Universal Music UK and Abbey Road Studios are launching the new Globe Soundtrack & Score division.
The division, which will be based in the Abbey Road studios, will work with producers, directors, music supervisors and composers to source and create music for a wide variety of projects.
It will contribute at the earliest stages of a soundtrack, in terms of funding as well as content and composition.
The first outing for the new approach will be On Chesil Beach, the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 2007 novel starring Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan. The film, directed by Dominic Cooke, is being produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films, the driving force behind the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated Carol and Youth.
Marc Robinson, recently promoted to President of Universal Music UK’s creative and commercial division Globe, is overseeing the new venture.
Commenting, Marc said: ‘Globe Soundtrack & Score is about being part of the creative process from the beginning, helping to shape and fund budgets and then being the team that takes the music through to recording, release, marketing and distribution.
‘It’s at that point the strengths of Globe as part of the Universal Music infrastructure kick in – it’s like a label services company for film-makers.’
Universal Music has already enjoyed considerable success with film and TV music – most recently with the Oscar-winning Ennio Morricone soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Other big-selling soundtracks for the company have included Spectre and Star Wars.