Releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers.

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Who is Varèse Sarabande Records?

VSR is the authoritative and accredited voice and tastemaker on all things film music.

The leading pure-play film music record company producing, marketing and distributing the highest quality music from the world’s greatest composers including such Hollywood Golden Age luminaries as Alex North, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, and Elmer Bernstein, to contemporary superstars as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino and Danny Elfman.
Universal Music Distribution is VSR’s exclusive, global record distributor, allowing for VSR’s product to reach every physical and digital music retail establishment worldwide. Universal Music is the largest music distributor in the world with dominant platform reach in the most important new industry distribution channel of streaming.
VSR produces approximately 50 music titles annually from Hollywood’s top priority releases across all the major and independent film studios, major network television studios, and A-list producers.
For its content and licensing partners, VSR leverages its brand equity, strategic industry relationships, and niche expertise to provide the highest quality and most successful soundtrack release.
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Varèse Sarabande’s 2,000+ title catalog represents the complete spectrum of the motion picture industry ranging from historic Hollywood classics up through today’s current blockbuster and Academy Award-winning titles across all genres.

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Marketing

Each Varèse Sarabande release receives engaging marketing campaigns with film-specific, targeted initiatives that complement and enhance a film’s media push.

VSR integrates and coordinates with its studio and producer publicity and marketing teams to cross-promote with the respective films where applicable.

VSR is a leading label in utilizing playlisting to promote new discoveries and catalog awareness and curates and distributes weekly playlists across all top streaming platforms.

VSR’s PR and Marketing teams engage in outreach (online, offline and social) with our deep network of journalists, radio programmers, and reviewers.

VSR’s marketing and promotion infrastructure, combined with Universal Music’s distribution muscle,
deliver superior results and success for our soundtracks.

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Visual Soundtracks

  Varèse Sarabande builds and serves engaging marketing tools. Visual Soundtracks are short-form mixed media videos that specifically highlight the composer/artist and the music on a soundtrack using assets such as trailer footage, behind the scenes content, stills, and other EPK materials. VSR generally seeks a dedicated media partner to do exclusive launches of our Visual Soundtracks before going wide on our controlled video marketing platforms, as well as those of our marketing partners.

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Varèse on Vinyl

On select high profile soundtracks, Varèse Sarabande commits to a fulsome record release, including vinyl. VSR releases limited edition, 180-gram, colored and picture-disc collections that feature originally-commissioned cover art from some of the most talented artists in the worlds of graphic novels and movie poster art. VSR produces exclusive vinyl packages for its retail partners including Urban Outfitters, Newbury Comics, Hot Topic, and Barnes & Noble.

Whiplash Soundtrack
Carol Soundtrack
Scream Soundtrack
Rudy Soundtrack
Game Of Thrones Soundtrack
How To Train your Dragon Soundtrack
The Crow Soundtrack
The Matrix Soundtrack
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Social

Utilizing a dedicated social media team, Varèse Sarabande is the leading label in social engagement in the film music space. VSR’s core consumers are highly activated through our micro-targeted social messaging, and our robust calendar consistently feeds our fans with compelling content that inspires them to Share, Retweet, Like, Follow, Subscribe and Engage.

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Special Products

 Varèse Sarabande has built a reputation among film music aficionados as the place to go for premium editions sold direct to consumer from our website. Products range from our CD of the month subscription series, which offers limited editions of expanded reissued classic soundtracks, to comprehensive box sets that bundle thematic albums in unique keepsake, collectable packaging.

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Spartacus
Nightmare On Elm Street
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Varèse Live

Varèse Live, VSR’s live film music concert division, produces, programs, and sponsors film music concerts around the world. Our live concerts offer marketing and promotion opportunities to help generate ancillary and secondary use revenue for our studio and producer partners well after the film and soundtrack have had their initial runs.

In 2015, Varèse Live co-produced and sponsored a one-of-a-kind TV music concert at the Krakow Film Music Festival to a sold-old stadium audience of 15,000 screaming fans.

In 2013, Varèse Live produced the Varèse Sarabande Records 35th Anniversary Concert Gala with the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the historic Warner Grande Theatre. The live concert was a tribute to the greatest film composers of the past and present who are featured on the Varèse Sarabande label.

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