NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks is proud to announce their partnership with STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment in which they will exclusively release the soundtracks for all of the company's films. The partnership began in 2016 when the label released the soundtrack and score for the innovative action film, Hardcore Henry. They have since released soundtracks for The Edge of Seventeen, Free State of Jones, The Bye Bye Man and the very successful female comedy Bad Moms, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack Albums Chart.
"We are delighted to work with such a creative music executive as Jason Markey and STXfilms as their exclusive soundtrack partner," says Mark Cavell, SVP Business Affairs & Finance at Sony Music Masterworks. "STX is a rapidly growing and creative company who, in a short time, has demonstrated their ingenuity with blockbusters such as Bad Moms and innovative films like Hardcore Henry and The Edge of Seventeen."
"I am very thrilled about this new partnership with Sony Music Masterworks. It's an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with Sony on STX's film and television soundtracks, and we're even more enthusiastic to work jointly with Mark Cavell and his skilled executive team," said Jason Markey, EVP, and Head of Music at STXfilms.
2017 releases include soundtracks for The Space Between Us, Their Finest, The Circle and A Bad Moms Christmas.
About Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks comprises the imprints Sony Classical, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait, and Masterworks Broadway. Our artists range from icons to newly developing talents in classical, crossover and adult music, plus new and legendary jazz artists, as well as a vast catalog of musical theatre recordings and film soundtracks. For more information visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com
STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
For more information, please visit https://www.stxentertainment.com/.
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