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Universal Publishing Production Music Debuts New Label “RE|COVERED”


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:

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Initial Launch Track Listings


Born to Be Wild

Guns of Brixton

We Need Some Money

Little Lies

Magnificent Seven

I Want to Be Evil


The Long Black Veil

Naturally Stoned

You Are So Beautiful 

Pop Love

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

Brown Eyes

If I Ever Fall in Love Again

Love Is Alive

Songs of Home, Hope and Healing

Sweet Home Alabama

Don’t Stop

Lean on Me

Shining Star

California Dreaming

All I Have to Give

All Through the Night

Midnight Train to Georgia

After the Storm

Get Together

Girl Power

Mississippi Queen

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

My Maria 

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.