Academy Award-nominated composer John Debby scores the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, in theaters August 16, 2013. For the score, Debney draws upon influences of opera, Americana and the Beatles to tell the story of the Apple innovator. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film relays the story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college drop-out to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, Inc. Debney previously worked with Stern on the film Swing Vote, which starred and was produced by Kevin Costner. Debney also reteamed with Costner for the History Channel Emmy Award-winning mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Score for a Mini-Series. Jobs - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on La-La Land Records and will be available digitally through Garage Ingenuity on August 27, 2013.
When approaching the score for Jobs, Debney stated, "My job was to take the essence of Steve Jobs and crystallize that into the different musical iterations of what his life was. I wanted to create a theme for Steve that had nobility and scope to it." Writing a score that is not overtly emotional, Debney represents all musical eras of Steve Jobs' life. Director Stern said, "Nothing defines a moment like music. I really looked to John Debney to partner with me to create the essence of who Steve was because we all have a visceral response to music."