ASCAP inks deal to represent producer/composer Junkie XL, who makes switch from BMI

ASCAP, the US-based American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, has signed an agreement to rep the public performance rights of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer and composer Tom Holkenborg, professionally known as Junkie XL.

Among other projects, the Dutch-born composer has scored box office-topping films including Deadpool (pictured), Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass and Divergent.

Junkie XL was previously represented by ASCAP’s main rival in the States, BMI.

John Titta, Executive Vice President, Membership, ASCAP, commented: “Tom has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in the vanguard of modern film composers. Coming from a successful career in pop and electronic music, he brings a rare mix of talents to the forefront.

“We are honored to have him join the ASCAP family, and excited to see him continue to take on the music world by storm.”

“Tom has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in the vanguard of modern film composers.”

With over 120 scoring credits for film, video game and television music, Junkie XL’s scores have underpinned films including Black Mass, Brimstone, The Dark Tower and Tomb Raider and appeared in video games like FIFA, Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX.

He has a close working relationship with fellow ASCAP member, Hans Zimmer, with whom he has scored seven collaborations, including 2016’s Batman vs Superman.

Beginning his career in 1993, Junkie XL achieved a No.1 hit in 24 countries in 2002 with his rework of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation.”

He went on to collaborate with and remix Coldplay, Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode, Robert Smith and Justin Timberlake.

As part of ASCAP’s upcoming 30th annual Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles, Junkie XL will host a private studio session for a group of aspiring film composers on July 18.

Non-profit ASCAP now has over 670,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works,Music Business Worldwide