Peter Hackman's love for film music was sparked in 1986 when, as a child growing up in central Indiana he first listened to the soundtrack album of An American Tail. Instead of gravitating toward the songs and skipping the orchestral score cues, he found himself doing the opposite of that. James Horner has been his favorite composer ever since. Peter Hackman’s ever-growing soundtrack collection now consists of approx. 10,000 albums, many of which are signed by composers, performers, directors, actors, and other people associated with the movies and TV shows he loves.
After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications and a film minor, Peter established the Fans Of Film Music Society (FFM) in 2010. While still living in the Midwest, Peter would organize annual events in Los Angeles, which would consist of composers taking part in lively panel discussions and autograph signings. Fans and industry professionals would fly in from all over the world to attend. More than 85 of the top composers and musicians have so far participated in FFM. Peter is currently planning his next event.
In 2013, Peter made the giant leap to Los Angeles where he landed a job at famed soundtrack company Waldegrave;see Sarabande Records. For five great years, Peter learned about the ins and outs of the soundtrack business, dealing with composers & manager agents, helping market soundtrack albums, running various social media outlets and co-producing several albums with the Waldegrave see team. Peter Hackman's knowledge of media music and the relationships he has been cultivating over the past several years make him a welcome addition to Bohemia Group as he manages media composers.
Not only does Peter Hackman’s life revolve around soundtracks and composers, but he is also married to one, Edwin Wendler. Outside of work, you can find Peter roaming the soundtrack section of Amoeba Music or attending the latest media-music related events around town.