Epic Music Video

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Logo descriptions and captures by Logophile and thehugetvfan
Video capture by EnormousRat

Background: Epic Music Video is the home entertainment division of Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

1st Logo

Nickname: “Microphone"

Logo: On a black background, three blue bars and a gray microphone fly from all over and stop in the center, forming the Epic Records logo from the time. “epic music video” fades in below.

FX/SFX: The logo parts joining together.

Music/Sounds: A loud explosion sound.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the VHS version of Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - History, it uses the closing song "Heal the World (7" Edit)".

Availability: Rare. Appeared on VHS releases from this period. It may show up on early DVDs as well.

Editor's Note: The sudden appearance of the logo might startle unexpected viewers.

2nd Logo

Epic Music Video
Logo: On a black background, there are several brown boxes emitting light beams from the left and right. The camera moves forward, then rotates to the left and eases backto reveal the boxes are part of a chain forming an oval. In the middle is a silver zeppelin-like metallic object spinning. The structure reflects the light. The camera goes down and a small fireball erupts from the structure. The camera moves to the bottom and another fireball appears. It then continues to the front which shows the object saying "EPIC". The logo eases back in the middle. Lights flash through the logo and it glows. A black light surges through the other lights rapidly and one at a time. Then at the bottom, "epic music video" in gold shines itself on. The a gold box glows around the company name to border it. It looks like the Epic Records "Sunburst" logo.

FX/SFX: The lights, the structure, the fireballs; all CGI.

Music/Sounds: On the first half of the logo, sounds of ominous whooshes and electricity crackling. Explosions are heard on the fireballs, and, when the black light surges, a surging noise is heard.

Availability: Seen on releases from Epic Music Video, such asMichael Jackson: Number Ones, Audioslave, Pearl JamLive at the GardenandIsrael and New Breed: Live From Another Level.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
(2006-2011, 2015- )
Nickname: "Epic Script"

Logo: On a black background, purple and orange lights flash. Then it backs up as "Epic" writes itself in in blue and tan. Light flashes as it writes. When it gets to the "c", it draws a streak underneath and then black bordering appears
with white around it.

FX/SFX: The lights, "Epic" writing itself in.

Music/Sounds: Whooshes are heard as the logo writes itself in.

Availability: Seen on
Epic Music Video releases from the period. The company revived this logo in 2015 as a corporate brand, but still unknown to be used in video releases.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
(2011-2015)Epic Music Video - CLG Wiki

Logo: On a white background, we see a red stylized text that reads "epic".

FX/SFX: None, the logo just fades in.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on
releases from Epic Music Video since 2011.

Editor's Note: None.