SANTA MONICA, CA — FirstCom Music (firstcom.com), a division of Universal Publishing Production Music, has partnered with Capitol Studios to create the new production music label Capitol Studio Masters. This marks the first time that the sister companies have come together to combine their brands, genres and artists. The collection is designed to represent the spirit of Capitol’s history with relevant music spanning virtually every generation and genre.
“Capitol Studio Masters has been carefully curated to capture the energy and legacy of the iconic Capitol brand,” says Michael Sammis, president of UPPM. “We are extremely proud to be working with our sister company on this landmark musical partnership.”
“Our legendary studios are where countless hit records were born and today’s top talent comes to record,” says Paula Salvatore, vice president Capitol Studios. “We are delighted that we have now inspired the Capitol Studio Masters label, which promises to bring our definitive music experience to a variety of producers and editors.”
Capitol Studio Masters is a collection of curated original music recorded, mixed and mastered at the iconic Capitol Studios, and will adhere to the studio’s high recording standards. The collection is designed for content creators in film, broadcast and advertising, and offers tracks with stems for custom mixing and VR/AR environments.
The Capitol Studio Masters label debuts with four albums. “Classic Rhythm & Blues” is a rhythm- and brass-powered homage to classic R&B that was recorded and produced by Tom Hambridge. “Best Beach” plays homage to the laid-back California beach scene while remaining very much in line with what’s happening with this sound now. “Open Notes” takes a unique approach to jazz by adding a splash of sonic creativity to the classic trio. “Feature First” pays tribute to the studio’s rich history in film sound with an album full of emotional string orchestral scores created by Marc Aaron Jacobs.
Additionally, Capitol Studio Masters will soon release “Soundtrack of Dreams”, an expansive, cinematic and atmospheric blend of emotive synth pop and shoegaze electro.
All tracks are available for licensing exclusively via FirstCom Music in the US and Canada. The label is soon to be available via Kapagama in France and Universal Production Music in the rest of the World.