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.

Bee Gees, Daughter & more for 'A Long Way Down'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 31 March 2014

Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul are the ensemble cast in the feature adaptation of Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel ‘A Long Way Down’. The film’s soundtrack includes music UMP writers Daughter, Alabama Shakes, The Irrepressibles, Bee Gees and Gloria Gaynor’s classic ‘I Will Survive’ written by Freddie Perrin and Dino Fekaris.

Coca Cola Light 'Choose Love Over Like'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 06 March 2014

Coca Cola Light have launched a global ad campaign ‘Choose Love Over Like’ – featuring John Newman’s worldwide smash hit single ‘Love Me Again’ – a track co-written by award-winning UMPG songwriter Steve Booker.

Music + Sound Awards Winners 2014

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 February 2014

Universal Music Publishing's Film & TV team won in two categories at the 2014 Music + Sound Awards held at London’s Troxy last night. The evening was opened by UMPG's The Family Rain who put in a storming performance.

Primal Scream and Pixies for 'Dom Hemingway'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 November 2013

UMP have three syncs in the film ‘Dom Hemingway’ starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant and Emilia Clarke. Dom Hemingway (Law)  - a proud, charismatic, self-proclaimed prince of safe-cracking with a short fuse - is finally back on the streets of London after twelve years in prison.

Keane and Lily Allen for John Lewis Christmas ad

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 08 November 2013

Lily Allen has covered Keane ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ for the stunning John Lewis 2013 Christmas ad campaign. The animated spot, dubbed ‘The Bear & The Hare’, tells the story of a group of woodland animals celebrating Christmas. The hare wants his friend the bear to experience Christmas for the first time – something he’s never done as he is always hibernating.