Inspired Studios began in the late 1920’s as a plastic manufacturer of buttons for the garment industry and game pieces for the board game business under the name Synthetic Plastics Company (“SPC”).
Technological advances in the decades to come allowed the company to expand its repertoire to include products such as dice, poker chips, pawns, and other plastic-molded products. Following World War II, the Kasen’s discovered that his molding presses could be adapted to make phonograph records.
With this as inspiration, Daniel Kasen and his brother, Louis Kasen, founded the children’s record label Peter Pan Records, which eventually became the second largest manufacturer of children's records in the U.S.
Now, the oldest independent entertainment production and distribution company in America, Inspired Studios has expanded into the digital distribution of audio recordings, music publishing, video/film and ebooks with recordings.
In addition to its highly successful Inspired Pictures, Current, Parade and Peter Pan video labels, Inspired distributes several audio imprints including Compose (various artists and genres), Peter Pan (children’s), Compose (various), Mojito/Compose Tropico (Latin), Current (new age, lifestyle, and world beat), Mountain Dew/Compose Country (country), JA Classics (Jamaican Authentic), Guest Star (artists) and Power (club and dance).