FirstCom Music and Capitol Studios are teaming up to launch Capitol Studio Masters. a new production music label collecting music recorded, mixed and mastered at Capitol Studios.

Targeting usage in film, broadcast and advertising, the collection will offer stems for custom mixing. Tracks will be licensed for the U.S. and Canada exclusively through FirstCom, while the line-up is coming “soon” to Kapagam in France and Universal Production Music internationally, FirstCom said.

FirstCom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), and Capitol Studios is part of Capitol Music Group, which is owned by the Universal Music Group.

“Our creative vision was to reflect on the artists that represent the legacy of Capitol Records and Capitol Studios and to create a collection that pays homage to the styles of those artists.” said UPPM SVP and Head of Global Production and FirstCom Music Executive Producer Ken Nelson in a prepared statement. “We had the resources to bring the best artists and composers to this project, and the result is a very authentic sound of exceptional quality.  We are confident this will be an incredible resource for our clients.”

Composers involved in the new venture include composer Marc Aaron Jacobs, singer-songwriter-producer Tom Hambridge, composer M.B. Gordey, and L.A. pop band Saticöy.

The Capitol Studio Masters Label debuts with 4 albums

Classic Rhythm & Blues A rhythm and brass powered homage to classic R&B. Propelled by legacy performers to deliver bass ripped, funk inspired power sessions of delicious riffs, hooks and grooves from the golden era of R&B. Recorded and Produced by Tom Hambridge.


Best Beach
A love letter to the laid-back Cali beach scene! Conceived as an updated SoCal beach style very much in line with what’s happening with this sound now. West Coast pop and indie songs featuring the band Saticöy among others.


Feature First
Capitol has a rich tradition in feature film and soundtrack recording. Feature First pays tribute to that tradition while being true to form in current film sound and attitude. This album is powerful in scope with emotional string orchestra scores as the driving, unifying sound. By film score and sound designer Marc Aaron Jacobs.


Open Notes
Not your traditional Jazz, this unique approach takes the classic trio and adds a splash of sonic creativity to weave a web of intriguing underscores, powerful themes and moody atmospheres all delivered through virtuoso performances by M. B. Gordy, John Adams and Steve Fawcett.


Soundtrack of Dreams – Coming Soon
An expansive, cinematic and atmospheric blend of emotive synth pop and shoegaze electro. Swelling synthesizers, tepid drumming, scattered bass-lines, saxophones, and a seemingly endless supply of guitars – creates swelling and over-the-top synthetic stadium-prog that builds to a beyond-satisfying crescendo.


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