CANNES — Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib recently acquired by StudioCanal, has launched a record label to release compilation albums, audio books and movie soundtracks.
Optimum Sounds will be headed by Simon Marks, formerly the co-founder and joint manager of Universal Music’s Family Recordings label. He previously led dance label Azuli Records.
First release will be a triple CD titled “Extended Seventies — The Dawning of the 12 Inch,” followed by “Feel the Spirit — Other Worldly Folk Songs & Psychedelics.” Audio books will include E.B. White reading his children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web.”