FirstCom Music, the music production library used by radio, podcasters, television and other mediums, is partnering with the iconic Capitol Studios to create a new production music label, Capital Studio Masters. The first-time collaboration between the companies will make some of the best-known artists available to content producers.
Michael Sammis, President of FirstCom’s parent company Universal Publishing Production Music, calls it a “landmark musical partnership” between two sister companies. “Capitol Studio Masters has been carefully curated to capture the energy and legacy of the iconic Capitol brand,” he said in the announcement.
For anyone not familiar with Capitol Studios, it’s the recording studio located in the historic Capitol Tower in Hollywood where for more than six decades artists ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole to Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and in more recent years Green Day and John Mayer have recorded.
In the announcement they say the new collection is designed to represent the spirit of Capitol’s history with music spanning virtually every generation and every genre. The Capitol Studio Masters Label debuts with four albums: Classic Rhythm & Blues, a rhythm and brass powered homage to classic R&B; Best Beach, conceived as an updated SoCal beach style featuring West Coast pop and indie songs; Feature First, showcasing film and soundtrack recordings; and Open Notes, a jazz-inspired music collection. A fifth album featuring what they call an “atmospheric blend of emotive synth pop and shoegaze electro” will be released next. In each case the music is being licensed to broadcasters and podcasters via FirstCom Music in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our legendary studios are where countless hit records were born and today’s top talent comes to record,” said 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.”