“Chipmunks” help revive movie soundtracks

For years, the soundtrack business was a sleepy corner of the industry.

Apart from the occasional standout hit -- think "Titanic" -- most compilation soundtracks seemed irrelevant. But of late, a reawakening has occurred, and Robert Kraft, as president of Fox Music, has been on the front lines. Three of Fox's soundtracks reside in the top 10 of Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart: "Alvin and the Chipmunks" at No. 1, "Juno" at No. 2 and "Once" at No. 7.

Kraft, who released two albums as a solo artist and two as part of a band, Robert Kraft & the Ivory Coast, was nominated for the 1993 Academy Award for best song alongside Arne Glimcher for "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" from "The Mambo Kings."

(Reuters)


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