|Who are we?
Universal Publishing Production Music is a diverse and comprehensive collection of over 120,000 original tracks. Our renowned labels include Atmosphere, Bruton, Chappell, Match, BBC Production Music, Killer Tracks, Firstcom, Koka, Kosinus, Immediate Music and many more. We cover every genre of music from live epic orchestra to solo instruments and underscores to pop & rock.
Why are we the best choice?
Our roster of writers is equally diverse including the legendary Hal David, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Michael Nyman, Matt Hales of Aqualung, The Herbaliser, Inon Zur, Veigar Margeirsson and Ennio Morricone ensuring authenticity and quality in all areas of production. We continue to work with the established composers that have become the industry favourites.
What do we offer our clients?
We offer a full music supervision service to our clients. We provide free music searches, bespoke music edits, UniQ compilations, re-versioning and commissioned music.
Where do we come from?
The UPPM Story
The UPPM heritage has evolved over decades into a diverse and comprehensive collection of popular and respected group of labels.
Most recently in 2007 BMGZomba was aquired by Universal Music Publishing and we were welcomed as part of the Universal Music Group. We continue to work with our highly respected labels with international additions such as Mastersource and Immediate music.
With over 30 global offices we remain the leader in Production Music worldwide.
Key Dates in our History
1941 The Chappell Recorded Music Library begins when Charles Williams is engaged to conduct the Queens Hall Light Orchestra for a series of recordings (78's), recorded exclusively for professional use in radio, films and particularly newsreels
1977 Bruton Music is founded as a subsidiary of ATV Music under its owner, TV magnate, Lou Grade. The library takes its name from ATV's London offices in Bruton Street, Mayfair
1980 FirstCom Music is founded in Dallas, Texas by radio entrepreneur Jim Long
1981 Atmosphere Music founded by John Lee
1982 ATV Music sold to pop star Michael Jackson, administrated by CBS Songs
1985 Michael Jackson sells Bruton Music to Zomba Music Publishing, a growing independent music group formed in South Africa ten years earlier
1998 Zomba acquires Chappell from the Warner Chappell Music Group, which is integrated into the Bruton Music office
1990 Zomba acquires FirstCom
1991 BMG Music Publishing launched. Acquires Killer Tracks in USA
1995 BMG acquires Atmosphere Music and Match
1996 Zomba Production Music launched, offering Bruton, Chappell & FirstCom under one roof
2001 Galerie is launched at the London Production Show & Connect 2 Music is acquired by ZPM
2002 The Zomba Group is acquired by the Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG)
2003 BMGZomba Production Music is launched
2007 Universal Music Publishing aquire BMG Music Publishing and UPPM is born.