Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2008â€“ Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM,) a division of Universal Music Publishing Group, and Immediate Music, Hollywoodâ€™s preeminent supplier of original music for high profile, major studio feature film trailers, today announced they have entered into a worldwide deal by which UPPM will be representing music from the catalog of Immediate Music in all territories outside the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Benelux.
The announcement was jointly made today by Mr. Gary Gross, Worldwide President, UPPM, and by Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, co-founders/composers/producers, Immediate Music.
Regarding the new agreement, Mr. Gross said, â€œImmediate Music is famous for their unique sound, high quality productions and reputation of supplying music for blockbuster film trailers. We are thrilled to be representing this important catalog of work, and to generate new revenue opportunities for Immediate Music composers in expanded territories.â€?
Mr. Fayman said, â€œUniversal Publishing Production Music was the natural choice for our decision to market our music internationally, because we believe they are the preeminent supplier of high level production music throughout the world. Their sincere support of our music, combined with our trust in their global marketing vision and leadership under Gary Gross, made us want to be part of the Universal Publishing Production Music family.â€?
Adds Mr. Goren, "Immediate Music is thrilled to join with Universal Publishing Production Music in opening new avenues of creative and publishing opportunities for both entities. We are looking forward to very fruitful alliance with UPPMâ€™s talented international team."
Universal Publishing Production Music (a unit of Universal Music Publishing Group,) is the leading production music group in the world, with a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of 5,000 CDs of UMPG-owned repertoire, encompassing over 100,000 titles from over twenty-five different labels. The company's catalogues include Atmosphere, Bruton, and Chappell from the U.K, Chronic Trax, EVO, FirstCom, Killer Tracks, MasterSource, Network Music, and OneMusic from the U.S., Galerie and Koka Media from France, Match Music from Sweden, UBM from Germany, RCAL from Italy, and Vitamin A from Australia. Universal Publishing Production Music has production music library operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Benelux, Hungary, Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Greece, Turkey and throughout Asia.
UPPM Libraries are consistently a top choice for all major television networks, film studios and corporate clients of all sizes. Recent major motion picture placements include â€œSex In the City,â€? â€œLove Guru,â€? â€œThe House Bunny,â€? â€œBolt,â€? â€œBeverly Hills Chihuahua,â€? â€œHamlet 2,â€? â€œThe Mummy 3,â€? â€œTropic Thunder,â€? â€œAmerican Teen,â€? â€œForgetting Sarah Marshall,â€? â€œSuperhero Movie,â€? and more.
Television placements have included â€œUgly Betty,â€? â€œDesperate Housewives,â€? â€œBrothers & Sisters,â€? â€œArmy Wives,â€? â€œBurn Notice,â€? â€œPrison Break,â€? â€œMedium,â€? â€œUnhitched,â€? â€œAmericaâ€™s Next Top Model,â€? and â€œLaw & Order,â€? to name a few. Recent advertising campaigns include Mercedes Benz, Philips, Miller Beer, Peroni, Quiznoâ€™s, and Dodge, among others.
UPPM serves the niche business that creates, produces, and licenses music for use primarily as â€œbackgroundâ€? or â€œmoodâ€? music for use in film/TV, advertising, broadcast and corporate clients. Owning both the Master and the Copyright for the composition, UPPM allows clients to license both, in an easy and affordable one-stop shop.
Immediate Music was co-founded in 1993 by composers/producers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, and is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year. In the competitive market of motion picture advertising, the quality of Immediate Musicâ€™s compositions, as well as its high production levels, have consistently measured up against the finest motion picture scores in the entertainment industry. In addition to the critical acclaim they regularly receive from the motion picture industry, Goren and Fayman have also had success in the world of television. The composers are the winners of a 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Music Composition in a Sports Program,â€? for their work on "The XX Olympic Winter Games: The Stories of Torino.â€? This Emmy was bestowed by the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences during the 28th Annual Emmy Awards for Sports in 2007. Yoav Goren is also the winner of a 2008 â€œBMI Awardâ€? for his work on The Olympics telecast cited above.
Some of Immediate Musicâ€™s most recent campaigns include the creation of original music for â€œHancock,â€? â€œThe Incredible Hulk,â€? â€œIron Man,â€? â€œThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,â€? â€œPirates of the Caribbean 3,â€? â€œHorton Hears a Who,â€? as well as the upcoming â€œHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.â€? Immediate Music has also provided music for the promotional campaigns behind such TV programs as â€œLost,â€? â€œDesperate Housewives,â€? â€œSix Feet Under,â€? â€œWeeds,â€? â€œPrison Break,â€? â€œ24,â€? The Closer,â€? â€œSaving Grace,â€? â€œJohn Adams,â€? The Olympics, NFL Super Bowl telecasts, NHL playoffs and more. Ad campaigns to which the company has provided music include those promoting Toyota, Ford, DirecTV, Amstel, Hitachi, and Blu-Ray. For more info: www.immediatemusic.com
About Universal Music Publishing Group
With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's largest global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG's represents music in every genre from many of the worldâ€™s hottest songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.