Jared Emerson-Johnson

I make music for video games.

Hi! I'm Jared Emerson-Johnson.

Since 2002 I've been the music man at Bay Area Sound—writing music, creating sound design, directing voiceover and acting in all sorts of games and occasionally in other media.

You may know me from my scores to the Walking Dead or Wolf Among Us series from Telltale Games, or perhaps you have found yourself here because of my more recent work on Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Tales From The Borderlands.

Regardless of what initially brought you here, welcome! I hope I can provide you with whatever you're looking for—if not, please feel free to reach out and ask!

Official Walking Dead Soundtrack Albums Available For Sale On Digital Platforms!

For those of you who cannot wait for the vinyl to be ready, the complete official Walking Dead Soundtracks are now available up on Spotify, and iTunes, and Google Play, and Amazon Music, and YouTube Music, and many more!

13 hours of music. The highs, the lows, the low lows, the lowest lows. This is basically everything of consequence that Jared wrote for the score over the past 7 years.

If you can't tell, I’m pretty happy this is finally out and available for purchase!

The Walking Dead: The Game Soundtracks Coming Soon!

7 long years in the making, we’re delighted to spread the news that my B.A.F.T.A. nominated soundtrack to Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game is finally receiving an official commercial release—both digital, and on a collector’s edition vinyl album (4 lps).

More info here: https://www.skybound.com/games/telltales-the-walking-dead/telltales-twd-series-soundtrack-vinyl-digital?fbclid=IwAR3mU_1DdBqw1LSZIgbzA9QCDP7zXp-bXF7FCyfTpBxsW4OsQXjjduW1TBY

Thanks to the awesome team at Skybound Games for finally making this happen!

The digital albums contain 13+ hours of music from all four seasons as well as the Michonne and 400 Days miniseries.

To all of the incredible fans of the score who’ve been patient for all this time—thank you!

Music from Telltale's First Batman Episode Posted

Boy it has been quite awhile without any updates—apologies for that. I've been quite busy with various projects (not the least of which being the birth of my son), so I haven't had much idle time to update the site.

That said, I have finally just updated the Batman page with a few sample tracks from the first episode of the game. Check them out! Hope you're enjoying the game and its score. I'll be posting music from the subsequent episodes in the upcoming months.