Paul Haslinger (b. 11 December 1962) is an Austrian-born composer and musician currently based in Los Angeles, California.
After studying classical music in Vienna, Austria, Haslinger joined the German electronic music group, Tangerine Dream in 1986. During the following 5 years he recorded a total of 15 albums with the group, participated in 4 international tours and collaborated on a number of soundtracks, including Miracle Mile, Near Dark, and Shy People. The soundtrack album for the Miramar release Canyon Dreams, earned Haslinger his first Grammy nomination in 1991. Haslinger decided to leave the group and move to Los Angeles in 1992.
In 1998, he was asked to join the team around film composer Graeme Revell, working as a programmer and arranger for projects such as Chinese Box, The Negotiator, The Siege, Pitch Black, Blow and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. It was during this time that Haslinger decided to redirect his creative effort towards film scoring specifically and music-to-picture applications in general.