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June 8

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June 8, 1993 – The Soundtrack for Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs is Released on CD for the First Time

“Though your teeth are out, and your whiskers sprout, and your arches give away, you’re never too old to be young and gay.”

On June 8, 1993, the soundtrack for Disney’s animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released for the first time on compact disc (CD). It featured the entire score and songs from the film, as well as two songs that were created for the film but inevitably cut from the final production: “Music in Your Soup” and “You’re Never Too Old to Be Young.”

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May 4

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May 4, 2018 – Remastered Star Wars Soundtracks are Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by John Williams.”

On May 4, 2018, to honor the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars series of films, Walt Disney Records released remastered version of the soundtracks for the first six films. The score, composed by John Williams, has been awarded several Academy Award nominations, and won in 1977 for Best Original Score. Alongside the remastered score, the CDs released include new artwork and a mini-poster for collectors.

April 27

April 27, 2013 – The First Radio Disney Music Awards are Held

“The star power of its presenters and nominees is a testament to the venerable brand that is Mickey Mouse Inc., but also to its commitment to music.”

On April 27, 2013, the first Radio Disney Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Although similar awards were held in the past, they were an informal special radio program that had its last broadcast in 2007; this ceremony was the first official formal ceremony. The awards themselves have viewers and listeners determine the winners through weeks of submitting their votes through various messaging methods, such as text messaging and social media channels. The award winners feature a variety of musical artists, ranging from Disney Channel stars to big-name pop artists. Attendees and performers included Bridgit Mendler, Coco Jones, and Selena Gomez. Of the big three awards, Best Music Group went to One Direction, Best Male Artist went to Justin Bieber, and Best Female Artist went to Selena Gomez.

April 25

April 25, 2015 – The Third Radio Disney Music Awards are Held at the Microsoft Theater

“Music’s biggest event for families – the Radio Disney Music Awards are coming!”

On April 25, 2015, the third Radio Disney Music Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The awards themselves have viewers and listeners determine the winners through weeks of submitting their votes through various messaging methods, such as text messaging and social media channels. The award winners feature a variety of musical artists, ranging from Disney Channel stars to big-name pop artists. Of the big three awards, Best Music Group went to girl group Fifth Harmony, Best Male Artist went to Ed Sheeran, and Best Female Artist went to Ariana Grande. Jennifer Lopez was awarded the special Hero Award in recognition for her service to women and children through the Lopez Family Foundation.

April 14

April 14, 2010 – Lyric Street Records Officially Closes

“The Lyric Street team has had an amazing run, building a slate of well-known artists including the superstar act, Rascal Flatts.” – Chairman of Disney Music Group, Bob Cavallo

On April 14, 2010, the Disney-owned country record label Lyric Street Records officially closed its operations. The label opened in 1997, with sister label Carolwood being created in 2008. Both labels were closed as part of Disney’s streamlined priorities, and executives were actively looking for new labels for their big artists, such as Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington.

March 25

March 25, 1991 – Dick Tracy Wins Three Academy Awards

“Baby, you’re mine on a platter, I always get my man.”

On March 25, 1991, the 63rd Academy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. At this ceremony, the Touchstone Pictures film Dick Tracey, nominated for seven awards, walked away with three: Best Original Song for ”Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man),” awarded to Stephen Sondheim; Best Art Direction, awarded to Richard Sylbert for Art Direction and Rick Simpson for Set Direction; and Best Makeup for John Caglione Jr. and Doug Drexler.

March 24

March 24, 2002 – “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc. Wins Academy Award

“You and me together, that’s how it always should be, one without the other, don’t mean nothing to me, nothing to me…”

On March 24, 2002, the 74th Academy Awards were held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. Although nominated for three awards, the Pixar animated feature film Monsters, Inc. only managed to walk away with one: the Academy Award for Best Original Song, awarded to Randy Newman for “If I Didn’t Have You.” This song beat out the likes of “May It Be” by Enya, Nicky Ryan, and Roma Ryan (written for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring); “There You’ll Be” by Diane Warren (written for Pearl Harbor); “Until…” by Sting (written for Kate & Leopold); and “Vanilla Sky” by Paul McCartney (written for Vanilla Sky).