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UMPG Songs Featured in 10 Grammy Commercials

UMPG Songs Featured in 10 Grammy Commercials

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.  Watch the spots below!

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“Nothing Compares 2 U”
Performed by: Fans, including Sampha, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Deer Tick’s John McCauley, and Brandi Carlile
Writer: Prince

“It Takes Two”
Re-recorded by: Carly Rae Jepsen & Lil Yachty (Originally performed by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock)
Writers: Robert Ginyard Jr., (James Brown)

Turbo Tax
“The Humpty Dance”
Performed by: Digital Underground
Writers: Gregory E. Jacobs, (George Clinton Jr.), (William Collins), (Walter Morrison)

“Stay With Me”
Piano re-record (Originally performed by Sam Smith)
Writers: James Napier, William Phillips, (Jeff Lynne), (Tom Petty), (Sam Smith)

Blue Diamond Almonds
“(Let’s) Get Together” performed by The Youngbloods
Writer: Chester Powers
Video not available online yet

“Jailbreak” performed by Thin Lizzy
Writer: Philip Lynott

Chick Fil A
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” performed by Starship
Writers: Diane Warren & (Albert Hammond)

“All 4 Love” performed by Evan Ross, Rumer Willis, Lizzie Jagger, Chelsea Tyler, TJ Mizell, and Coco Gordon (Originally performed by Color Me Badd)
Writers: Stephen Lee Cropper, Isaac Hayes, (Bryan Abrams), (Mark Calderon), (Kevin Thornton), (Samuel J. Watters)

AT&T / Direct TV
“Back to the Future Theme”
Writers: Alan Silvestri
Song: “Seinfeld Theme”
Writers: Jonathan Wolff
Song: “Theme from Knight Rider”
Writers: Glen Larson & Stuart Philipps
Song: “Game of Thrones Theme”
Writers: Ramin Djawadi
Song: “Sex and the City Theme”
Writers: Douglas Cuomo


Doubt – TV Promo
“River” by Bishop Briggs
Writers: Mark A. Jackson, Ian Brendon Scott, (Sarah Grace McLaughlin)
Video not available online yet