Universal Production Music

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Universal Production Music
FormerlyKiller Tracks
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryRecord Company
HeadquartersUnited States
ParentUniversal Music Publishing Group

Universal Production Music (UPM), formerly known as Killer Tracks, is a company that produces and licenses production music for use in film, television, advertising and interactive media. The company was founded in Hollywood, California, in 1989 with an original catalog of 30 CDs. Today, the UPM's catalog contains over 2,000 CDs of music from 21 global libraries including Atmosphere, Killer Tracks, Koka, Match, and Network Music.[citation needed] The company continues to expand its catalog by acquiring new music collections and by producing over 100 new CDs of music each year.[citation needed]

In 2012, the company announced the Killer Tracks Artist Series which features original EPs of songs with lyrics from notable artists including Rev Theory and Alex Band, among others.[1] Unlike the rest of the Killer Tracks catalog, which is intended primarily for business-to-business (B2B) licensing, the Artist Series EPs are also widely available to fans and the general public for purchase and streaming through popular digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify.[citation needed]

The Killer Tracks catalog also includes original production music from well-known artists, composers and producers including Chuck D,[2][3] Lamont Dozier,[4] Jim Brickman, and others.[citation needed]

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group. Until 2007, Killer Tracks was owned by production music division of BMG Music Publishing, which was sold alongside other operations of the company. On September 12, 2019, Killer Tracks rebranded as Universal Production Music.[5]


  1. ^ Killer Tracks Artist Series To Release Sequence of Original EPs - Billboard.biz Story - April, 2012 http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/others/killer-tracks-artist-series-to-release-sequence-1006787352.story
  2. ^ "Chuck D Delivers Killer Tracks". IGN. December 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Killer Tracks to Offer Chuck D Library". Billboard. December 10, 2007.
  4. ^ "Post Magazine - June 2010". digital.copcomm.com. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  5. ^ "Killer Tracks Rebrands as Universal Production Music". Variety. September 12, 2019.

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