Michael Hoppé is a composer, record producer and recording artist from the United Kingdom who now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In the early 1980s he was head of A&R for the PolyGram record label. He signed new-age acts such as Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Kitaro to the label as well as resigning ABBA and The Who. In 1984, he quit the business of music to take up composing and working as a music consultant in Los Angeles. His discography contains more than 30 albums in the 'new age' or 'classical' category. Hoppe says his music is best described as heart music and is often used for healing and meditation. His album, Solace, was nominated for a New Age Grammy in 2003. His music has been featured in film and television such as The Sopranos, The Oprah Winfrey Show, "Misunderstood" starring Gene Hackman, Michael Moore's "Sicko", and the multi award-winning Short Film "Nous Deux Encore" featured on his Enhanced CD "Tapestry". Many of his albums feature the photography of his grandfather E.O. Hoppé. Hoppe's next release "Grace" featured work by his daughter, the photographer Rebecca Hoppe.
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