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DSNA 114: 4D Design: Killer Tracks (now Universal Production Music)

Usage Guidelines

Universal Production Music (UPM) is copyrighted music provided under license agreement to Ringling College of Art and Design faculty, staff, and students.  You are entitled to use Killer Tracks selections as synchronized background music in various types of audio-visual media productions.  The rights conveyed by this agreement exist in perpetuity for productions made during the term of this agreement.

You will be prompted to agree to the Usage Guidelines each time you access UPM.  Please be sure to read the full usage guidelines, which are fairly short, before using UPM.

Getting Started with Killer Tracks (now Universal Production Music) - Creating Your Account

Using production music in your project and don’t have a Killer Tracks (now Universal Production Music) account and password yet?  You will need to set up an individual account and password to be able to download the music tracks.  Don’t worry, there’s no cost to you. That’s already covered by Goldstein Library.

To set up your individual account and request a password:

1.  Go to the Library’s website where we list our music and sound effects databases on the “A-Z Resources” page:

2.  Click on Killer Tracks (now Universal Production Music) and read and accept the usage guidelines.

3. If you are setting up a new account click on "Login/Register" on the top of the page. Then, click "Register Here" and fill out the form. Remember to use your Ringling email address, as well as Ringling College as your company. 

4. You will receive an email from UPM that will ask you to confirm your email. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL WITH UNIVERSAL PRODUCTION MUSIC. By confirming your email, you will be upgraded from a trial account to a full access account to the resource. 

If you need assistance, call Goldstein Library at (941) 359-7587 or email

If you are able to register your account, but Universal Production Music isn't allowing you unlimited downloads, contact UPM directly at or via their chat help feature on their site. 

Log in to Killer Tracks (now Universal Production Music)