The KPM Music Library is one of the most famous production-music libraries, with more than 30,000 recordings from TV theme-tunes to background music. It’s part of EMI Production Music, which in turn is part of publisher Sony/ATV, and the library has recently been digitised.
Now it’s been made available on download and streaming services, with an eye on musicians as well as music fans. “We know this launch will not be lost on the sampling community as some of the rarest gems from the EMI vaults will be available for fans to access for the first time since the original ‘60s and ‘70s vinyl pressings,” said EMI Production Music’s Paul Sandell. The company went back to the original reel-to-reel tapes of the library’s recordings to digitise them.