Did Randy Edelman ever talk about working with Jean Claude Van Damme on his first directorial job?
Edelman was a hot composer at the time at Universal having done Dragon, Kindergarten Cop, Beethoven films and, I believe was wrapping up Dragonheart at the time.. They needed a solid score by one of their "A" composers so he got the gig. It's not always up to the director. The studio usually has a bigger say as to who composes what, especially if it's a film from a newbie (despite Jean Claude's pedigree as an actor).
It was a good choice
Yes, you're probably right about the studio thing. Perhaps we have a tendency to overestimate the director's power about those things.