With over 2,000 original scores, CAM Sugar is undoubtedly the most extensive and representative catalogue of Italian original soundtracks, winner of over 500 international awards, including an Oscar as Best Original Score for Il Postino.
Founded in Rome in 1959, CAM provided the music for some of the most outstanding, award-winning Italian films: Nino Rota for Federico Fellini (Amarcord, La Dolce Vita, 8½) and Luchino Visconti, Giovanni Fusco for Michelangelo Antonioni, Riz Ortolani with Mondo Cane and Luis Bacalov for the Oscar winning, Il Postino.
The valuable archive includes original master tapes by Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Stelvio Cipriani, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani, Nicola Piovani, Philippe Sarde, François De Roubaix, and many other great Italian and French composers.
The CAM Sugar catalogue also features the great original soundtracks of the 60s and 70s composed by Italian (and French) Maestros of the genre-cinema (horror, giallo, spaghetti western, spy-movie and more), appreciated by today’s music industry insiders and every Italian-sound aficionado worldwide, with illustrious and influential admirers by the names of Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson and producer Danger Mouse.
As a matter of fact, CAM Sugar has inspired some of the greatest artists in music today: from rock to electronic to hip-hop, the sounds of CAM have been sampled by Drake, James Blake, Black Keys, Kali Uchis, Tei Shi, Flying Lotus, and more.
Even more outstanding is the fact that nearly 70% of the CAM Sugar archive consists of unreleased material that was only featured in the original movie soundtrack but was never published. These hidden gems are proper Italian treasures in the process of being recovered from the original master tapes and will certainly reveal a great number of straight-to-digital albums, perfect for themed playlists.
The catalogue is still active and keeps on growing to this day with new soundtracks signed by contemporary composers (Paolo Buonvino, Nicola Piovani, Franco Piersanti, Riccardo Sinigallia, Pivio e Aldo De Scalzi, Andrea Farri, Andrea Guerra, Pasquale Catalano, Giuliano Taviani), including the original score of The Ruthless (2019), the Italian crime film inspired by the ‘70s genre and distributed worldwide by Netflix and the international series Medici.
From jazz to classical music, from tropical rhythms to funk, from easy listening to avant-garde music, the sound of CAM Sugar spaces through different cultures and styles, mixed together and interpreted in the typical Italian key. The result is a current, refined, and highly sought-after catalogue, whose repertoire continues to interest and being discovered by aficionados, music insiders, eager collectors and talented music producers.