Bob Dylan

Elvis Presley

Van Morrison

Travis Scott


Elle King


R. City

Tony Bennett

David Gilmour

Bring Me The Horizon

Old Dominion

Carrie Underwood

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Yo-Yo Ma

Lang Lang

Bob Dylan


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Whitney Houston


Oct 02, 2015 | "Songs From The Martian" and "Original Motion Picture Score" by Harry Gregson-Williams Available Digitally Today

Available On CD November 6

Much Anticipated Action-Adventure From Director Ridley Scott Also Lands In Movie Theaters Today

Songs From the Martian Encompasses Disco Era's Most Renowned and Beloved Cassics

Oct 2, 2015

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records is releasing "Songs From The Martian" and "The Original Motion Picture Score" by composer Harry Gregson-Williams to the critically acclaimed and much anticipated movie "The Martian," available digitally today at iTunes here: Songs Album and Score.  A deluxe edition of the album, "The Martian Deluxe Soundtrack" (Songs Album and Score) is exclusively available at Amazon here. "The Martian" also opens nationwide today and features a star-studded cast, including Matt Damon in the lead role as Astronaut Mark Watney.

The '70s-laden album is comprised of some of the greatest classics from disco's golden era (tracklist below) including "Turn The Beat Around" (Vickie Sue Robinson), "Hot Stuff" (Donna  Summer), "Rock The Boat" (Hues Corporation), "Waterloo" (ABBA), and "I Will Survive"(Gloria Gaynor), and others.

The music evinces the plight of the film's protagonist, Astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon (the Bourne film series), who during a manned mission to Mars set in the not-too-distant future is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet with only meager supplies -  and limited distractions - including a playlist of '70's disco music left behind by Commander Lewis played by Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar).

Watney must rally his optimistic spirit, drawing upon his ingenuity and wit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. NASA and a team of international scientists race against the clock to bring "The Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, "The Martian" features a star studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover, among others.

The Martian's original motion picture score is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (The Shrek Franchise, Man On Fire, The Chronicles Of Narnia). Gregson-Williams also previously scored director Ridley Scott's 2005 movie Kingdom Of Heaven.


  1. Turn The Beat Around – Vickie Sue Robinson
  2.  Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  3.  Rock The Boat- Hues Corporation
  4.  Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  5.  Starman - David Bowie
  6.  Waterloo - ABBA
  7.  Love Train - The O'Jays
  8.  I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  9. The Martian Score Suite – Harry Gregson-Williams 


  1. MARS
  12. REAP & SOW


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Sep 30, 2015 | Sony Music To Release HE NAMED ME MALALA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Available Now Digitally and on CD October 30

Score Written by Grammy®-winning Composer Thomas Newman

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." - Malala

Sep 30, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music proudly announces the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The original score for the film was written by multiple Grammy® winner and Academy Award® nominee, Thomas Newman. The soundtrack is available now digitally and on CD October 30. HE NAMED ME MALALA opens in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 2 and nationwide October 9.

Academy Award® winning director, Davis Guggenheim says of Thomas Newman's score:
"Watching Tom in his studio was pure artistry. His music brought the film to life pulling the characters' emotional inner lives to the surface, threading and bonding the story together and allowing it to be fully realized."

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Thomas Newman is one of the most respected and recognized composers in film today. With an illustrious career of over 30 years, Newman has scored more than 70 feature films. Coming from a prominent musical dynasty – his father was the renowned composer Alfred Newman, and singer/songwriter/composer Randy Newman is his cousin – he has been nominated for twelve Academy Awards® and has won an Emmy Award®, two BAFTA Awards and six Grammy Awards®. Newman has composed the scores for many other notable films, including American Beauty, Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, The Good German, Finding Nemo and Wall-E for Pixar as well as The Horse Whisperer, The Help and The Iron Lady.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit

HE NAMED ME MALALA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) tracklisting:

  1. A Pashtun Story   
  2. I Am Malala   
  3. Which Camera Now?   
  4. July 12   
  5. Ideology   
  6. Headmaster   
  7. Old Life New Life   
  8. Bonfires   
  9. Cat Burglar   
  10. School v. Celebrity   
  11. Courtship   
  12. Birmingham   
  13. Radio Mullah
  14. A Fiery Speaker 
  15. Night   
  16. Candies for Books   
  17. No More There   
  18. Peace Prize   
  19. Refugees   
  20. The Women   
  21. Risk   
  22. Speak What Is in Your Soul   
  23. Grievous Injury   
  24. 66 Million Girls   
  25. The Same Malala
  26. Who Really I Am   


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Sep 29, 2015 | Sony Classical Releases THE WALK Original Motion Picture Soundtrack On October 2

Music composed and conducted by Academy Award® nominee Alan Silvestri

Sep 29, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical and Madison Gate Records proudly announce the release of THE WALK Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Featuring music from the score composed by Academy Award® nominee Alan Silvestri, THE WALK Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available on CD October 2.  The film will be released nationwide on October 9.

Silvestri has collaborated on 15 films with Robert Zemeckis and comments about the director, "Only Robert Zemeckis could find a way to allow us all to stand alongside Philippe Petit as he faced unspeakable fear and doubt while daring to accomplish the impossible."

Twelve people have walked on the moon.  Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.  Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story.  With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. 

It is also one of the rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 – and a triumphant true story to boot.  It is unlike anything audiences have seen before, a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the towers of the World Trade Center.  Directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke.  The Screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne, based on the book "To Reach the Clouds" by Philippe Petit.

Composer Alan Silvestri has scored some of the most iconically revered and profitable films in Hollywood history, amassing over a hundred credits to the tune of two Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations, two Emmy Awards, and three Grammy Awards. While stylistically diverse, the unifying voice of Silvestri's work is an unmistakable rhythmic melody whose themes continue to embody movie excitement and drama for generations of moviegoers. Silvestri has scored well over 100 films of every imaginable style and genre. His energy and experimentation has brought excitement and emotion to the scores. The Walk is a new production of the decades long collaboration between Silvestri and filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. No film defines their creative relationship better than Zemeckis' 1994 Best Picture winner, "Forrest Gump," for which Silvestri's gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar® nomination and the affection of film music lovers everywhere.

Madison Gate Records is the in-house, independent record label of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The label was founded in 2010 to create, distribute and market music and related products from today's top films and television programs. For more information go to:

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit

THE WALK (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) tracklisting:

  1. Pourquoi?
  2. Young Philippe
  3. Two Loves
  4. The Towers of Notre Dame
  5. "It's Something Beautiful"
  6. Spy Work
  7. Full of Doubt
  8. Time Passes
  9. The Arrow
  10. "We Have a Problem"
  11. The Walk
  12. "I Feel Thankful"
  13. "They Want to Kill You"
  14. "There Is No Why"
  15. "Perhaps You Brought Them To Life – Given Them A Soul"


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Angela Barkan | Larissa Slezak | Sony Music Masterworks
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Sep 29, 2015 | Legacy Recordings Commemorates Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday with…Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)

A new 4-CD collection featuring 100 rare Sinatra tracks including 91 previously unreleased live performances - recorded during the 'Golden Age' of radio!

Available Friday, November 20th

Sep 29, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a matter befitting the 100th birthday of an American icon, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings announces the November 20th, 2015 release of Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955), a historic 100+ track, 4-CD deluxe box set culled from an invaluable collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals – immaculately restored from the original recording masters for unprecedented high-fidelity sound. The set is available for pre-order on Amazon here:

Luxuriously packaged with a 60-page book, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) is an essential addition to Sinatra's voluminous discography, offering a unique glimpse into the formative period of America's first teen idol: Frank Sinatra, the man who became known the world over as "The Voice." Included in the book are an introductory essay by renowned singer, pianist and archivist Michael Feinstein; a personal remembrance by Frank's eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra and detailed essay by foremost Sinatra historian, author and box set producer Charles L. Granata. The package was designed by noted Art Director Maria Marulanda, who created the landmark 2007 Columbia/Legacy box set Frank Sinatra: A Voice in Time.

In assembling this groundbreaking box set marking the first official release anthologizing Frank Sinatra's seminal radio performances, the producers have mined treasures from their own extensive Sinatra broadcast transcription collections and the world's most prestigious archives and sound recording repositories including The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Paley Center for Media, the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative archive and The University of Colorado's Glenn Miller Archive. Included are dozens of rare photographs and recording artifacts that help to illustrate the scope of Sinatra's incredible radio career.

Meticulously restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminum radio transcription discs and magnetic tape masters by three-time Grammy winning recording engineer Andreas Meyer and Sinatra producer Charles L. Granata, these vintage, historic recordings – most of them unheard since their original broadcast in the 1940s and 1950s – sound more rich and vibrant than ever before. All of the warmth and vibrancy that are hallmarks of Frank Sinatra's vocal brilliance have been preserved, and showcased with unprecedented fidelity.

This breathtaking overview charts Frank Sinatra's evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his amazing career, from his first radio performance in 1935 (singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four) to his last weekly series in 1955 (The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring ultra-rare performances with an in-studio quintet). From beginning to end, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) envelops the listener in the atmosphere surrounding the creation of these masterful radio performances in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

This box set holds special significance – both in Frank Sinatra's body of work, and as a special 100th Birthday tribute – as it includes dozens of songs that were never officially recorded by Frank Sinatra, and dozens of unusual (and unrecorded) arrangements of Sinatra's most prized songs. Among the treasures included on the collection are Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In," Frank Loesser's "I Wish I Didn't Love You So," Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin's "Long Ago and Far Away," Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Aren't You Glad You're You" and Richard Whiting, Leo Robin and Newell Chase's "My Ideal" – all important classics from the Great American Songbook that Sinatra never recorded.

Then, there are priceless duets with Nat 'King' Cole ("Exactly Like You"), Benny Goodman ("I Only Have Eyes for You"), Peggy Lee ("You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me"), Metropolitan Opera star Dorothy Kirsten ("A Fine Romance"), Doris Day ("Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "There's No Business Like Show Business" and Milton Berle ("It's De-Lovely") – as well as songwriters Irving Berlin ("Alexander's Ragtime Band"), Johnny Mercer ("Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive") and Louisiana Governor Jimmy Davis ("You Are My Sunshine"). Also included are seldom-heard program openings, closings, announcements and commercials – PLUS twelve surprise bonus tracks that are sure to delight even the die-hard Sinatra fan!

Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) was produced by Charles L. Granata, Didier C. Deutsch, Michael Feinstein and Andreas Meyer in cooperation with Legacy Recordings, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the Smithsonian Institution. Executive Producers for the project are Nancy Sinatra, Adam Block and John Jackson. Editing, restoration and mastering are by Andreas Meyer and Charles L. Granata.

Befitting the historical importance of these irreplaceable American musical treasures, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings has partnered with The Smithsonian Institution to create a single CD consisting of an additional 26 rare, previously unreleased radio recordings (not available on the box set) to be offered exclusively at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and through their website. Visit for information regarding this companion release.

About Frank Sinatra:

Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year's new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album Of The Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today's music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures. 

Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ on December 12, 1915.  A series of Sinatra 100 events will be rolling out throughout this year including the new Ultimate Sinatra CD.  Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit exploring  Frank Sinatra's life and career and will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.

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Sep 29, 2015 | Lang Lang in Paris - The New Album Recorded in Paris Featuring Music By Chopin and Tchaikovsky

CD and Download Available October 9

Deluxe Edition and Vinyl Available October 23

Lang Lang in Versailles DVD + Blu-ray Out November 13

Sep 29, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since his first visit to the magical space that is the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, Lang Lang had dreamed of performing there. When his dream came to fruition in the form of a special recital on June 22, 2015 he chose Chopin's four momentous Scherzi and Tchaikovsky's rare but masterly cycle The Seasons to present to his audience. A studio recording of the repertoire was made in the Salle Liebermann at the Opera Bastille and the live concert was filmed in 4K in the Hall of Mirrors for release on DVD and Blu-ray.

Lang Lang in Paris - The New Album Recorded in Paris Available October 9

Lang Lang in Paris will be available on CD, deluxe CD (including booklet and bonus DVD containing video excerpts from the Hall of Mirrors concert), vinyl and digital formats. Lang Lang live in Versailles will be released on DVD and Blu-ray formats.

Tchaikovsky and Chopin have both played a major role in Lang Lang's career to date. When Lang Lang, as a 17-year-old, stood in for an indisposed Andre Watts at a Ravinia concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the work he played was Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.

If Tchaikovsky has appeared at pivotal moments in Lang Lang's career, Chopin has been a constant companion: a recital rarely goes by without music by the Polish master on the program and Lang Lang has already recorded a substantial amount of his music, including the Etudes and the Ballades (which Lang Lang sees as siblings to the Scherzi).

Lang Lang is a committed advocate of Tchaikovsky's The Seasons. As he says, "Even though there are not so many notes compared to more virtuosic pieces, the harmony that Tchaikovsky creates within these notes is incredible. His timeless melodies have a kind of pain that he always turns into beauty. He presents his heart, and he holds your heart."

The recordings followed an extensive international series of concerts and Lang Lang will continue to tour the program worldwide this autumn and next spring.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit

Press reviews for Lang Lang's Chopin/Tchaikovsky concerts

"The complete set of Chopin four Scherzos could take everything that Lang threw at them – the wild, impressive extroverted flourishes, the melting touch that he applied to the Trio sections, a gorgeous rippling waterfall effect in the third Scherzo, the bombs-away codas." Los Angeles Times

"You don't hear all of Tchaikovsky's The Seasons played as a cycle too often, and Lang made it an experience of contrasts as varied as the weather itself – turning on the hammering drive in 'August' and 'September', ruminating through 'April' and drifting through 'May' with lots of expression." Los Angeles Times

Lang Lang in Paris Track List

Disc 1
1. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
2. Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
3. Scherzo No.3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
4. Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Disc 2
1. The Seasons, Op. 37a; I. January: At the Fireside       
2. The Seasons, Op. 37a; II. February: Carnival
3. The Seasons, Op. 37a; III. March: Song of the Lark
4. The Seasons, Op. 37a; IV. April: Snowdrop
5. The Seasons, Op. 37a; V. May: Starlit Nights
6. The Seasons, Op. 37a; VI. June: Barcarolle
7. The Seasons, Op. 37a; VII. July: Song of the Reaper
8. The Seasons, Op. 37a; VIII. August: Harvest
9. The Seasons, Op. 37a; IX. September: The Hunt
10. The Seasons, Op. 37a; X. October: Autumn Song
11. The Seasons, Op. 37a; XI. November: Troika
12. The Seasons, Op. 37a; XII. December: Christmas     


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