the F1 channel, Sky’s Test Match scoreboard music and specially commissioned music for the BBC’s 2018 Ryder Cup golf coverage and 2019 Open Championship coverage.
Chris has supplied the title music for recent BBC productions such as Island of Dreams, Island Medics, Secret Life of the Hospital Bed, Children's Emergency Rescue and The Flying Archaeologist. He also provided the title music to the long running US reality series I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant. Popular TV shows in which Chris’s music can be heard include: The Apprentice, Top Gear, Horizon, Panorama, Big Brother, Great British Bake Off, Masterchef, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, X-Factor, Antiques Roadshow, Location, Location, Location, Derek, Come Dine With Me…
Chris's music was used in Marmite's 'Rescue' ad which won the British Arrows' Best TV Commercial of the Year Award for 2014. Chris was also a finalist in the 2016 UK Music & Sound Awards for use of his track ‘You Can Shine’ (published by EMI) in a Promo for UNICEF featuring David Beckham. Incidentally, the same track featured in the British Film Institute's 'BFI Player' trailer which was shown in cinemas across the UK throughout 2014.
Chris's tracks have appeared in a number of movies including: Lakeview Terrace, Gambit, She's Funny That Way, The Campaign, Devil's Double and the acclaimed Who biopic Lambert & Stamp.
In his production music work, Chris has collaborated with the following composers: Philip Guyler, John Rowcroft, Adam Saunders & Mark Cousins.