Fox Music

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Fox Music
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Parent company Fox Broadcasting Company
Founded1992
Distributor(s) Sony Music
Rhino Records
Atlantic Records
Warner Bros. Records
GenreVarious
Country of origin California, United States
Official website www.foxmusic.com

Fox Music is the music arm of the Fox Broadcasting Company. It encompasses music publishing and licensing businesses, dealing primarily with Fox Entertainment Group television and film soundtracks. It is located inside the FOX network's headquarters in Century City, California.

Fox Broadcasting Company American television network

The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American commercial terrestrial television network and International cable and satellite television channels that is a flagship property of Fox Corporation, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The network is headquartered at the 20th Century Fox studio in Los Angeles, with additional major offices and production facilities at the Fox Television Center also in Los Angeles and the Fox Broadcasting Center in New York City.

Fox Entertainment Group American entertainment company

The Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment company that operates through four segments, mainly filmed entertainment, and cable network programming. The company is the owner of 20th Century Fox, Fox Networks Group, and FX Networks. It is wholly owned and controlled by the American media conglomerate 21st Century Fox, which is chaired and partially owned by Rupert Murdoch. 21st Century Fox was formerly known as News Corporation, which acquired all the stock of Fox Entertainment Group in 2005. In 2013, News Corporation was renamed 21st Century Fox and its publishing assets were spun off into the newly formed News Corp as part of a corporate re-organization.

Century City Neighborhood of Los Angeles

Century City is a 176-acre neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles' Westside. Outside Downtown Los Angeles, Century City is one of the metropolitan area's most prominent employment centers, and its skyscrapers form a distinctive skyline on the Westside.

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During CEO Robert Kraft's current tenure at Fox, dozens of Fox scores and soundtracks have become platinum or gold records. Highlights include the soundtracks from 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures films such as Titanic , Waiting to Exhale , 28 Weeks Later , Moulin Rouge! , Garden State , Romeo + Juliet , The Full Monty , Hope Floats , Dr. Dolittle , Bulworth , Anastasia , Walk the Line , the 1st Alvin and the Chipmunks film, Once , and Juno . [1]

Robert Kraft is an American songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer. As President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012, he supervised the music for more than 300 Fox feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows. He co-produced the 2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary about film composers and the evolution of Hollywood film music.

20th Century Fox American film studio

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio currently owned by Fox Entertainment Group, itself owned by 21st Century Fox. One of the "Big Six" major American film studios, it was formed from the merger of the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935, and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles. The studio was owned by News Corporation from 1984 to 2013. On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced its intention to acquire the studio along with the majority of 21st Century Fox's other entertainment assets, which was approved by both companies on July 27, 2018.

Fox Searchlight Pictures American film distribution company

Fox Searchlight Pictures is an American film production company within the Fox Entertainment Group, a sister company of the larger studio, 20th Century Fox, all of which are parts of 21st Century Fox. Fox Searchlight specializes in North American distribution of independent and British films alongside dramedy and horror films as well as art-house and foreign films and is sometimes also involved in the financing of these films.

Fox Music has also supervised the music for 20th Century Fox Television hits such as Ally McBeal and The X-Files , as well as current shows Family Guy , and The Simpsons . Since 1994, television soundtracks from Fox Music have included the worldwide platinum albums from "Ally McBeal" and "X-Files", plus hit compilations from Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Dark Angel , The Simpsons, Roswell and 24 .

20th Century Fox Television TV production company

Twentieth Century Fox Television is the television production division of 20th Century Fox, and a production arm of the Fox Television Group. 20th Television is the syndication and distribution arm of 20th Century Fox Television.

<i>Ally McBeal</i> American legal comedy-drama television series

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<i>The X-Files</i> American science fiction drama television series

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Since Kraft became chief executive in 1994, Fox Music has been responsible for the worldwide sales of over 60 million albums, producing 3 Platinum, 6 Multi-Platinum and 6 Gold records. Fox Music has garnered 10 Academy Award nominations, winning 4 Academy Awards, 14 Golden Globe nominations (including 4 Golden Globe Awards), 58 Emmy nominations with 11 wins, and 46 Grammy nominations including 12 Grammy Awards.

Academy Awards American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Fox Music utilizes unaffiliated record companies for distribution. For example, Glee Cast albums are released by Columbia Records. [2] Such recordings bear the 20th Century Fox TV Records imprint which was introduced in 2009 as a joint venture of 20th Century Fox and Sony Music. [3] [4]

Columbia Records American record label; currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

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