Magazine article Screen International

Scott Free Signs Universal Music Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Scott Free Signs Universal Music Deal

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Long-term deal with Ridley Scott's company will encompass all film and TV projects.

Scott Free London and Universal Music Publishing (UMP) have entered into a long-term strategic partnership. The deal will see UMP administer all of the music publishing rights retained by Scott Free across its slate of film and television projects to "maximize the opportunities available worldwide".

The company, owned by filmmaker and producer Ridley Scott, produces a films and TV series including the Life in a Day documentary franchise and miniseries Labyrinth, based on Kate Mosse's best-selling novel.

Scott Free is also currently in post-production on Rowan Joffe's thriller Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and based on S J Watson's best-selling novel. Upcoming features and TV projects including Blood Red Road, Get Santa directed by Christopher Smith (Triangle) and TV drama Effective Range.

UMP will work closely with Scott Free in areas including licensing music from their catalogue of works and advising on score composers. …

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