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Nicholas Britell accepts the award for outstanding original main title theme music for "Succession" on night two of the Television Academy's 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)
Nicholas Britell accepts the award for outstanding original main title theme music for "Succession" on night two of the Television Academy's 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The Emmys are this Sunday, but the HBO comedy-drama "Succession" has already received an award for the best theme music on TV. The score won for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music the Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony, a preliminary event honoring achievement in technical and artistic categories.

That got us wondering: what makes good TV theme music, anyway?

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Mason Daring, feature film composer and a film scoring professor at Berklee College of Music

This segment aired on September 19, 2019.

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