To Preserve, restore and release great film scores!
Welcome to the online home of Perseverance Records, the small label with a big mission, that has been producing and releasing soundtracks since 2003.
Perseverance Records specializes in film scores from the fantastic genre, but has also released the occasional action movie or drama soundtrack. Although we are trying to get more current scores, our main focus lies on the restoration of older titles, mainly from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties.
Perseverance Records was founded by me, Robin Esterhammer, in late 2002, after a friend of mine located the master tapes of "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" in a dumpster behind CTS Studios in England. After a short conversation with composer John Gale, I, fond of the movie and music, decided to give this music the proper treatment and release a soundtrack. MGM, who owned the rights to the music, eventually green-lighted Perseverance Records' inaugural release.
To this day, I finance and produce all the company's CDs myself, putting all the monies derived from sales into the production of new albums. Perseverance has no financial backers or investors. (Wouldn't that be nice!) So, if you want to support the label, please buy our albums.
I do this for the love of film music and the appreciation of film composers, neglected and underappreciated as they unfortunately are in today's motion picture industry, where a "Music-From-and-Inspired-by" song compilation always gets preferential marketing treatment over an "Original Score" album. True, they are big money makers, but it isn't art worth preserving for posterity.
I'd love to hear from you; if it's with a suggestion for a future release, a question about Perseverance Records, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (or not, if that's the case), send me a line.
All the best,