I've been an artist all my life, from drawing to painting to writing to music. I have always loved music, and have always loved being immersed in it.
I will listen to almost anything other than most rap and country/western - Most rap does little for me, and my father is a country/western DJ, so it got overdone for me. Sure there are exceptions to both, but hey, there are some classical pieces I can't stand while I love classical as a general rule.
My favorite artists/composers include Medwyn Goodall, Enya, Michael Oldfield, Linkin Park, Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage, Billy Joel, Phil Collins/Genesis, Eminem, Fort Minor, Cindi Lauper, Metallica, Testament, Nobou Uemetsu, Queensryche, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Noroyuki Idaware, Beethoven, Bach, Hadyn, and Bizet.
Make of THAT mish-mosh what you will.
While I don't know many other Movie/Video Game/Anime artists and composers by name, I am highly fond of all three genres. World of Warcraft, Little Women, the Persona series as well as other Altlus game