Michael Hoppe 曾在世界最大的唱片公司之一“宝丽金”任高级行政人员之职，并因此为欧洲和北美的音乐界熟知。在宝丽金任职期间，他的主要工作是将Vangelis,Kitaro，Jean-Michel Jarre和ABBA这些富有不同天赋的人区分开来。1984年，为了寻求属于自己的音乐，他离开了宝丽金。故事片《Misunderstood》以及获得多项大奖的短片《Eyes of the Wind》均是由他担任谱曲工作。其中《Eyes of the Wind》在纽约、休斯顿和旧金山的电影节获得了最高荣誉，同时还登上了Oscar最佳短片提名榜单。
Michael Hoppé is a composer, record producer and recording artist from the United Kingdom who now lives in the United States. For many years, he was head of A&R for the PolyGram record label. He signed New Age acts such as Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Kitaro to the label as well as resigning ABBA and The Who. In 1984, he quit the business of music to take up composing (published by his company Chordially Yours Music) and working as a music consultant (InterConnection Resources) in Los Angeles. His discography contains over 20 albums in the 'new age' or 'classical' category. Hoppe says his music is best described as heart music and is often used for healing and meditation. His album, Solace, was nominated for a New Age Grammy in 2003. His music has been featured in film and television such as The Sopranos, The Oprah Winfrey Show, "Misunderstood" starring Gene Hackman, Michael Moore's "Sicko", and the multi award winning Short Film "Nous Deux Encore" featured on his Enhanced CD "Tapestry". Many of his albums feature the photography of his grandfather E.O. Hoppé (1878-1972). Hoppe's next release "Grace" (2013) will feature work by his daughter, the photographer Rebecca Hoppe.