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.

Billie Eilish for Apple’s Holiday commercial

Apple’s latest Holiday commercial features 'come out and play' - a song co-written and performed by new UMPG signing Billie Eilish especially for the ad. The animated spot follows a girl working on a creative project on her Mac but keeping her work hidden away in a box, until one day her dog knocks open the window and all her papers fly out into the street. When people outside pick up the pieces of her work, they all smile – portraying the message of the ad: “have you ever made something wonderful but were too afraid to share it?”

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