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Daniel Ingram
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Full name Daniel Luke Ingram
Sex Male
Birthdate June 13, 1975 (age 41)
Occupation Composer, songwriter
Voice roles Wisp (S4E8)
Website http://danielingrammusic.com/

Daniel Ingram is a music composer and songwriter for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. He composes the majority of the songs for the series and its associated films.

Ingram was initially approached by show producer Sarah Wall to compose for the series for his composition work on fellow DHX Media program Martha Speaks. The first demo he produced was the Laughter Song.[1][2]

Ingram has stated in interviews and in Little, Brown and Company's official My Little Pony Friendship is Magic guidebook The Elements of Harmony that his recording process consists of writing the lyrics first, as it "usually gives [him] ideas for the melody." From there, he composes the music as a piano demo and tweaks the lyrics as needed. He compares the process to "building the frame of a house before putting in the walls, plumbing, and decorations."[3] Ingram has cited Randy Newman among his musical influences.

For his work on My Little Pony, Ingram has received and been nominated for several awards. He was nominated for "Outstanding Original Song in a Children's or Animated Series" for Find A Pet Song and Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know) at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards.[4] He was a co-recipient (with Steffan Andrews) of the 2013 Leo Award for "Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series" for Magical Mystery Cure.[5][6] He has also been featured in Rolling Stone.[7]

Outside of My Little Pony, Ingram's professional credits include composing for About a Girl, documentary series On Screen!, Martha Speaks, Pound Puppies, Dr. Dimensionpants, and the 2012 version of Littlest Pet Shop—for which he also won a Leo Award in 2014.

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  1. Sethisto (2011-03-23). Daniel Ingram Interview has arrived!. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2015 August 6.
  2. Shane O'Hare (2013-02-12). Geekscape Interviews Daniel Ingram Composer For My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Geekscape. Retrieved on 2015 August 6.
  3. Snider, Brandon T. (2013), My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony: Friendship is Magic: The Official Guidebook, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, p. 114, retrieved 2015-08-06 
  4. Nominations announced for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012-05-09). Retrieved on 2012 May 9.
  5. Leo Awards, 2013 Winners by Name. The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia (2013-06-07). Retrieved on 2013 June 8.
  6. Leo Awards via Twitter (2013-06-07). Retrieved on 2013 June 8.
  7. Kevin Rutherford (2012-04-20). Behind the Music of Pop Culture Smash 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2015 August 6.

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