Universal Music UK and Abbey Road Studios are launching a new division, Globe Soundtrack & Score, to maximise the artistic and commercial impact of music in film and TV.
The division, which will be based in the world-famous studios, will work with producers, directors, music supervisors and composers to source and create music for a wide variety of projects. It will contribute at the earliest stages of a soundtrack, in terms of funding as well as content and composition.
The first outing for the new approach will be On Chesil Beach, the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 2007 novel starring Saoirse Ronan. The film, directed by Dominic Cooke, is being produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films, the driving force behind the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated Carol and Youth.
Marc Robinson (pictured), who was recently promoted to president of Universal Music UK’s creative and commercial division Globe, is overseeing the new venture. He described the deal with Number 9 as reflecting “a complete reimagining of how film and TV music is created”.