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June 29, 2017

I'm very happy to say that Despicable Me 3 releases this Friday, June 30th! Creating the music for these movies is always so much fun.

October 20, 2016

Today is the launch of Best Fiends Forever. This is a game that I've written music for that I'm very proud of. The orchestra played this music with a lot of attitude and it shows!

Congratulations to "Seriously," the company behind Best Fiends Forever, for this game being named Apple's Editor's Choice and becoming one of the top 10 all-time pre-registered games on Google Play.

Check out the official trailer:

Download the game for FREE here

May 20, 2016

A Message From Heitor:

The ‪‪ ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬‪ is out today in US/Canada!

I'm very proud to have written the score for such a great project.

All the best!

PS: By the way, we have a score album you can access at the links below:

May 19, 2016

A Message From Heitor:

I have a deep love and concern for environmental issues and how it is just as important to me as my love for music.

SONIC SEA is a documentary that I'm very proud of and is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

The film will premiere on Discovery Channel TODAY, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
**West coast DirecTV customers check your local listings, as it may air earlier in your time zone

I hope you can watch it and pass the message along.
Thank you.

May 16, 2016

Another video of Heitor introducing the themes from The ‪ ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬‪. This time - the Mission Theme for the three musketeers - Red, Chuck and Bomb...

Check it out!

The Score Album is now available! Download | Stream

May 13, 2016

A Behind the Scenes look with Heitor Pereira into the creation of the Pigs' theme for the ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬‪ score. The ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬‪ SCORE ALBUM is out TODAY on iTunes!

The album features Heitor's original score for the motion picture, as well as 2 bonus tracks of the original demos of RED's theme and the PIGS' theme!

Click on the link below to check it out...

May 11, 2016

Sonic Sea premieres on the Discovery Channel on May 19th at 9pm

Be sure to check it out!

Score by Heitor Pereira

May 10, 2016

A Behind the Scenes look with Heitor Pereira into the creation of the Pigs' theme for the ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬‪ score.

May 3, 2016

Heitor on some of the Action music in The ‪‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬ and some behind the scenes footage from the orchestra recording.

February 29, 2016

Heitor is featured on the Angry Birds official YouTube Account playing Red's Theme. Check it out below! ‪#‎AngryBirdsMovie‬

November 23, 2015

Earlier this month Heitor attended the Slush conference in Helsinki, Finland to participate in a Q and A as well as have his music from the mobile game Best Fiends performed live!

Check out some pictures below.

November 3, 2015

Around 2 years ago, Heitor participated in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency and wrote a song about the World Cup with a group of blossoming poets from the America SCORES program.

One week ago, DC SCORES kids had the amazing opportunity to play soccer on the White House Lawn in a soccer clinic with the United States Women's World Cup Team to celebrate their 2015 World Cup victory!

Check out some pictures below of these young stars giving the U.S. world champs a run for their money, and while you're at it, give America Scores a visit to learn more about their amazing work across the country.

November 2, 2015

Heitor is nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for his original score for MINIONS!

Hollywood Music in Media Awards ‪#‎HMMA‪#‎hmmawards‬

September 25, 2015

A message from Heitor:

Hey guys,
I'm having a lot of fun writing music for the Angry Birds Movie. Check out the first trailer below.
I can tell you already, it's a great film!

September 4, 2015

Another piece from Variety's 'Billion Dollar Composer' spread on Heitor. Have you read it yet?


Heitor Pereira’s Range Extends Beyond Animated Features'

September 1, 2015

One of the articles published online from the "Billion Dollar Composer" spread in Variety about Heitor below!


Heitor Pereira Coaxes Emotion Out of Music'

August 25, 2015

Heitor was named ‪‎Billion Dollar Composer‬ by Variety Magazine. Check out this week's 08.24.2015 issue for the full spread!

Variety 08.24.2015'

August 9, 2015

A message from Heitor:

Motherland Music's African Drums and Percussion Sales Repairs Classes'

In support of the old and beautiful art of music instrument making, this is one of the music shops that I love the most in Los Angeles: Motherland Music

June 29, 2015

Featurette: Behind the scenes of creating the score for MINIONS

June 28, 2015

Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'

Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'.

An interview with Heitor on www.HuffingtonPost.com about his score

for MINIONS. Check it out HERE

June 28, 2015

Behind the Music of 'Minions': Watch

Behind the Music of 'Minions': Watch.

Behind the Music for MINIONS on Billboard!

Check it out HERE

June 22, 2015

THE MINIONS Soundtrack Available July 10

THE MINIONS Soundtrack Available July 10.

Read the article HERE

June 6, 2014

Hello Friends!

I want to share a recent song I wrote with some fantastic young artists.

Nobody better than kids to write and sing about what soccer is capable of. I'm very happy to have collaborated with them and as a soccer fan myself, I hope these kids will score many "goals" in life!
Thank you to America SCORES for this very inspirational program.

I'm so proud of them. It's time - the World Cup is here!

All the best!!

October 30, 2013

Hello my friends!

Summer has come and past and what an incredibly busy and fun summer it has been. Despicable Me 2 and Smurfs 2 have been released, and I'm overjoyed at all the support they have received from you all over the world.

I want to thank all of you for all the e-mails of support and all the kind words received. Please know that when I'm here writing music by myself, I know I'm not alone.

All the best!

November 16, 2012


It has been another fantastic year full of music making and scoring projects which have been especially varied! 

Towards the end of 2011 I began collaborating with Melody Gardot as producer and co-writer on her Album 'The Absence'. Melody is a super talented jazz singer/ songwriter. The record was released in May this year by Verve Records, and I am thrilled it has been acclaimed by critics worldwide. If you have a chance please check out some of the tracks on iTunes!

Early in 2012 I was delighted  to return to the Beverly Hills Chihuhua family, scoring the 3rd movie "Viva La Fiesta." I  had a lot of fun working with Illumination Entertainment on the score for Despicable Me "The Ride", which opened at Universal Studios, Orlando in June this summer and I really enjoyed the chance to embrace this exciting simulator medium in 7.1 surround sound!! 

I will be adding new tracks from these more recent projects to the Film music section, and I particularly wanted to share the video documentary I scored: 'Awa', about an Amazonian tribe, who are greatly threatened by logging and deforestation. You can view the video below.

I hope to keep my updates more frequent in this approaching 2013!

All the best!

July 7, 2011


A year has come and gone and I have been writing more and more music. After finishing the score for Despicable Me, I worked on "A Little Bit of Heaven" a romantic comedy based in New Orleans, starring Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia and with great songs from Aaron Neville. I had fun writing the score for "From Prada to Nada", and collaborated on "Rango" and "Unstoppable".

I recently wrote the score for "The Smurfs", a feature film that brings back to life our blue friends, that will come out on July 29th. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua). Recorded at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony, and Newman Scoring Stage at Fox by Frank Wolf, with Nick Glennie-Smith conducting, and many great solo musicians, including Alex Acuña (Percussion), Ken Munday (Bassoon), Chris Bleth (Ethnic Woodwinds), Doug Tornquist (Tuba) and Doug Webb (Woodwinds). I'm also happy to announce that we will be releasing The Smurfs soundtrack.

I will be adding more music and pictures so please check the Film Music and Picture section for updates.

All the best,


April 9, 2010


It’s already April and, as always, I continue to stay busy writing music. I’m starting to work on the music for “Despicable Me" an Illumination Entertainment film starring Steve Carell, Jason Segal & Kristen Wiig. I will be collaborating with producer Pharell Williams in this exciting film.

I also completed the score to Universal’s “ The Little Engine “, and working on this film was a very fun process for me.

Please continue to check in for more updates of my music and film work.

All the best,


March 30, 2010


Wow 2010 has come around fast and I continue to be busy writing a lot of Music. I ended 2009 by finishing the music for  “Its Complicated“ directed by Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give), which will be released on DVD and Blue Ray very soon. The score can be found on itunes via Back Lot Music.

In another film ending 2009  “ Merry Madagascar " marked the return of the animation characters in  Madagascar, and I had a wonderful time creating the score of such a great film. I also wrote some additional music for the score of  “ The Taking of Pelham 123 “ starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington.

Since then I also completed the score to "The Canyon”, a thriller film written by Steve Allrich and directed by Richard Harrah.

I’m now currently working on the score for “ The Little Engine “ from Universal Pictures.

Check in for updates, as I will be adding some tracks from these scores soon.

All the best,


April 3, 2009


The score for Curious George 2 is ready and the DVD will be coming out later this year.

Check out the Film Music Section; I posted some cues and songs from Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Running the Sahara and also the original version of "Dueling Guitars" as I originally wrote it.

Finally, I wanted to thank you for your emails and all of your support!

All the Best!!!


October 16, 2008


It has been a long time, but it is good to say that I have been busy writing a lot of music!

This past August, I finished working on the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua, directed by Raja Gosnell, that is now playing in theaters as the #1 movie for two weeks in a row! This was a great project to work on, and it brought lots of talented musicians together: Franc Marroco, Alex Acuña, Michael Fisher, Brad Dutz, Martin Tillman, Jose Hernandez’s Mariachi Sol de Mexico, only to name a few. The score was conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith, and recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson. Check the Film Music Page, I will be posting some cues, as well as some videos and pictures from the scoring sessions.

Currently, I am working on the movie Curious George 2: Monkey on the Run, directed by Norton Virgien.

All the best!

February 28, 2007


The song "Alma Muda", from the movie Domino, can now be purchased as an MP3 on my website.

I co-wrote "Alma Muda" with my good friends Harry Gregson-Williams and Meri Gavin (lyrics).

You can find it on my original music page.

Thank you for all of your kind emails. I read all of them, but I'm a bad typist.

I'm just finishing up the score for a romantic drama/comedy called Suburban Girl, starring Sarah Michelle Geller and Alec Baldwin.

Look for it in theaters soon.

All the best!!!!!!

Alma Muda (Español)

Abre la puerta de tu celda oscura
Y deja que silencie tus gritos con besos

Abre la puerta de tu Prisión de dolor
Y cubrete entre mis brazos mi amor

Abre le puerta, yo te lo imploro
Abre la puerta de tu alma muda


Alma Muda  (English)

Open the door of your dark cell
And let me silence your screams with kisses

Open the door of your prison of pain
And cover yourself in my arms, my love

Open the door, I beg you
Open the door to your silent soul

January 12, 2007


Happy New Year!!!

You can now buy MP3s directly from my website. Visit my Original Music page to buy "Untold Stories" in it's entirety, or individual tracks. I will be posting new songs and instrumentals (unreleased) soon.

Check the Film Music page to hear my cues, and songs, from The Holiday.

All the Best!!!!

December 8, 2006


Several people have asked me where they can find the song "Alma Muda" from the film Domino. It's currently not available, but I'm working on getting it released. In the meantime, you can listen to it on my Film Music page.

I'm currently scoring Illegal Tender, directed by Franc Reyes and produced by John Singleton. Look for it in theaters next year.

I contributed additional music, songs and guitars for Hans Zimmer's score to the new film The Holiday. I also had the honor of having my friend Herb Alpert solo on one of my songs, and you can hear it on the upcoming soundtrack. Look for The Holiday in theaters now.

I also played guitars for the Harry Gregson-William scores to Flushed Away and Deja Vu.

October 10, 2006

Hello everybody!

Welcome to my website.

You can now buy my solo album "Untold Stories" at www.cdbaby.com and individual tracks at iTunes.

Also look for Aaron Neville's new album "Bring It On Home… The Soul Classics" which I played on. You can purchase it at Amazon.com.

The soundtrack to Haven is now available. The soundtrack includes the entire score from the movie and some alternate versions. You can purchase it at Amazon.com. For more information go to www.superbrecords.com/haven/.