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.

Clean Cut Kid play Havas Kings Cross session

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 19 July 2017

In June, UMPG teamed up with Clean Cut Kid to host a session with long standing agency partners Havas. The four-piece from Liverpool took time out of their busy summer festival schedule to play an array of their awesome tracks to the Havas audience, including most recent single ‘Vitamin C’ from debut album ‘Felt’.

Music + Sound Awards nominations 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 29 June 2017

UMPG published compositions have been nominated for six Music + Sound Awards - a ceremony which recognises and celebrates the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that both music and sound design play in the media.

H&M Loves Coachella

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 April 2017

The Atomics cover 'Let's Live For Today' by The Grass Roots in this year's campaign for H&M Loves Coachella.

Joy Division, New Order, Pixies and more included in the 'Gold' Soundtrack

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 February 2017

The new film ‘Gold’ tells the tale of Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break who teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez and Bryce Dallas Howard it’s in UK cinemas from 3rd February. The film includes five UMPG published songs. 

Frances for 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 January 2017

Frances has written 'What Is Love?' for the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack. The film stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and opens on 10th February. Frances releases her debut album 'Things I've Never Said' on 17th March.