Biz news: Universal upgrades composer search

Biz news: Universal upgrades composer search


norman lebrecht

September 23, 2021

Natasha Baldwin, the scalp-hunter who signed the 3-billion-streaming Max Richter to Universal’s publishing arm, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Classics and Screen.

That means she’s looking for film composers.

The UMPG list presently includes Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton-Howard and Gustavo Santaolalla.



  • 18mebrumaire says:

    Presumably not to be confused with Universal Edition, Wien, publishers of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. Though Schoenberg’s Opus 34 might qualify for inclusion in Ms Baldwin’s developing list.

  • Richard Zencker says:

    He has written more than film music, some of which seemed to me of high quality.