New collection features reimagined versions of classic hit songs
SANTA MONICA — Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), the global leader in production music, today announced the launch of new label ‘RE|COVERED’ which features artfully reimagined cover versions of classic hits and hidden gems from the vaults of popular music.
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, reimagined 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 creatively re-interpreted by top vocalists and musicians and produced with state-of-the art recording techniques. 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 extraordinaire 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 said: “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.”
For more information and to hear these reimagined classic songs, visit our socials at:
About Universal Publishing Production Music
Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) is home to the world’s leading production music brands including Universal Production Music (formerly Killer Tracks), FirstCom Music, ELIAS Music and Kapagama. The organization’s premier music catalogs are crafted specifically for media use. Covering all genres, moods, emotions and project types, UPPM’s ever-expanding repertoire is created by a roster of top artists and composers from around the globe. UPPM produces imaginative music and builds creative partnerships to form a suite of labels that add depth and individuality to its catalogue – each with its own unique style and heritage. Dedicated to helping clients create emotional and memorable audiovisual experiences, UPPM also offers full music supervision services including: music searches, bespoke music edits, re-versioning and commissioned music around the world.
Initial Launch Track Listings
Born to Be Wild
Guns of Brixton
We Need Some Money
I Want to Be Evil
The Long Black Veil
You Are So Beautiful
You Make Lovin Fun
You Are So Beautiful
Say You Love Me
If She Knew What She Wants
Achy Breaky Heart
Even the Nights Are Better
If I Ever Fall in Love Again
Love Is Alive
Songs of Home, Hope and Healing
Sweet Home Alabama
Lean on Me
All I Have to Give
All Through the Night
Midnight Train to Georgia
After the Storm
Ain’t No Love in The Heart of the City
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’
You’re So Vain
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Rock N Roll Hoochie Coo
I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
I Will Survive