After ten years, EMI Production Music has returned to its brand name of KPM Music.
The rebrand also encompasses a new KPM logo and symbol.
As a library music company spanning over 60 years, KPM represents more than 40 labels and is home to a range of genres.
Its roster of composers and producers have penned No. 1 hits for Shirley Bassey, Blur, Lana Del Rey, Flo Rida and more.
Most recently, Hannah Peel’s album Fir Wave was shortlisted for the Hyundai Mercury Prize’s Album of the Year, which was composed from the original music of Electrosonic, the music of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop.
This marked the first time a commercial album with its origins in a production music library has been nominated for the award, says the company.
Throughout the 1960’s, KPM provided some of the most recognised themes in television, from Wimbledon and Grandstand, Animal Magic, Grange Hill, and Mastermind to U.S. productions such as Peoples Court and Monday Night Football.
In 1969, KPM became part of EMI, and was rebranded to EMI Production Music in 2011.
In October 2020, Extreme Music and EMI Production Music were centralized into one global operation, which named Russell Emanuel as its President & CEO.
“Through the golden age of TV theme music, KPM set the bar that is still the blueprint for many of today’s high-end production music libraries.”
Russell Emanuel, Sony Production Music
Russell Emanuel, President & CEO, Sony Production Music said, “Professional music aficionados throughout the industry hold KPM Music in the highest regard.
“Through the golden age of TV theme music, KPM set the bar that is still the blueprint for many of today’s high-end production music libraries.
“It is with the greatest respect that we retire the EMI Production Music name, and it is an honor and privilege to steer the ship into the future with the KPM brand as our figurehead.”Music Business Worldwide