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About the site
SoundtrackCollector is an online community of people interested in movie soundtracks. It contains a growing collection of information on movie soundtracks.
SoundtrackCollector is NOT a shop. You cannot buy any of the soundtracks in our database from us.
However, you can buy some of the soundtracks from Amazon, CDNOW or any of the other shops by using the links we provide.
You cam also by some of the soundtracks from other SoundtrackCollector members through the classified ads.
Only you can see which soundtracks you have in your collection or on your wish list. We only show
information on how many people have a certain soundtrack in their collection or wish list, but this is only to show other
members whether a soundtrack is popular or not.
In the future, it will possible to let other members view what's in your collection or on your wish list (but you specify which soundtracks other members get to see). Opening
up your collection will make collaboration between members possible (maybe you can sell or swap soundtracks).
At the moment, SoundtrackCollector is completely free. You can sponsor us by buying from Amazon.com or CDNow.com using one of the links we have on a number of pages.
We do a lot of active gathering of information, but the bulk of our information is submitted by people in the industry and visitors like you.
A soundtrack is the original recording of the score of a movie.
Also, in April 2001, Cees Eijck generously donated us his database of over 29000 movies and 3500 soundtracks. Cees Eijck is the founder of the Dutch branch of the Max Steiner Society and
co-founder of Cinemusica, the Dutch Foundation for Film Music
A label is what is issued by a specific manufacturer (like Varese Sarabande, Sony or MCA).
Each soundtrack can be released by a number of labels. For instance, in many cases the European and US versions are released on completely different labels, but they still contain the same soundtrack.
In the SoundtrackCollector database you can see which labels have been released for a specific soundtrack.