Currently Peter Ries and Roland Bone are writing and composing the soundtrack for the new film “Monolith (AT)” by director Julius Schultheiß. The resulting works will be co-published by Sony/ATV and UCP.ONE. The film is about Samir, who, marked by tiredness, moves through Berlin at night. 24 hours we will follow him. To avert an impending…
While anyone interested in music knows roughly what music labels are and what they mainly do, the tasks of music publishers are sometimes not even known in detail to all creative people in the music industry, as they are more likely to operate in the B2B sector. Basically, it is the task of a music publisher like UCP.ONE to exploit the work created by authors (i.e. the authors, composers and lyricists) and to license it to third parties. Consequently, the music publisher UCP.ONE does not usually distribute and exploit the respective recordings of performers such as singers, bands, music projects or orchestras, but takes care of the worldwide registration, administration and marketing of the created works (f.e. authorships). UCP.ONE also promotes and supports authors and enables them to concentrate on the creative process by taking care of the extensive administrative work associated with the exploitation and licensing of their works and ultimately ensuring that they receive the resulting royalties.
UCP.ONE offers the following services:
- Worldwide registration and data maintenance of works according to international standards
- Placement of works in films, advertisements, TV programmes and games
- Monitoring and income tracking in relation to the use of the published works
- Worldwide presence through an active partner network (sub-publishers)
- Support in the search for suitable labels, booking agencies
- Advice on marketing strategies and content decisions
- Search for suitable co-authors and bringing together composers and lyricists
- Printing of sheet music and distribution of musical works (physical and digital)
As a rule, UCP.ONE does not grant mechanical rights (reproduction rights). This is done through mechanical societies such as GEMA (Germany). Synch rights, on the other hand, are granted exclusively via UCP.ONE. The difference between synch rights and mechanical rights is that synch rights are granted for music that is to be heard in a visual medium (film, TV programme, computer game or TV advertising) and is thus permanently connected with this medium, whereas mechanical rights are purely licensing rights with regard to the reproduction of audio recordings (CD, download, streaming).
Some authors and composers of works published by UCP.ONE
In this context, UCP.ONE also works closely with UCM.ONE, which works with many music producers worldwide and itself runs various music labels such as Harthouse, Plastic City, Mole Listening Pearls or Noble Demon. Another close partner is the film and music production company UCMP, which can produce the suitable music and sound effects especially for films and series in close cooperation with the film producers and the director.