Magazine article Screen International

Universal Music Launches Soundtrack Venture, Backs 'On Chesil Beach'

Magazine article Screen International

Universal Music Launches Soundtrack Venture, Backs 'On Chesil Beach'

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Universal Music UK and Abbey Road Studios are launching a new joint outfit, Globe Soundtrack & Score, which will provide funding and creative input for bespoke soundtrack services, getting onboard at the early stages of film and television projects.

The company will help shape and finance budgets for the creation of soundtracks, through recording, release, marketing and distribution, and will retain rights to recoup costs further down the line via routes including music streaming services.

The division's first endeavour will be Dominic Cooke's upcoming adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel On Chesil Beach, which is in pre-production and will star Saorise Ronan [pictured]. The project is being produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films.

Marc Robinson, recently promoted to president of Universal Music UK's creative and commercial division Globe, will oversee the venture. …

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