Santa Monica, CA (September 23, 2020)—Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) has launched a new label, RE|COVERED, aiming to feature re-imagined cover versions of classic hit songs and hidden gems from the popular music vaults.
The launch entails 40 newly produced songs, including unique interpretations of such iconic songs as “Vertigo,” “Born to Be Wild,” “Achy Breaky Heart,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “I Will Survive,” with plans to release additional songs on an ongoing basis. RE|COVERED music is available with one-stop licensing for both masters and publishing.
“The RE|COVERED project not only gives our clients incredible, re-imagined versions of songs which grace the soundtrack of our lives, it also maintains the ‘one-stop shop’ appeal of production music where clients can license 100% of the master and publishing via the Universal Music Publishing Group Film & TV group or any of the UPPM global brands, including Universal Production Music worldwide or FirstCom Music and Elias Music in the US,” said UPPM president Michael Sammis.
Each song in the RE|COVERED catalog has been re-interpreted. For the Bill Withers’ classic “Lean on Me,” acclaimed pianist Pat Coil teamed with percussionist Shardé Thomas in a soulful rendition of the track. Other artists contributing to the RE|COVERED project include jazz vocalist Oliver Kuper Harris, soul singer Luke McMaster and multi-platinum recording artist Clair Marlo.
RE|COVERED songs are tailored for use in advertising, cinema, television, games and other media. Most songs are available with stems and include vocal and instrumental versions.
Overseeing the project is Ken Nelson, SVP of global repertoire for UPPM, who noted, “We’ve responded to numerous requests from content creators with a collection unique in production music. These are outstanding recordings, performed with style and passion. We invested our heart and soul in these songs and look forward to many future releases.”
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