Jacob Groth

Danish Film Composer

DR Receive International Emmy Directorate Award

November 2016

Yesterday at the Emmy’s in New York, DR (Denmarks national TV and Radio broadcaster) received an International Emmy Directorate Award – an award of great honour. The award was based on the six times Emmy Award winning DR’s series, and the broadcaster in general setting new standards for gloabl TV drama.

Out of the six DR winners Jacob Groth created the music for an impressive four; ‘International Drama winners ‘Livvagterne’ (The Protectors) (2009), ‘Ørnen’ (The Eagle) (2005), ‘Rejseholdet’ (Unit One) (2002) and in International Miniseries ‘Unge Andersen’ (Young Andersen) (2005).

Jacob certainly add his trademark to the many successfully TV series and Films under the industry standard for excellence “Nordic Noir”, which has become a genre in its own right, influencing screenwriters, directors, composers and inspiring audiences far beyond the Scandinavian Peninsula.

International Emmy Awards website

 (Foto: Jemal Countess © International Emmy Awards)



Radio Mercur

November 2016

Radio Mercur was a legendary Danish pirate radio,. In the late 50’s they were challenging the Danish radio monopoly from their ship based in the sea between Denmark and Sweden, right outside of Copenhagen. A Danish Radio Luxemburg so to speak.

The great story of Radio Mercur is now being filmed as a TV Series, with the score music created by Jacob Groth, alongside hits from Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley, Ib Glindemann, Nina & Frederik, Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann, Raquel Rastenni, Alice Babs, Birthe Wilke and Otto Brandenburg.


Executive producer is Adam Price, who also wrote the script for ”Borgen”, and produced by Stine Meldgaard and Sven Clausen. Script by Søren Frellesen and directors are Charlotte Sachs Bostrup and Mogens Hagedorn.

The series will be starring Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt and Jon Lange, as well as fine selection of Danish award-winning stars; Stephania Potalivo, Charlotte Fich, Peter Gantzler, Jesper Lohmann, Henrik Birch, Rasmus Botoft, Susanne Storm, Steen Stig Lommer and Ken Vedsegaard. The series will start up in the spring 2017 on TV2 Charlie.

 Picture of one of the main characters Andreas Jessen, by Carsten Andersen / TV 2

Nordic Noir concert

October 2016

The concert at the Greek Theater gave us all a great evening, accompanied by Jacob Groths filmmusic. We would like to share these pictures with you all. Photoalbum Nordic Noir

Interview with Jacob

September 2016

Interview with Jacob about the Nordic Noir charity concert on Sunday September 25th. AXS Interview

Nordic Noir event poster

August 2016

We hope to see many of you fans of Nordic Noir and Jacob Groth at our event September 25th in Los Angeles. This will be a very special “one night only” charity event. Check out the event at Nordic Noir website flyer poster

Incredible night of music and culture at the Greek Theatre on September 25th, 2016.

August 2016

IT’S OFFICIAL! Tickets are on-sale for this incredible night of music and culture at the Greek Theatre on September 25th, 2016.

The concert is to benefit our heroes “Friends Of Griffith Park” as they strive to sustain the health and well-being of the urban wildlife in our beloved city.

Visit our site to get your tickets today! Together, let’s preserve the beauty of this place that we get to call home: Griffith Park!

Jacob Groth live event in Los Angeles

July 2016

Nordic Noir LA will be a special event and live in concert experience with Jacob Groth and The Danish Filmharmonics in Los Angeles. The event will be a unique combination of the extraordinary live music by Jacob Groth, and specially edited film clips from the many feature films and TV-series they have recorded the sound score for. All music is composed by Jacob Groth, and will be extracts from his more than 30 years as a film composer.

The event will take place at The Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, September 25th. It will be a benefit concert for Friends of Griffith Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. concert begins at 8 p.m. More info and tickets are available from the event website

Music Publishing Agreement with Music Sales / Wilhelm Hansen

June 2016

Monday June 20th Jacob signed a worldwide music-publishing agreement, and became member of the Music Sales Group family. The contract was signed at Music Sales Copenhagen branch Edition Wilhelm Hansen. Jacob is constantly looking to link up with people who share his passion for the creation of music. Music Sales Groups is a very dedicated and professional group of people who will lead Jacob to new partnerships and networks.

Music Sales news

Picture by Helga Theilgaard

Midnight, Texas picked up for TV-series by NBC

June 2016

NBC has given a series order to supernatural drama Midnight, Texas, based on the books by author Charlaine Harris, and Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. The music score for the Pilot was made by Jacob Groth. The cast includes François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Sean Bridgers. See More info.

MODUS showing internationally

March 2016

MODUS, the Swedish TV thriller is certainly among the best in the Nordic Noir genre. Became a huge success when premiering in Sweden in late 2015. The TV Series is now spreading around TV stations worldwide, and will be showing on Danish TV2 this coming Friday (march 4th). The series are combining two episodes into one, the first one Is running at 8Pm, and can also be viewed at TV2 Play subscription TV2 Modus. Jacob composed all music for the full series.

Modus just won the QX Award, at the QX Gay Galla for TV series of the year 2015.

Photo by Johan Paulin Miso Film/TV4

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