fadeaway editions

Striking Gold in the Vaults – Fadeaway Editions

27 Mar 2024

Archival music is like fine wine: it gets better with age and there is a finite amount of true vintage gems. Sourcing music from yesteryear is a true artform. Sometimes all that’s left are the reel-to-reel tapes, and it takes a good recording studio to extract the magic from decades ago. Other times, the music was rediscovered by relatives once the songwriter has passed on. 

The Fadeaway Editions catalog is a rare find which combines high quality songs with lyrics that reflect the times in which they were written, all available on the APM website for one-stop music licensing. Each album compilation reflects a specific style of music from a range of years that reflect the actual recording years. The years of the recordings are known for every song, finding exactly what you need has never been easier! 

The first three releases span a wide variety of genres – Big Band crooners, Southern Gospel, and 70s Psychedelic Rock. Here are some highlights: 

The recordings are clean and useful for productions needing authentic archival music, or just in need of good songs that have stood the test of time. As the saying goes, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to!  

By Sarah Scarlata