The music composed for an audiovisual work, such as a film or TV show. Scores are often used to create a specific mood in a way that a previously existing, licensed work cannot. Scores are often written by a composer as a "work for hire" by the production company. This means that while the composer is the creator of the musical works, he was paid by the production company specifically to do so. Therefore, the musical works fall under the scope of his employment and are owned by the production company, not the composer.