Film, TV & Media


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.

UMPG syncs at BFI London Film Festival

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 September 2016

Several songs from UMPG artists & writers feature in the soundtracks for films showing at the BFI London Film Festival. Films include 'London Town' - telling the story of a Clash obsessed teenager who crosses paths with Joe Strummer, crime thriller 'City of Tiny Lights' and road movie 'American Honey'. 

The Undertones for Gucci Cruise 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 September 2016

The Undertones 'My Perfect Cousin' soundtracks the Gucci Cruise 17 campaign. The spot features acclaimed actress Vanessa Redgrave, alongside an eccentric cast of characters, filmed in the grounds and interior of Chatsworth House. 

'Bridget Jones' Baby' soundtrack

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 30 August 2016

The soundtrack to 'Bridget Jones's Baby' features 10 UMPG published songs, including music from Adele, Lily Allen, Years & Years, Annie Lennox & more. 

'Mullholland Drive' named best film of 21st century

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 25 August 2016

David Lynch's 'Mullholland Drive' has been named the greatest film of the 21st century in a poll by BBC Culture, which consulted 177 film critics from 36 countries. UMPG publish the soundtrack via both David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti. 

Netflix 'Stranger Things' soundtrack

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 15 August 2016

The following UMPG published songs feature in the cult Netflix series 'Stranger Things': 

New Order - 'Elegia'; The Clash - 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go'; The Smiths - 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'; The Bangles - 'Hazy Shade Of Winter'; David Bowie - 'Heroes' (Brian Eno co-write); Modern English - 'I Melt With You'; Joy Division - 'Atmosphere'; Jefferson Airplane - 'White Rabbit'

Tourist 'Run' for EA Sports FIFA 17

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 August 2016

Tourist ‘Run’ provides an apt soundtrack for EA Sports’ latest promo for their new FIFA 17 game. The spot introduces the new player faces of FC Bayern who star in FIFA 17, including Neuer, Lewandowski, Costa, Coman, and Müller.

Jamie N Commons for BBC's Olympic Games trailer

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 08 July 2016

Jamie N Commons’ new single  ‘Not Gonna Break Me’ has been selected by the BBC as their theme song for the forthcoming Olympic Games coverage. ‘Not Gonna Break Me’ was written, recorded and produced solely by Jamie, who plays almost every instrument on the song - its heavy groove and haunting vocals giving depth to the song’s irrepressible message.