Universal launches film and TV score label
Universal Production Music has launched a film and TV score label with composer Harry Gregson-Williams.
The label is named after Gregson-Williams, who has worked on the likes of The Last Duel, House Of Gucci, Mulan, The Gilded Age, all four Shrek films, and more, with the title Scored By: Harry Gregson-Williams. It will feature albums composed by Gregson-Williams and his team, curated with label partner and fellow composer Tom Howe.
Five production music albums are available at launch, including mood-based album themes ranging from action-packed chases to apprehensive tension and impulsive ripples.
Gregson-Williams said: “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.”
Geoff Cox, UK head of production at Universal Production Music, commented: “Harry is one of Hollywood’s most renowned film composers whose music has sound tracked 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.”