Background: Epic Music Video is the home entertainment division of Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
1st Logo (1980s-1990s)
Nickname: “Bars and Mic”, "Epic Logo Of Doom", "Awful Music Video"
Logo: On a black background, three blue bars and a gray microphone fly from all over and stop in the center. “Epic Music Video” fades in below, and then we fade out.
FX/SFX: The logo parts joining together.
Music/Sounds: An explosion.
Availability: Rare. It might have appeared on releases from this period.
Scare Factor: High to nightmare. The logo parts coming out of nowhere and that explosion sound will definitely scare more than just a few people.
2nd Logo (2000s-2010)
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.
FX/SFX: The lights, the structure, the fireballs.
Music/Sounds: On the first half of the logo, there are 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 as Michael Jackson: Number Ones and Isreal and New Breed: Live From Another Level.
Scare Factor: Medium to high, there are so many dramatics throughout the logo, it could terrify some, but it's a little tamer than the previous logo.
2nd Logo (2010-2011)
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 releases from Epic Music Video from 2010 to 2011. Scare Factor: Low to medium, black backgrounds and whooshes are not a popular combination to sit well with people. However, it is not as scary as the previous two logos.