Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

Didyaknow Cirque du Soleil has been releasing its music from the very beginning?

Originally, Cirque du Soleil released its own music on LP, Compact Discs and Cassette Tapes through their own in-house label – Nâga – which was part of Cirque’s Le Groupe du Soleil Services division. Nâga released ‘Cirque du Soleil’ in 1987 and ‘Nouvelle Expérience’ in 1990. An earlier release sporting a Cirque du Soleil record was the 1985 release of the Fanfafonie 45, a vinyl record containing but two songs from the 1985 Tour.

In 1992, Cirque du Soleil music interests were released through the RCA/Victor label in the United States and Canada. The agreement with RCA/Victor ended in 2002.

In 2002, Cirque du Soleil created its own music imprint called Cirque du Soleil Musique and re-released the majority of their music catalog in association with BMG Canada.

In 2004, Cirque du Soleil launched its own music label called Cirque du Soleil Musique, which they dedicated to the creation, production and marketing of music associated with current and future Cirque du Soleil productions, and to the creation of a new musical repertoire through the support and development of emerging artists.

Cirque du Soleil Musique products are distributed by Zing Distribution in Canada and by RED Distribution in the U.S. Both are owned or affiliated with the Sony BMG music group. It is interesting to note that RCA/Victor and BMG Classics are also now part of the Sony BMG music conglomeration.

{ Source: The Cirque FAQ by Richasi }