#TBT: La-La Land Records Releases “Favor”

March 07, 2016

La-La Land Records proudly presents its first digital download-only release, composer Joe Kraemer’s (THE WAY OF THE GUN, JACK REACHER) original motion picture score to the independent thriller FAVOR. Kraemer effectively weaves mood and menace in exciting fashion, creating a seductive musical soundscape for this dark, noir-ish tale of childhood friends who become embroiled in […]


News Flash: IFMCA Award Win!

February 26, 2016

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, for the 12th annual IFMCA Awards. The announcement came with a Best Original For An Action/Adventure/Thriller Film nomination for Joe Kraemer for work on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION. This is his fist nomination for the IFMCAs and his […]


News Flash: Temping to Kraemer

February 19, 2016

Ron Howard’s editors stated in a recent interview that they temp to my score for “The Way of the Gun” in, almost, every movie they did in the early 2000s. How crazy is that? Mike hill had this to say: “We fell in love with the score of “The Way of the Gun” by Joe Kraemer and […]


News Flash: ‘Rouge Nation’ Listed In Best Scores Of 2015 List

February 04, 2016

“Joe Kraemer showed us how perfect an action score can be with Rogue Nation. This fully orchestral score stood above the rest not just in the action genre, but in the Mission Impossible series as well. Instead of shying away from the original themes, he broke them down and used them in ways we never […]

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News Flash: Rogue Nation Lands Another Top Score Mention

January 27, 2016

Mike is a huge film score fan like me. Reading his website, B+ Movie Blog, I was honored to find out he list my score for “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” in the top  20. Very cool! He had this to say: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation by Joe Kraemer — It’s big, it’s brassy, it’s fun. […]


From Joe: A Sit-Down with SCOREcast

January 13, 2016

Happy New Year everybody! I had a great sit-down interview with Deane and Brian from SCOREcast where we discussed an array of topics including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and my work in film. Then we get really nerdy to discuss Sonar programming, composer equipment, and more. Fun stuff! Listen to the full interview here.

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Newsflash: Rogue Nation Soundtrack Named Best Film Score of 2015

January 04, 2016

“The Mission: Impossible franchise has had mixed fortunes soundtrack-wise. So it’s ironic that the least-known composer to have taken on the mantle should be the one to show how it’s done. Kraemer follows in the footsteps of Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer and Michael Giacchino, besting all of them with a terrifically exciting action score that […]


‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ nominated for Critics’ Choice Award

December 14, 2015

The Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the 2016 ceremony on Monday with ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ earning a nomination for Best Action Film, Best Actor in an Action Film (Tom Cruise) and Best Actress in an Action Film (Rebecca Ferguson).  Read Variety’s coverage and see the full list of nominees on their website. […]

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Newsflash: Berklee Today

November 30, 2015

The alumni newsletter for Berklee School of Music recently did a feature on Joe. “Scoring Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation was the opportunity of a lifetime for Joe Kraemer ’93. The music of any Mission: Impossible film will inevitably be tied to the iconic theme penned by Lalo Schifrin for the original TV show. The challenge for […]


From Joe: St. Lawrence Int’l Film Fest

October 28, 2015

Well, I’ve just gotten back home from a trip to upstate New York – and I mean, UP-state.  The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival was held in Canton, NY this past weekend, and I was invited to speak at several events, including a master class for music student at the Crane School of Music […]