MGM Studios has entertained the world with some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history. Today, MGM enjoys one of the biggest and most diverse collections of post World War II films.

MGM Music Publishing reflects the broad spectrum of music created for the studio's productions since 1986. Songs in the catalog have been recorded by such artists as Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Garbage, k.d. Lang and Elton John. From the eclectic style of Hans Zimmer's Oscar nominated score for RAIN MAN, to the brilliant science fiction music of David Arnold's STARGATE...from the ultra modern dance grooves of Simon Boswell's HACKERS, to the operatic duet, "Vide Cor Meum", from the blockbuster HANNIBAL, our catalog continues to showcase the success of the new MGM. 




Founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, United Artists Pictures is one of Hollywood's oldest and most successful film companies. "The company built by the stars" boasts a library with over 100 Academy Awards® to it's credit, including 9 best picture Oscars®.

In 1981, MGM bought United Artists, adding to its film and music libraries a catalog with Oscar® nominated songs such as "Nobody Does It Better", "Gonna Fly Now" and "New York, New York", as well as award winning scores from composers including John Williams, Ernest Gold and Elmer Bernstein. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are just two of the many musicals also included in the United Artists catalog. Finally, with the addition of United Artists, MGM Music acquired the master recordings to three of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history, including ROCKY, THE PINK PANTHER and of course, JAMES BOND.



In 1997, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios purchased Orion Pictures, acquiring a film and TV library of award winning hits such as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PLATOON and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to name a few. The addition of the Orion library increased MGM Music's already diverse catalog to include scores by James Horner, Thomas Newman, Ennio Morricone and John Lee Hooker, as well as John Barry's Oscar® and Grammy® winning score to DANCES WITH WOLVES.

The Orion catalog also contains much of the R&B/funk music from the Soul Cinema films of the American International Pictures library, including master recordings by such greats as James Brown and The Hues Corporation. AIP was also home to the Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon song-filled Beach Party movies, some of which are featured here.