Sound Libraries: UPPM's Re|Covered reimagines classic songs
Issue: September/October 2020

Sound Libraries: UPPM's Re|Covered reimagines classic songs

Universal Publishing Production Music ( in Santa Monica, CA, has launched Re|Covered, a new label featuring artfully reimagined cover versions of classic hits and hidden gems from the vaults of popular music. The launch entails 40 newly-produced songs, including unique interpretations of such iconic songs as “Vertigo”, “Born to Be Wild”, “Achy Breaky Heart”, “Sweet Home Alabama” and “I Will Survive”, with plans to release additional songs on an ongoing basis. Re|Covered music is available with one-stop licensing for both masters and publishing.

Each song in the Re|Covered catalogue has been creatively re-interpreted by top vocalists and musicians, and produced using top recording techniques. For the Bill Withers’ classic “Lean on Me”, acclaimed pianist Pat Coil teamed with percussionist Shardé Thomas to create a soulful rendition of the track. Other artists contributing to the project include jazz vocalist Oliver Kuper Harris, soul singer Luke McMaster and multi-platinum recording artist Clair Marlo.

Re|Covered songs are well suited for use in advertising, cinema, television, games and other media. Most songs are available with stems, and include vocal and instrumental versions.

“We’ve responded to numerous requests from content creators with a collection unique in production music,” explains SVP of global repertoire for UPPM, Ken Nelson, who oversaw the project. “These are outstanding recordings, performed with style and passion. We invested our heart and soul in these songs, and look forward to many future releases.”

The collection also includes the songs “You Are So Beautiful”, “Even the Nights Are Better”, “Love Is Alive”, “California Dreaming”, “All Through the Night”, “Get Together”, “Girl Power”, “Mississippi Queen”, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”, “You’re So Vain” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, along with many others.