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Daniel Ingram
Daniel Ingram profile
Full name Daniel Luke Ingram
Sex Male
Birthdate June 13, 1975 (age 49)
Occupation Composer, songwriter
Voice roles "Wisp" (S4E8)

Daniel Ingram is a music composer and songwriter for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. He composed 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]

As of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Dance Magic, Ingram is no longer the composer for the Equestria Girls franchise.[8] Despite this, he also worked on the Summertime short Good Vibes.[9][10] "A few months" before February 19, 2019, he wrote his "last song for #MLPFiM."[11]

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.

In 2020, Ingram is composing songs for the 3D platformer video game Billie Bust Up by Blueprint Games.[12]


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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.
  8. BlueStarPony (2017-09-01). The Music of Equestria BronyCon 2017. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017 September 23.
  9. Katrina Hadley (2017-09-22). He did Waves of Friendship. But yes! We had some new song writers for these!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 September 23.
  10. Katrina Hadley (2017-09-23). Yes sorry! Good Vibes! Waves of friendship was an old working title. Forgive me, it been a while since we completed these.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 September 23.
  11. Daniel Ingram (2019-02-19). Daniel Ingram on Twitter: "A few months ago, after 10 full years, I wrote my last song for #MLPFiM. I couldn’t say anything publicly at the time, so I just sat there for an hour and reflected on the whole thing. What an experience of a lifetime! And in the end, the best part was the friendship. Go Figure!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2019 February 19.
  12. Daniel Ingram (2020-02-12). Daniel Ingram on Twitter: "Suuuuuper excited for this groundbreaking project. Epic battle songs in an awesome game, what more can you ask for?!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2020 February 15.