MUMBAI: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has completed deals with HBO, DreamWorks, and James Newton Howard
UMPG already has existing deals with Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television Production, Universal Pictures and NBC catalogues.
Under the terms of the DreamWorks agreement, UMPG obtains exclusive administration rights for the studio’s future musical works for the world. DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. DreamWorks has a full slate of movies coming in 2011.
UMPG’s world-wide administration deal with HBO was recently completed and includes titles/cues/promos for Arliss, Big Love, Bored to Death, Carnivale, Deadwood, Flight of the Conchords, Entourage, Get Smart, Sex and the City, True Blood and more. HBO’s administration was previously through Warner/Chappell.
UMPG also just completed a worldwide administration deal for the entire James Newton Howard catalogue for works that he controls and future works. James Newton Howard is the award-winning film score composer behind such blockbusters as The Dark Knight, Michael Clayton, The Fugitive, Blood Diamond, and The Prince of Tides, to name a few.
"UMPG is proud to have such major names as HBO, DreamWorks, and James Newton Howard entrust their valuable catalogs to us. Clearly the faith these companies and composers are demonstrating in our world-wide staff, and proprietary systems (such as Royalty Window), are proof positive of UMPG’s unique strength in administering and providing creative support for Film and Television related catalogs," said Universal Music Publishing Group chairman & CEO David Renzer.