Fox Music

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Background

Fox Music was the music division label of 20th Century Studios. It encompassed music publishing and licensing businesses, dealing primarily with television and film soundtracks. It was located in Century City, California. During CEO Robert Kraft's 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 TitanicWaiting to Exhale28 Weeks LaterMoulin Rouge!Garden StateRomeo + JulietThe Full Monty, Hope FloatsDr. DolittleBulworthAnastasiaWalk the Line, the 1st Alvin and the Chipmunks film, Once, and Juno. Fox Music has also supervised the music for 20th Century Fox Television hits such as Ally McBeal and The X-Files, as well as 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 King of the HillBuffy the Vampire SlayerDark AngelThe Simpsons, Roswell and 24. 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. Fox Music used to utilize unaffiliated record companies for distribution. For example, Glee Cast albums were released by Columbia Records. Such recordings were released under the 20th Century Fox TV Records imprint which was introduced in 2009 as a joint venture of 20th Century Fox and Sony Music. Following the Disney-Fox merger in 2019, Fox Music became part of Disney Music Group and distributed by Universal Music Group, which under DMG's Hollywood Records label. In 2020, due to Disney dropping the "Fox" brand, Fox Music was folded into Hollywood Records. Now, Fox Music is only used as a legal name for 20th Century Studios' soundtrack labels before Disney's acquisition.

Logo (2013-2018)


Visuals: Against a mostly cloudy, sunset background, there is a closer than usual shot of the Fox structure except it reads "FOX MUSIC". The camera very slowly pans across the structure while the searchlights wave.

Technique: CGI, done in Blender.

Trivia: The model of the Fox tower from this logo is a widely available Blender template created by Matt Hoecker.

Audio: Either the video's opening theme or none.

Availability: Can be seen on Happy Holidays from Fox Music videos on Vimeo.