Film, TV + Media


With an unparalleled roster and iconic catalogue of over three million songs, UMPG has the industry’s premiere global creative and synchronization team.  We connect the best music to film, tv, advertising, stage, video games and digital content.

From emerging artists and songwriters to global superstars, we create opportunities for our talented writers to include worldwide sync placements, networking opportunities with studios and music supervisors, and facilitating original music creation for projects. With a deep knowledge of the UMPG catalog our music experts provide a personal service and advanced tools to help you easily find and license the perfect track for your project within the scope of your budget.

We provide free music supervision, including song searches, creative and licensing services, as well as one stop solutions. For more information, you can visit our Music Search. Or to request a license for a song, go to our Request License Quote page or email umpg.licensing@umusic.com.  Check out some examples of recent synchs we’ve licensed for major advertisers, films, trailers, games and more below.

Nick Jonas Soundtracks 'Ferdinand’ Movie Trailer

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 September 2017

UMPG songwriter Nick Jonas soundtracks the trailer for the upcoming 20th Century FOX film, Ferdinand. Co-written and performed by Jonas, “Home” sets the stage for the story of a giant bull with a big heart.

UMPG Sync Powers Up iPhone 8 Ad

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 September 2017 For the iPhone 8 ad, Apple teams up with UMPG on a sync that complements the product’s future-forward design. The soundtrack is “Area” written by UMPG songwriter Magnus Lidehall. 

Paul Simon Strikes a Chord in Sentimental Volkswagen Ad

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 June 2017

In one of the most memorable ads of the year, Volkswagen takes viewers on an emotional journey powered by Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” written by UMPG’s Paul Simon. The commercial tells one family’s story that goes cross-country and spans generations. 

UMPG Songs Featured in 10 Grammy Commercials

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 February 2017

Thanks to hard work by UMPG’s agency partners, and our own advertising and licensing teams, not only did UMPG songwriters garner multiple wins at the Grammy Awards, but those watching at home saw nine incredible commercials and a TV promo, using our writers’ songs.