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APM Music

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Associated Production Music, LLC
Company typeJoint venture
IndustryMusic entertainment
Founded1983; 41 years ago (1983)
United States
Area served
North America
ServicesProduction music

Associated Production Music, LLC (commonly known as APM Music) is an American production music company headquartered in Hollywood, California, a joint venture between Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing. APM Music's catalog contains more than 1,000,000 tracks[1][2] and its libraries include KPM Music, Bruton, Sonoton, Cezame, Hard and Kosinus, among others.[3] Music tracks from APM Music are used in TV shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, NCIS, Chicago Fire, The Bear, Ted Lasso, What We Do In The Shadows, Yellowjackets, All American, Loki, Poker Face, Only Murders in the Building, Reservation Dogs, Chopped, Family Guy, and Saturday Night Live; films, including Oppenheimer, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, No Time to Die, Nope, Boyhood, Minions, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button;[4] and video games, including Skylanders: Imaginators, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.[citation needed] They were also used in various Motorola phones as ringtones. NFL Films has a joint venture between the NFL and APM Music where music is composed for NFL-related media.[citation needed] The APM catalog includes recordings dating back to 1900, music representing 192 countries, and well-known tracks like "Heavy Action" (the theme for Monday Night Football), "The Big One" (the theme for The People's Court), and "Sweet Victory" (from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Band Geeks").


APM Music came to be in 1983 as a joint venture between Zomba/Jive Production Music and EMI Production Music (which now are owned by Universal and Sony, respectively). Sam Trust, former head of ATV, founded APM as a joint-venture between what is now held by Universal (which owns the Kosinus and Bruton library) and Sony (which owns KPM).

The company was primarily set up to distribute third-party music libraries and its core business revolves around curation and guiding, where most of the music is specifically conditioned to fill a market need. Instrumental to such curation is a dedicated team of expert Music Directors with whom clients consistently partner for creative collaboration.[2]

Notable composers[edit]

Some notable composers who have worked with APM Music include:[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tech Focus: Production Music, Part 2 — Music Libraries Offer Lots of Choices for Sports, 2020". 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  2. ^ a b Paula Parisi (2019-04-12). "APM Music Hits the Right Notes – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  3. ^ "About APM Music, 2016". Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  4. ^ "APM Music – Film Credits Timeline".
  5. ^ "Notable APM Music Composers". Archived from the original on 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-02.

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