I originally asked this question on the Shibutani thread, but it's so off-topic there that I decided to begin a new thread.
Who picks the music that skaters use for programs.
I'd assume that the skaters themselves have the final approval (or maybe they don't?) but surely they get ideas, input, and maybe direction from others. Coaches... choreographers... maybe their federations...
So, what's the process for determining the program music. And, if it's a different process for different skaters, I'd like to know what that is with specific examples.
In Max Aaron's case, he said in his TSL interview that he picked Carmen himself; but that the choreographer suggested lesser-known selections for the beginning of the program. Suggestions that he apparently took.