Film & TV


Universal Music Publishing’s Film & TV Department creates opportunities for and licenses our catalogue of songs to film, television, advertising, computer games and stage productions: what is often referred to as ‘synchronisation’. We work closely with each writer to support their creative endeavours and both promote and protect their music at every stage of their career. The UK office has a 12 strong Film & TV team working alongside similar specialist departments in our offices around the world. Covering everything from a song’s first play on UK TV to a major US hit series or scoring original film music, we always treat every use of our artists’ music with equal importance.

INXS, Albinoni and more for 'The Inbetweeners 2'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 14 August 2014

The Inbetweeners return in feature-length style as hapless ‘fwends’ Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him on his gap year in Australia - promising them it is the ''the sex capital of the world''. With their lives now rather dull compared to their chaotic school days and legendary lads holiday, it's an offer they can't refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on the backpacking trip of a lifetime, in an awful car…

UMPG Artists soundtrack 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 August 2014 Twelve series in and ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ is still as addictive as ever… and so is the music! Universal Music Publishing’s signings helped compose over 50 songs used in Series 13, ranging from the likes of established pop acts such as Lily Allen, Example and Klaxons to buzz-worthy up and comers such as Bondax, Kimberly Anne, and Saint Raymond.

Rondor Music / UMPG and DreamWorks Animation announce global publishing agreement

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 July 2014

Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music, yesterday announced that DreamWorks Animation and Rondor Music International, a subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), have agreed to an exclusive, worldwide music publishing administration agreement. The long term deal includes the entire DreamWorks Animation music catalogue created over the past two decades, as well as music included in future DreamWorks Animation films, television programs and live entertainment properties.

UMPG artists soundtrack 'Made In Chelsea' Series 7

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 25 June 2014

'Made In Chelsea' isn’t just about love, heartbreak and drama in West London – it’s also about the music! Universal Music Publishing signings helped compose over 25 songs used in Series 7 of the hit e4 show, ranging from buzz worthy up and comers such as Raleigh Ritchie, Saint Raymond and Kimberly Anne to established acts such as Franz Ferdinand and Klaxons.

Eliza and the Bear help Bulmers shine

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 May 2014

Launching the new ‘Shine’ #LiveColourful campaign, Bulmers have unveiled a kaleidoscopic new advert to promote their range of ciders in the run-up to summer.

'Jagged Little Pill' soundtracks 'The Trip to Italy'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 May 2014

Alanis Morissette’s seminal studio album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ has re-entered the album Top 40 UK album charts after featuring in BBC2 comedy series ‘The Trip to Italy.’ The show sees Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip round Italy on the premise of reviewing restaurants, but the food plays second fiddle to the crackling comic dialogue thrown back and forth between the pair.

Tourist 'Placid Acid' for

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 April 2014

Online fashion store have kicked-off their ad summer campaign, and recent Universal Music Publishing signing Tourist provides the suitably summery vibes with his funky, dance-inducing track ‘Placid Acid’.

Electric Guest for Ikea 'Wonderful Everyday'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 April 2014

As part of their ‘Wonderful Everyday’ campaign, iconic Swedish furniture designer IKEA have launched a new advert promoting their range of products for the busiest room in the house: the kitchen. The ad is soundtracked by Electric Guests’ suitably busy and sparklingly uplifting ‘This Head I Hold’.