Epic Soundtrax

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Epic Soundtrax
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Epic Soundtrax logo used from 1992–97.
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc.
Founded 1992 (1992)
Status Inactive
Genre Soundtracks
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles

Epic Soundtrax was an American record label. A division of Sony Music’s Epic Records, it was established in 1992 as an imprint for soundtrack albums. It was founded by Epic's then executive vice-president, Richard Griffiths, and Glen Brunman, who served as its head.[1][2][3]

The label was central to Epic's 1990s success, with 11 releases cumulatively selling more than 40 million records over a three year period Notable releases included soundtrack albums for Honeymoon in Vegas, Singles, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, and Judgement Night.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Epic Soundtrax was deactivated in 1997 with the launch of Sony Music Soundtrax. With Brunman in charge, it served as an umbrella label for all Sony Music soundtrack releases.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosen, Craig (July 11, 1992). "There's Sizzle in Summer Soundtracks". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Billboard staff (August 15, 1992). "Sony Strikes Software Deal with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Christman, Ed (August 8, 1998). "Sony Confab Follows Firm's Top Yeaar". Billboard. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Hochman, Steve (July 3, 1994). "For 'Gump,' Every Oldie Was Just Too Goodie". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Altman, Billy (September 18, 1992). "Honeymoon in Vegas". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Singles: The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 16, 2013). "Judgement Night Souundtrack Turns 20". Stereogum. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Rule, Sheila (August 19, 1993). "'Sleepless' soundtrack sends vintage Durante songs to MTV". Baltimore Sun. New York Times News Service. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Lei, Richard (September 11, 1994). "IN HOLLYWOOD: A SONIC BOOM". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Horak, Terry (June 7, 1997). "Sony Sets the Stage for Soundtrack Growth". Billboard. Retrieved 7 August 2015.