From live-to-picture, to themed concept visual programs, Varèse Live will build and tour branded concerts of live film music entertainment together with the world’s best orchestras performing in the most desirable concert venues

(April 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records has announced that the label will launch a new company called VARÈSE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.  Leveraging Varèse Sarabande’s tiffany brand and 36 years of film music expertise, Varèse Live’s mission is to participate in the creation of live film music content, the event in which it is presented, and the means by which it is promoted.


Five Questions with Benjamin Wallfisch

The Desert Dancer composer sits down for 5 questions with Varese!

1. Describe your latest soundtrack on Varese.

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to score Desert Dancer, a very special movie about freedom of expression, and the lengths a young artist living in a repressive regime will go to in order to seek it out. It’s an inspiring true story where strength, courage and passion come together, and where we are reminded that art has the power to elevate us above our struggles, sometimes in a profound way. I’m so grateful to be continuing my collaboration with Bob Townson and all the wonderful team at Varèse Sarabande - their passion for film music knows no bounds.


The NBA Playoffs get Whiplashed

Catch the use of "Drum and Drone" from the Whiplash Soundtrack in the brand new NBA playoff promo featuring Common.  

5 Questions with Tim Jones and Vik Sahay of CHUCK

A special double-edition entry of “5 Questions” as Varese chats with both composer, Tim Jones, and actor, Vic Sahay, in conjunction with the long awaited release of the Chuck Soundtrack.

Varèse Sarabande Records To Release The Dovekeepers

Varèse Sarabande will release THE DOVEKEEPERS – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on April 7, 2015 and coming soon on CD.  The limited event miniseries features original music by Jeff Beal (HOUSE OF CARDS, MONK).  The 2CD set features almost two and half hours of music from the CBS miniseries about the siege of Masada.  A special suite of the music is being created by Beal and will be premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival (May 27-31) in Poland.

Composer Autograph Signings At Wondercon!

Varèse Sarabande Records proudly announces that the label will be hosting a booth on the Exhibition Floor at WonderCon (April 3-5, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA).   The world-renowned record label, specializing in film music releases, will be selling genre-appropriate titles from their catalog all weekend long, and will be hosting exclusive autograph signings in the booth on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

CHUCK – Soundtrack Sampler

Listen to track from the Varèse Sarabande release of CHUCK – Original Television Soundtrack on April 7, 2015.  The album features the show’s original score by Tim Jones (Human Target, Cult), with three performances by Jeffster, featuring Vik Sahay: “Take on Me”, “Fortunate Son,” and “Fat Bottom Girls.”

Desert Dancer – Behind the Scenes Video

Take a behind the scenes look into the making of the dance sequences for Desert Dancer.  The film releases on April 10th.  Soundtrack out April 7th on digital download and April 14th on CD.

Chappie Soundtrack Press Release

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE CHAPPIE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring Original Music By Hans Zimmer (March 6, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the CHAPPIE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,digitally on March 10 and on CD March 17, 2015.

Early Listen: Preview Clips to Hans Zimmer’s Chappie Soundtrack

Get a sneak peak at Hans Zimmer’s Chappie score! The digital album will be released globally next week.  The CD will be available exclusively starting March 17th at


SpongeBob Soundtrack To Be released by Varèse Sarabande

Update!: The CD release has been moved up to March 31st and is available now for pre-order.  John Debney’s symphonic score toThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, will come first as a digital release on  March 23rd in the UK and March 24th in the U.S.  A physical CD release will follow in April.  The animated feature has been a worldwide smash, grossing $250 million dollars in less than a month.  John Debney, (Iron Man 2), kicks up the energy with a bright, orchestral score befitting of the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate.

Chappie Soundtrack Announcement

Varèse Sarabande is thrilled to be releasing the soundtrack to Sony Pictures’ CHAPPIE, the latest score by the legendary Hans Zimmer. This is Zimmer’s first all-electronic soundtrack since the 1980s, when he first developed his ground-breaking style. CHAPPIE is the new film from the director of DISTRICT 9 and stars Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver. 

Jupiter Ascending: Preview Clips

Here are some Preview Clips from Michael Giacchino epic score for “Jupiter Ascending.” The U.S. version of the soundtrack features an expanded CD booklet with liner notes from the composer and photos from the Abbey Road Studios recording sessions.

Jupiter Ascending – New Release Date and Autographed Copies!

UPDATE: All autographed booklet versions are sold out.  Thank you!!

We are happy to announce that the U.S. release of Jupiter Ascending by Varèse Sarabande has been moved up from April 7th to March 17th. In conjunction with this news comes word that composer, Michael Giacchino, has graciously offered to sign booklets for the first 100 copies ordered through  Anyone who previously pre-ordered a copy of Jupiter Ascending will be automatically upgraded to an autographed copy, (1 signed copy per customer). Remaining signed copies are now available for pre-order, (1 signed copy per customer), while supplies last.

Five Questions With John Frizzell

Composer John Frizzell talks about his newest musical creation, THE LOFT, in “Five Questions.”


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