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The Glenelg composer whose work is heard around the world

The Glenelg composer whose work is heard around the world

Days before Christmas, Wendell Hanes was juggling a slew of projects — putting the finishing touches on the theme music for ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” composing the music for promotional spots for the relaunch of “Roseanne,” and working on the score for a James Cameron-backed documentary.

“I have to always be thinking ahead,” the Glenelg resident says. “It’s like the McDonald’s jingle slogan: ‘I’m loving it.’ ”

He also happened to be working on a commercial for the fast food giant.

Hanes, a 46-year-old married father of two, is the owner and lead composer of Volition Sound Branding, working with the likes of Sony, Spike Lee, Nicki Minaj, Future, Nas and Rihanna. His work can...

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