Under the Umbrella

Cutting Edge is the home of the leading brands in media music all working towards the same goal:

Providing the highest quality music to everything you see.

"Music is the universal language of mankind."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our Brands

Lakeshore Records


Lakeshore Records is the soundtrack arm of Cutting Edge. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Drive, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, The Handmaid’s Tale, Napoleon Dynamite, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

Recent Lakeshore Records titles include the Apple TV+ flagship launch series The Morning Show composed by Carter Burwell, Randy Newman’s Marriage Story, and Red Dead Redemption 2 featuring music by Daniel Lanois, Willie Nelson, D’Angelo, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, and Rocco DeLuca.

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Music.Film


Award-winning film music available for licensing at price-points to suit every production. Unrivaled sonic quality, written by academy-nominated composers, easily searchable and immediately licensable through the Music.Film website. The catalog contains over 500 scores and soundtracks, including Drive, The King’s Speech, Arrival, Whiplash, Fury, John Wick, Hacksaw Ridge, Carol and Sicario. Exceptional music at exceptional rates.

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Broadway Records


Cutting Edge has a strategic partnership with Broadway Records (Van Dean, President), the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include Grammy award-winning and Grammy-nominated Broadway cast recordings, dozens of Off-Broadway and studio cast recordings of new works, and the critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series featuring top Broadway stars. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors include the “From Broadway With Love” benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando and Parkland, Broadway Kids Against Bullying, and the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

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12on12


12on12 is a music brand, living at the intersection of Music, Fashion, Art and Pop Culture.

12on12 invites notable figures in culture to curate and design limited edition vinyl records of 12 songs in collaboration with sought-after brands and visual artists. Recently we have created records with Travis Scott x Saint Laurent, Complex featuring artwork by Takashi Murakami and RUN DMC.

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Cutting Edge Music Publishing


Cutting Edge Music Publishing (CEMP) focuses on investing in film/TV productions in return for music rights.

Cutting Edge Music Publishing (CEMP)  is responsible for some of the most commercially successful cinematic soundtracks from movies, television, and video games in recent years, including The King’s Speech, Sicario, Drive, Whiplash, John Wick, Carol, Nice Guys, Leverage, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Spring Breakers, Hacksaw Ridge, American Made, Cyberpunk 2077, and Fury.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance


Lord of the Dance is an Irish dance show that has dazzled audiences across the globe for 25 years.  Created, choreographed, and directed by Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance combines high-energy Irish dancing, original music, and storytelling that transcends culture and language.

One of the biggest-selling dance shows in the world, Lord of the Dance continues to play sold-out venues and receive standing ovations globally.  It has taken over $1 billion in ticket sales in over 60 countries, performed in stadiums to over 100,000 people, and seen on live TV, including at the Oscars, which was watched by over 40 million people. Cutting Edge has partnered with Michael Flatley to further develop the live show and the brand through a series of exciting new initiatives.

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White Stork


White Stork is a media music company, formed out of a creative partnership between Tom Howe and Cutting Edge Media Music. Tom Howe has had an expansive career as an award winning media music composer, with a diverse discography to his credit including reputable titles such as Ted Lasso and Great British Bake Off. Cutting Edge is the leading independent full-service media music rights company, with 20 years of experience in funding, administering, and distributing all forms of media music with a diverse range of award winning titles including The King’s Speech, Drive and Whiplash.

White Stork will become a home for emerging composers, incubating the best talent of the next generation of media musicians. Providing a safe home for composers to explore their creative identity, whilst benefitting from the experience and success of Tom, and the infrastructure provided by Cutting Edge navigating the media music landscape and complexities within publishing and master rights.

Supe Troop


Cutting Edge is partnered with Supe Troop, who provide phenomenal creative music supervision services to productions – from finding songs and composers to creating new original songs for placements – and thorough, top-notch clearance and licensing. Supe Troop is available for a variety of roles – from music consulting to full creative music supervision – and has a vast collection of skill sets to help filmmakers, showrunners, brands and other media makers utilize music imaginatively.

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