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Jamie Howarth is an American television and film composer and musical director. Howarth also restores damaged soundtracks from old films. He owns a company for sound restoration, called Plangent Processes.[1] One of its more notable restorations is the soundtrack for the 1958 production of South Pacific, starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.[1] The restored version of the track was released in 2006.[2]

Jamie Howarth
OccupationTelevision, film, composer, songwriter, music industry

Howarth was born in Philadelphia, and, as of 2002, resides in Nantucket.[1] He lived in New York City, New York, in the eighties and nineties, during which period he worked at various media facilities including the Hit Factory,[1] ABC-TV, and AudioTechniques.

Awards and nominationsEdit

He has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy awards for his work on "One Life to Live", and won three times; twice in 2000 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series and Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series, and once in 2001 for Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series. His nomination in 1995 was for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.[3] He also won a Directors Guild of America award in 2000, for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials, for his work on "One Life to Live".[4]

His first Daytime Emmy nomination was shared with Jill Mitwell, Peter Miner, David Pressman, Lonny Price, Gary Tomlin, Frank Valentini, Jim McDonald, Tracy Casper Lang, Mary Kelly Rodden, and James Sayegh. His first win was shared with Paul Glass, David Nichtern, Dominic Messinger, Kevin Bents, Lee Holdridge, Bette Sussman, and Rob Mounsey.[3] His Directors Guild of America win was shared with Jill Mitwell, Owen Renfroe, Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi, and Teresa Anne Cicala.[4]

Howarth's company, Plangent Processes, received a Grammy award for Best Historical Album in 2008, for their restoration of The Live Wire, a recorded live performance by Woody Guthrie, in 1949.[5][6] Plangent Processes has also restored master tapes for Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Grateful Dead, the Neil Young Archive, Doc Watson, Tim Buckley, Pete Seeger and The Andy Warhol Estate among others.



  1. ^ a b c d "Musician and entrepreneur Jamie Howarth finds commercial success". Mary Lancaster, writer for the Nantucket Independent. 2005-11-30. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ South Pacific DVD at IMDB
  3. ^ a b IMDB awards list for Jamie Howarth
  4. ^ a b "DGA announces winners of 2000 Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and recipients of 2001 Lifetime Achievement Awards". Directors Guild of America. March 11, 2001. Archived from the original on November 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  5. ^ "Grammy Wrap-Up: Herbie Hancock Beats Kanye in an Upset, Plus Winners List". Rolling Stone. February 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  6. ^ "Official Woody Guthrie website's page on recent restoration of The Live Wire; 1949 performance". Retrieved 2008-08-01.

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