Universal Production Music, Universal Music Publishing Group’s production music company, has launched an exclusive production music joint venture with film composer Harry Gregson-Williams.
Harry Gregson-Williams’ recent film and TV projects include ‘The Last Duel’ and ‘House of Gucci,’ both directed by Ridley Scott; Disney’s live action feature film ‘Mulan’ directed by Niki Caro; Disneynature’s ‘Penguins’ and ‘Polar Bear’; HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ and the Netflix documentary ‘Return to Space.’
Gregson-Williams garnered a BAFTA nomination for the first Shrek film and has received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score for ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and is an Emmy nominee for his work on the anthology series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ for “The Commuter” episode.
The new label, ‘Scored By: Harry Gregson-Williams,’ features albums composed by Gregson-Williams and his team, curated with label partner and fellow composer Tom Howe. The launch will feature mood-based album themes ranging from action-packed chases to apprehensive tension and impulsive ripples, all with Gregson-Williams’ signature compositional style and sound.
“I’m extremely happy to be partnering with Universal Production Music on the creation of this new music label. Making my music available in this way – beyond the boundaries of the specific film and television score commissions I’m doing – seems like a wonderful opportunity and a natural extension to my work,” said Gregson-Williams.
The new agreement further strengthens Gregson-Williams’ close relationship with Universal Music, having signed an exclusive, global administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in 2019.
Geoff Cox, UK Head of Production at Universal Production Music, added: “Harry is one of Hollywood’s most renowned film composers whose music has soundtracked some of the most iconic movies of the last 20 years. To have access to that experience and build a label together that showcases Harry’s talents and delivers us exceptional music for our clients is a huge coup for us and highlights our strategy of working with the absolute best in the business.”
Jane Carter, President, Universal Production Music said “It’s always a privilege to spend time with a composer in their studio and listen to their music. Visiting Harry Gregson-Williams was no exception. To listen to his exceptional music which is so evocative was exhilarating and an experience I will cherish. I’m proud of this contribution to Universal Production Music in our mission to deliver quality at the highest level.”
Jody Gerson, Chairman & CEO at Universal Music Publishing Group, added: “We are extremely proud to collaborate with such a high-profile film score composer whose experience is unparalleled in this space. Scored By: Harry Gregson-Williams has been thoughtfully curated for our Film and TV broadcast audience which truly exemplifies excellence and quality in every aspect and further highlights our commitment to work with the world’s best composers.
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