The label was founded in 2010 to create, distribute and market music assets and related products from today’s top films and television programs. Our releases include soundtracks for major motion pictures such as The Social Network,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Foxcatcher, Annie, Aloha and Irrational Man. Our television releases include Outlander, The Blacklist, Better Call Saul, Community, Justified, Helix, Breaking Bad and The Sing-Off.
Madison Gate Records is the most recent in a long line of record companies affiliated with Columbia Pictures (now a part of Sony Pictures Entertainment), beginning with Colpix Records in 1958 and including the Colgems Records, Bell Records and Arista Records labels. The label takes its name from the Madison Avenue gated entrance to the Sony Pictures Lot in Culver City, CA.
In 2013, Madison Gate Records swept the soundtrack category at the Grammy Awards, earning wins for both Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for the soundtrack from Midnight In Paris and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for the soundtrack from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The a cappella group, Pentatonix, which was the grand prizewinner in Season 3 of NBC’s "The Sing-Off,” was signed exclusively to the Madison Gate Records label prior to signing with RCA in May 2014.