WaterTower Music Dominates Billboard’s Soundtrack Chart in 2012
Label’s Titles Combine for 13 Weeks at #1
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music announced today that the label has held the top spot on Billboard’s soundtrack chart for 13 weeks in 2012. In addition, a WaterTower Music soundtrack has occupied the #1 position on the soundtrack chart for the last eight consecutive weeks.
The current run began with WaterTower’s Rock of Ages - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which held the #1 soundtrack chart position for six consecutive weeks according to Billboard – the longest a title has consecutively held the top position since September 2011.
Following Rock of Ages, The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack took the #1 soundtrack spot, and is now the #1 soundtrack in the country for the second consecutive week. It also debuted last week at #8 on the Top 200 chart, the highest charting score album of composer Hans Zimmer’s illustrious career. Additionally, it has the distinction of being the highest charting score album in over 10 years.
Prior to that, the soundtracks to Joyful Noise and Project X combined for an additional five weeks at the top of the soundtrack chart in 2012.
WaterTower has also held the top slot on Billboard’s indie chart for five weeks in 2012, more than any other label this year.
“This has been an extraordinary year for us, the strongest we’ve ever had,” commented WaterTower Music head Jason Linn. “And we anticipate a robust year-end with new music from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”