Mike Knobloch, the fearless leader of Universal Pictures Film Music and Publishing division, is making great strides in the music supervision industry. His extensive projects are breaking down boundaries in the synch licensing world. Knobloch has worked on the soundtracks of dozens of movies over his nearly 14 years as President of Film Music and Publishing at Universal.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Knobloch discusses the extensive licensing work completed for the new film “Sing,” by Illumination Entertainment and Universal. “Sing,” which hits theaters on December 21, includes over 60 songs that Knobloch and his 25 member team worked to compile and license.
Knobloch discusses synch licensing costs and how to best utilize the music budget within total film budget. He also notes the importance of meeting the needs of all players in a film, including the film director, the producer, and the studio.
Read more about Knobloch's work with Universal Pictures in Melinda Newman’s article for Billboard.