Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets.
Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. Universal Production Music will also represent Banijay’s existing global catalogue spanning 30,000-tracks across some of the world’s most popular shows.
The deal reinforces UMPG’s unique position as publisher of choice for the world’s biggest film, TV and production companies, including Universal Pictures, Warner Bros Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Disney Europe (and other territories), Amazon, HBO, DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation, Legendary Pictures, Mar Vista Entertainment, NBC, Moonbug Entertainment, Hasbro, Sesame Workshop, and many others.
UMPG represents some of the world’s most iconic and universally-recognised themes from TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Friends and Sesame Street – and scores and hit themes from blockbuster films such as The James Bond Franchise, Disney’s Frozen, Star Wars, Toy Story, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and more.