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Foster Tom

Job TitleHead of Film & TV Licensing

Company NameUniversal Music Publishing


After graduating from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Mathematics, Tom decided he didn’t want to be a banker and pursued his musical interests. As a session musician and recording artist, Tom played with several major label and independent artists. After placing a number of his own tracks in various US TV shows and commercials, Tom realised he had a knack for Synchronisation and entered the world of music publishing. After spending a number of years at Warner/Chappell he accepted a role heading up Universal Music Publishing’s UK sync licensing division where he manages a vibrant team of executives. His responsibilities include securing and negotiating sync placements across a diverse roster of writers including Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Adele, Disclosure and Irving Berlin.


About Universal Music Publishing

Universal Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishing companies, representing songs in every genre by some of music's most important artists, songwriters and catalogues.

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