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UEFA EURO 2024 will open in Munich on Friday 14 June and end with the final in Berlin on Sunday 14 July. It will be the 17th edition of the football tournament and will take place in the German cities of Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. 24 teams will take part. Photo by Janosch Diggelmann on Unsplash

Indefinite rail strikes in Germany: Unions and board members are trying to assert their interests in tough negotiations, which means further uncertainty for commuters and travelers. You can find the right titles about waiting, negotiating and hustle and bustle in this playlist.

November 6 is International Saxophone Day. On the birthday of the Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax (1814 - 1894), the instrument is honored with many concerts and our matching tracklist! You can find suitable music for your report here. Photo: Jens Thekkeveettil /

Who doesn't love them - films about extraterrestrial worlds, future scenarios or retro-futuristic ideas? We have the right music for science fiction, science and all sorts of supernatural things. Bild: Joel Filipe auf Unsplash

Everything is blooming! After the unpredictable weather of April, May is finally warm and beautiful. Springtime is garden time - the best time to unpack your green thumb again. Our playlist is for all productions about spring, gardening tutorials and lunchtime shows.

On March 31st, the clock in the European Union will be set forward one hour, to what is known as daylight saving time. Evenings stay bright longer, and summer vibes reach the European Northern Hemisphere.

In Germany, the State Music Council chooses the “Instrument of the Year” every year. In 2024 the honor goes to: the tuba! Although still quite young, the tuba is a natural part of the musical landscape. In large symphonic orchestras as well as in smaller brass ensembles of different styles, it creates the foundation of brass music with its deep and voluminous tone and often also takes on a rhythmic function. Photo by Sorin Sîrbu on Unsplash

The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most important events and festivals in the cinema industry worldwide. The 74th Berlinale will take place from February 15th - 25th, 2024. Our Berlinale playlist is suitable for all contributions to awards ceremonies, art, cinema, culture, show business, and high society.

The popular crime subgenre Cozy Crime stands out clearly from bloodthirsty and action-packed thrillers. The leisurely narrative pace, a dense atmosphere and plenty of local color as well as the often humorous, bizarre and sometimes satirical plots and characters characterize Cozy Crime and local crime movies. Photo: James Kovin/Unsplash

Did you know? Bird of the year 2024 is the lapwing. Just a few decades ago, this bird could often be observed in the fields and meadows in Germany. Today it has disappeared in many places and is considered critically endangered.

The traffic light coalition's partial legalisation of cannabis on the 1st of April heralds a paradigm shift in German drug policy. The draft law focusses on the decriminalisation of cannabis users, a significant reduction of the black market is not expected. Photo by Jeff W on

This track list is dedicated to the theme of water. All facets of the element are acoustically covered here. Photo: Alice Castro/Pexels

Not only since the Covid 19-related retreat into one's own four walls, DIY and home improvement have been very popular with many people. Photo: Nick Karvounis (

Magazines and articles about the world of fine art, architecture or literature and theater require special music with authentic instrumentation and individual flair. At UBM you will find numerous tracks from jazz, experimental or contemporary classical music. Photo: Juliette Contin/ Unsplash

Winter sports are extremely popular with German TV audiences. Finally you can keep your fingers crossed again for the biathlon, ski jumping or figure skating competitions! Photo: Razvan Chisu (

The title of European Capital of Culture will be shared by three cities in 2024: Bad Ischl in Austria (together with 22 municipalities in the Salzkammergut) as well as Bodø in Norway and Tartu in Estonia.

In German-speaking countries, New Year's Eve is greeted with a Happy New Year. New Year's Eve is often celebrated in company. At the turn of the year at midnight, it is usually celebrated with fireworks, bells and bells. In the pre-Christian animistic beliefs, the fireworks were supposed to drive away "bad spirits" in the past, but today they also express anticipation for the New Year. At private New Year's Eve celebrations, pouring lead and opening a bottle of sparkling wine at the turn of the year are widespread. Photo: Danil Aksenov (

Another onset of cold causes snow chaos and accidents in southern Germany. Photo: Joris Molenaar (

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival celebrated in the United States and Canada. It is the most important family festival of the year, and many families also invite friends or other guests. Photo: Meritt Thomas (

Franco-German friendship is celebrated on January 22. The day goes back to the signing of the Élysée Treaty by French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in 1963. We have put together a playlist with sounds from both countries.

December 29 is the birthday of the Catalan cellist Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973). Since 2016, this day celebrates the stringed instrument and all cellists. Picture: Pixabay/

Although the time change should have been abolished a long time ago, we set the clocks to wintertime on sunday. For reporting on the debate and on the question; forward or back? we have compiled the appropriate tracks. Foto: 30daysreplay Social Media Marketing /

TV-Sendungen, die sich Gesundheitsthemen widmen, erfreuen sich jeden Tag großer Beliebtheit und Einschaltquoten. Sie informieren und beraten zu Wohlbefinden und Medizin allgemein, zu Ernährung, Therapie und gesünderer Lebensweise.

The term Halloween encompasses folk customs in the evening and on the night from October 31 to November 1. These were originally widespread mainly in Catholic Ireland and were brought to the USA and expanded by Irish immigrants. Since the 1990s, US-American Halloween customs have also spread in Europe. Photo by Ehud Neuhaus on Unsplash

In 2023 the Berlin Fairy Tale Days will take place for the 34th time. This year the Fairy Tale Days have the theme “Dispute and Reconciliation – Fairy Tales and Stories of Togetherness”. Photo: Andrew Morris on Unsplash

We are going to the south! To Bavaria, to the Alps, to Austria, Tyrol. Our tracklist for documentaries, reports and series from 'southern climes'.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the most important events worldwide in the world of bound pages. In 2023 it will take place from October 18 until October 22. This year Slovenia is the guest country and will provide numerous insights into its literary scene. Photo: Pickawood/ Unsplash

It is European Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This month was created to raise awareness around the importance of security in the digital space. Our tracklist offers sound for productions around IT, technology and security. Photo: Pixabay |

The first day of school for children is called school enrollment. There are various customs associated with this particular event. At some schools introductory events are held, tours of the buildings are taken and parents hand over little presents. The school enrollment ceremony in Berlin will take place on September 2 this year. The first day of school is the following Monday, September 4. Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko (

In 1998 the American Patrick Grant declared August 24 International Strange Music Day. The idea is to open up new acoustic terrain. To offer something the ear has never heard before. Photo: Dominik Vanyi on

Lively Funk & Soul is particularly suitable for daytime TV and evening entertainment programmes. Here you will find a selection of our best funky tracks! Photo: Krisztián Reischl/ Unsplash

If you file your own tax return in Germany, the deadline for filing this year is the end of September. Since this falls on a weekend, the declaration for 2022 does not have to be submitted to the tax office until the following Monday, October 2nd, 2023. Photo: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash

Whether for reasons of sustainability, a desire for unique fashion, or the desire to save money: second-hand clothing is booming. One in three fashion consumers is already buying second-hand, whether on relevant online platforms, at flea markets, or in second-hand shops. Photo: Shanna Camilleri/ Unsplash

The 80s are back - or were never over! If you are looking for sparkling synthesizers, spacey ambient music or warm electronic pads, you will find what you are looking for in our library. Foto: Lorenzo Herrera/ Unsplash

On 16.9. the spectacular giant kite festival will once again take place on the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin. Over 80 kite fans from all over Europe show their kites. The highlights this year include a 47 meter long octopus, giant wind turbines with a diameter of up to 16 meters, various superheroes as well as UFOs and Chinese dragons. Photo: Agnieszka Ziomek/ Unsplash

In countless reality TV formats, apartments and houses are given a general overhaul. Sometimes the residents are messies, sometimes a new chic interior design is simply desired. Here is our playlist for rearranging, cleaning, mucking out and renovating. Photo: charlesdeluvio/ Unsplash

From July 17th to August 24th, the Perseids can be seen in our night sky. They are the most impressive swarm of meteorites in our latitudes. Around August 13, 2023, the Perseid falling star event will peak. Photo: Prokhor Minin on Unsplash

Despite unpredictable weather conditions, many people prefer a holiday in a tent or caravan to a hotel. TV documentaries about the outdoor lifestyle are perfectly complemented by our tracks. Photo: Denys Nevozhai/ Unsplash

The term artificial intelligence (AI) describes - in very simple terms - the attempt to transfer human thinking and learning to computers and thus to give them intelligence. Photo by Frank V. on

These sounds are meant to beautifully accompany and celebrate impressions of Italian and mediterranean culture, food, people or landscapes. Photo: Giuseppe Mondì/ Unsplash

Dark sounds for suspenseful scenes and reports about (cyber) crime. Subliminal to poignant - a compilation of different tracks with atmospheric synthesizer soundscapes, strings and piano.

Pride Month is celebrated every June in honor of those involved in the Stonewall riots on June 27, 1969. Modern-day Pride Month both honors the movement for LGBT rights and celebrates LGBT culture. Photo: Yoav Hornung (

For content related to urban topics, youth and crime - but also moods like feelgood and chill; this tracklist is a compilation of our best hiphop beats with the perfect soundtrack for a whole range of productions.

Mother's Day is a day in honor of mother and motherhood. It has been established in the western world since 1914, starting in the United States. In German-speaking countries and many other countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This year the holiday falls on May 14. Photo: Eye for Ebony (

June 1st is International Children's Day. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of children's rights, to create bonds among children worldwide and to strengthen the best interests of children. Photo: Phil Hearing on Unsplash.

June 21 brings us, as every year, the longest day of the year and the Fête de la musique. Until late at night, music is played and people dance in the streets.

This year's German National Garden Show ("BUGA 23") will take place in Mannheim from 14 April to 8 October 2023. There is something for everyone: including 178 days of flower shows, the experimental field where around 30 partners will present their concepts on the four guiding themes of climate, environment, energy and food security, or a large summer festival. A total of more than 6,000 events, from concerts to sports courses and workshops to a specially written Joy Fleming musical, await BUGA visitors.

In Germany, the harvest season for the pale yellow stem vegetables is known as the asparagus season. From mid-April to St. John's Day in June, the white gold is sold by the kilo on the country's markets. The UBM team recommends: Green asparagus and black salsify may be the less popular cousins of white asparagus, but they are crunchier, don't tend to be woody and are indispensable in our kitchen. Photo: Alisa Golovinska/ Unsplash

Since 1994, Berliners and visitors have been meeting in the capital for four festival days to celebrate together at the Carnival of Cultures. The highlight of the street festival is the parade. Over 5000 actors from all over the world are usually involved. Photo: VENUS MAJOR auf Unsplash

Mild temperatures and many hours of sunshine ensure endorphins and spring fever. Photo: mvp (

Berlin 2030 climate-neutral is a referendum that takes place on March 26th. It comes to the vote after the Initiative Klimaneustart Berlin had collected over 260,000 signatures. The aim of the amendment to the law is for the city to become climate-neutral by 2030. Photo: Shutterstock

Easter is the feast of the resurrection of Christ and next to Pentecost the oldest and highest festival of the Christian church. For the Easter date (first Sunday after the spring full moon), the Jewish festival Passover was originally decisive. The numerous regional Easter customs in Central Europe are partly of Christian-mythological (Easter lamb, Easter eggs), partly Germanic (Easter fire), but also unclear origin (Easter bunny).

Since 2009, International Transgender Day of Visibility (also called TDOV, Transgender Day of Visibility) is an annual event occurring on March 31. It is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Pablo Picasso (born 1881) was a Spanish painter and sculptor. His oeuvre includes paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures, the total number of which is estimated at 50,000. It is characterized by a wide variety of artistic expressions and techniques and is shown in museums in Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. The Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the Musée Picasso in Antibes were created during his lifetime. Pablo Picasso died 50 years ago on April 8, 1973. Photo: oriolpascual via

Am 22. Februar ist Aschermittwoch und damit startet die diesjährige Fastenzeit. 40 Tage lang verzichten viele Menschen auf Ungesundes wie Alkohol, Kaffee, Industriezucker oder auch Fernsehen, Computerspiele und ähnliches. Unser Tracklist zum Detoxen.

Every year since 2004, the nationwide reading day on the third Friday in November aims to get children and adults excited about the importance of reading aloud. On November 18, 2022, the Reading Day will take place for the 19th time. This year's motto is "Unique together". Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

TV formats in which the participants are looking for the love of their lives have been trendy for several years. Whether on islands, farms or in the classic studio: flirting has no boundaries here. Image: Debashis RC Biswas on

Not only in Ireland, parades and celebrations are held every year on March 17 in memory of the Irish bishop and missionary. Saint Patrick is considered the patron saint of Ireland and the day is a public holiday in Ireland. The festivities are marked by the color green, in some cities the rivers are also dyed green. Foto: Julian Hanslmaier on

March 8th is International Women's Day. International Women's Day has been celebrated for more than 100 years. On International Women's Day (sometimes also called International Women's Day, Women's Fighting Day, Women's World Day or simply Women's Day), women demonstrate worldwide for equality and against discrimination against women. So todays Playlist is all female. Photo: Jen Theodore (

American football is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. In Germany, it is mainly younger viewers who follow the playoffs and the Superbowl on TV and root for their favorite teams. Photo: Keith Johnston (

The Body Positivity movement is committed to abolishing unrealistic and discriminatory ideals of beauty. This tracklist includes apt tracks with an uplifting, upbeat vibe.

On February 14th, as every year, Valentine's Day is celebrated. The customs of this day go back to the feast of St. Valentinus. Today, especially in the USA, the day is known as an occasion to show each other one's love with presents and attention.

Christmas, also called Christ Feast or Holy Christ, is the feast of the birth of Jesus Christ. The feast day is December 25th, Christmas Day, also the solemn feast of the birth of the Lord, whose celebrations begin on the eve, Christmas Eve. It is a public holiday in many states. Photo: Joanna Kosinska (

After an extremely large number of things went wrong in the 2021 election for the Berlin House of Representatives and the district councils, the election in the German capital is now being repeated. Here is the tracklist with our favorites for political contributions.

We love our animal companions! Dog, cat or bearded dragon – animals we live with are often loyal friends. Naturally, numerous TV formats, films and radio plays are dedicated to them. And we have the perfect soundtrack for these productions here:

In 2022 we were able to release a large number of fantastic albums. Look back with us on an exciting musical year: here comes a favorite track from each of our 2022 releases!

The largest and oldest six-day race will take place in Berlin for the 110th time in January, after unfortunately having to be canceled in the last two years due to the pandemic. Cycling fans can now look forward to an eventful long weekend in the German capital. Photo: dylan nolte/ unsplash

The evacuation of the village of Lützerath is still ongoing. Climate activists have been occupying the site since last week to demonstrate against the planned coal mining. Days of clashes between protesters and emergency forces dominate the news. A tracklist with the soundtrack for reports about protest, activism and climate change.

The Tour de France 2023 will take place from July 1st to 23rd. The bike tour goes in 21 stages from the Basque country to Paris. We have compiled the right tracks for all reports on the cycling race highlight. Foto: pixabay/

Doing more sports, more time for the family or abstinence, many people make resolutions for a new year that are supposed to do them good - and quite a few break them as early as January. Music for productions about resolutions of all kinds.

Tensions between the left and right camps have prevailed in Brazil since the change of political power in the presidency. On January 8th, 2023, the Supreme Court, Congress and the Presidential Palace were stormed by government opponents in the capital.

The French Open is the second tennis tournament of the Grand Slam tournaments and has been held every year since 1891 between mid-May and early June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. As the only clay court tournament in the Grand Slam series, it poses a special challenge for the players, as playing on red clay is much slower than, for example, on hard court surfaces. Photo: Darko Nesic on

Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day observed on 13 December. The observance commemorates Lucia of Syracuse, an early-4th-century martyr who according to legend brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs. The Day is celebrated most widely in Scandinavia and in Italy. In Scandinavia, where Lucy is called Santa Lucia, she is represented as a lady in a white dress and a red sash, with a crown or wreath of candles on her head. Photo by Rebeca G. Sendroiu on Unsplash

Derzeit herrscht viel Unmut angesichts des Korruptionsskandals im EU-Parlament in Brüssel. In dieser Playlist haben wir Tracks zur Untermalung von Nachrichten, Investigativ-Reportagen und anderen Berichten über Korruption und Politische Affären.

World AIDS Day has been taking place on December 1st every year since 1988. It affirms the rights of HIV-positive people worldwide and calls for coexistence without prejudice and exclusion. World AIDS Day also reminds people who have died as a result of HIV and AIDS. Around 38 million people worldwide live with HIV. Photo: sergey mikheev (

Shopping professionals wait for this all year round: on Black Friday, numerous stores and online stores entice shoppers to shop in style with special discount promotions and special offers. Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

On November 8th, the midterm elections will take place in the United States to mark the middle of the presidential term. These have often decided the fate of presidents in the past. New governors are being elected in 36 of the 50 US states.

On 6 December each year, Christians all over the world commemorate Saint Nicholas. In the first half of the fourth century AD, Saint Nicholas served as a bishop in Myra, in what is now Turkey.

International Mountain Day was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2002. Also called "World Mountain Day", it aims to raise awareness of the diversity of the world's rooftop ecosystems.

As the holidays approach, many get into a mode that is anything but contemplative: year-end closings at work, family party preparations, and crowded stores where we are frantically trying to grab the right gifts.

In summer, nothing beats free time and good company, with which you just get in the car and then drive off. Preferably without a destination. The soundtrack to the road trip in our new tracklist. Photo: anja. /

A real long-running hit on the international TV landscape: medical series! We have the right music for all relevant topics, from interpersonal relationships to dramatic scenes.

Besides all the bad news that dominates our everyday lives, it is especially important to value joy. On the International Day of Joy, you can give each other a little bit of that. Here comes our Tracklist full of joyful music. Foto: Jacqueline Munguía /

Starting July 20th, Australia and New Zealand will host the ninth FIFA Women's World Cup. 32 nations will take part in the World Cup, who want to qualify for the knockout stages in eight groups of four. The finale will take place in Sydney on August 20th.

We are more than happy to announce our new partner library from Budapest; TWELVETONES production music. We will integrate more than 60 TWELVETONES-albums into our catalougue. In this playlist you find some of the first available tracks. Enjoy.

Hacking is often associated with cybercrime. Unauthorized persons gain access to digital systems, often in order to cause damage. Political conflicts are now also being fought out digitally, among other things. Our nerdy soundtrack to the topic:

Since Corona, the world of exotic houseplants has boomed. In many apartments are now countless green beauties that need to be cared for. If the plant seems sad, short guides from the TV or online videos from Plantfluencern help. Against aphids, thrips and co!

Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) is the most famous pantomime of all time. The tragi-comic clown in a striped top and with a face painted white was also known to the public as "Bip". 100 years ago, on March 22, 1923, he was born in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Shutterstock

Every year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world. In 1981 The UN General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. It also encourages nations to focus on education and public awareness of peace-related issues. For International Day of Peace 2022, the theme is 'End Racism. Build Peace'. Photo: Sunyu on

On September 25th, the Berlin Marathon 2022 will take place in the capital. The organizers expect over 45,000 runners from around 150 nations and hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route. Photo by Flo Karr on Unsplash

In view of the current energy crisis, how private households, companies, and public institutions can save electricity and gas costs is a constant topic in the media. Photo: Appolinary Kalashnikova (

Reports on nursing staff have increased in recent years. Not least because of Corona, the debate about underpayment, staff shortages and extreme working conditions has become loud. A profession that deserves more attention than applause. Picture: Marcelo Leal //

After the canceled IFA last year, the next trade fair for consumer and home electronics will take place in Berlin from September 2nd to 6th, 2022. The latest inventions in communication technology, virtual realities, growing focal points such as intelligent household appliances and the show program in the IFA summer garden make the traditional event at the radio tower so popular. Photo by Maxim Hopman on Unsplash

From September 1, 2022, the statutory minimum wage for nursing care in Germany is to be increased in three steps by the end of 2023. Around 1.2 million employees work in facilities that fall under the minimum wage for care - the increase is intended to relieve them financially and give them better recognition for their expertise and important social role. Photo by Dominik Lange on Unsplash

Artful Production Music is a Production Music Library like UBM Records. They cooperate with each other so you can find the whole catalogue of Artful in the UBM library. It is high class produced music and worth listening. There is a lot of music to discover especially for crime-content or nature documentaries!

For explainer videos, background analysis, reports and news. Neutral, background sound suitable for a wide range of topics; from science to politics to society. Photo: Martin Sanchez //

Impressive tricks on two wheels at dizzying heights: That's exactly what the "Night Of The Jumps" in Berlin is all about. In the "Freestyle of Nations" competition, three teams compete against each other in different disciplines in freestyle motocross. Photo: Glenn Hansen/ Unsplash

Swatantrata Divas, Independence Day, is one of the three national holidays celebrating India's end of British colonial rule. Their foreign rule ended in 1947 after decades of protests by the Indian population and the non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. Because of religious and ethnic strife, what was once British India was divided into two independent states: predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The division process was by no means peaceful. During the following years, conflicts similar to civil wars broke out. Photo by Joshuva Daniel on Unsplash

The Cologne Gamescom is the world's largest trade fair for computer and video games. International manufacturers present new software and hardware here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only taken place in digital form for the past two years, this year it is finally welcoming its numerous visitors offline again. Gamescom has been taking place on the Koelnmesse site since 2009; it was previously held in Leipzig. Photo by Laura Heimann on Unsplash

The greatest Hits of UBM Records to party to! Photo by Donny Jiang/

Since 2013, blues fans around the world have been celebrating the first Saturday in August as International Blues Music Day. This year, this musical day of action falls on August 6th. Numerous concerts, conferences, and meetings go into the roots of the blues, its cultural significance, and musical characteristics. Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash

Summertime, travel time! The long-awaited summer holidays are finally upon us and we are drawn to faraway places. Today, the range of different types of travel is more individualised and diverse than ever: whether it's a classic beach holiday in Majorca or Sylt, enjoying the vanlife adventure to the fullest while camping with a camper van, or spending the summer stress-free at home between the open-air pool and the balcony – there's something for everyone and, above all, for every budget! Photo: Raphaël Biscaldi on

HIIT, MMA and the stretching afterwards: A good workout video needs motivating music. We've pulled out our sportiest tracks with sweat guarantee - whether online or offline.

International Chess Day is a worldwide day of action celebrated annually on July 20th. It is the founding day of FIDE, the international chess federation. This was launched in 1924. On the occasion of its birthday, FIDE organizes numerous events and competitions all over the world. Photo by Damiano Lingauri on Unsplash

In the northern hemisphere of the world - i.e. in Germany and the rest of Europe, among others - the start of summer on June 21, 2022. This is the time of the summer solstice. The sun is then above the northern tropic. Photo: Etienne Girardet (

Since 2019, the nationwide Simson Day has been celebrated in Germany on July 19 in honor of the iconic GDR two-wheeler brand. Launched by fans of the Suhl two-stroke motorcycles, motorcycle exhibitions and joint trips are organized throughout Germany on this day. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

In marketing and related commercial areas, the target group of people over the age of designated 50 years. The most important characteristic of Best Agers, and one that is most interesting for marketing researchers, is their relatively high disposable income on average. Best agers are considered to be affluent, keen to spend and quality-conscious. Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash

True crime formats are a very popular entertainment format - whether on television or as podcasts. Music plays an important role in creating the right mood.

The name "Watergate" stands for one of the biggest political scandals in American history. A whole series of crimes, attempts at cover-ups and corruption during the tenure of Republican President Richard Nixon was uncovered through journalistic investigative work. On June 17, 1972—50 years ago—reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward revealed in the Washington Post that Richard Nixon was behind a break-in at Democratic polling headquarters. At the end of the subsequent dramatic revelations, the President resigned from office in 1974.

As part of the second relief package for increased energy costs, the German federal government has decided on an attractively priced personal monthly ticket for the price of 9 euros per month for the use of local public transport for a period of three months. The promotion has a duration of three calendar months and starts on June 1, 2022. Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash

In times of rapidly spreading news and fake news, investigative journalism is more important than ever. Thorough and comprehensive research has brought many a scandal to the public and held those responsible accountable.

"E.T.- The Extra-Terrestrial" was released in US cinemas on June 11, 1982 and in West Germany on December 9, 1982. Citizens of the GDR had to wait until 1988 to see Steven Spielberg's science fiction classic. The film became the world's highest-grossing film of the decade. A good reason for a retro playlist with a lot of 80s charm. Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Music makes advertising unique, recognizable and ensures that it is remembered. We have compiled a tracklist with the best music for rousing, exciting and emotional advertising. If you are missing the right track, take a look at our library or just send us an email.

Quiz shows have been one of the most popular formats for decades, especially on television. Over time, a large variety of formats has developed, which differ greatly in terms of regulations, questions and the amount of prizes. So-called call-in sweepstakes are not only part of typical quiz shows, but are also part of the side program of many other programs.

Trainspotters take note! From June likely until mid-August 2022, visitors to the German Museum of Technology will have the opportunity to experience three generations of Berlin subway trains with all their senses, side by side up close. Among them: A 1:1 mock-up of the future underground train generation J, a double railcar of the generation F79 from 1980, some of which are currently still in service, as well as the oldest preserved subway train car in Germany of the A1 series from 1908.

On Saturday, May 14, the final of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Turin. In 2021, the Italian band Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song "Zitti e buoni". This is the third time that the popular competition has been held in Italy, after 1965 in Naples and 1991 in Rome.

EU member states are obliged to carry out a population, building and housing census every ten years. The Federal Statistical Office prepares the census in terms of organization and technology. The deadline is May 15th. Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Most people associate Australia with beautiful landscapes, unique wildlife and the fascinating culture of the Aborigines. Unfortunately, the continent is in the news at the moment mainly because of devastating floods on the East coast.

April 30 marks the eleventh International Jazz Day. UNESCO calls for the celebration of the musical genre, highlighting its important role in the fight against discrimination. The day is celebrated worldwide with musical events. Foto: on unsplash

Opened a little earlier than in previous years on April 23, 2022, the Venice Art Biennale opens. The central exhibition, the exhibitions in the national pavilions ("Partecipazioni nazionali"), the side exhibitions ("Eventi collaterali") and the unofficial parallel exhibitions form the world's largest accumulation of contemporary art. This year the Biennale is taking place for the 59th time. Photo by alessandro fazari on Unsplash

Whether earthquakes, heat waves, major fires, volcanic eruptions or storms: the power of the elements on our planet shows up again and again. They are the basis of all life on earth, but they also have destructive powers. Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Yoga was listed as an intangible world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2016. Whether on youtube, in the studio or on a retreat - yoga is one of the most popular sports and helps many people to find not only physical balance. Foto: Jared Rice on

On a discovery tour round distant shores – travel formats kindle our wanderlust and whisk us away to the big, wide world. A short escape from the drudgery of everyday life, a temporary immersion in foreign cultures – from the comfort of our own living room. Photo: Caroline Selfors on

In the shadow of abuse scandals and cover-up attempts by high-ranking church representatives, the Catholic Church is at a crossroads. From February 3 to 5 2022, the Third Synodal Assembly took place in Frankfurt am Main, where clergy and laity gathered in order to discuss the future of the Catholic Church. Photo: Channel 82 on

70 years ago - on July 8, 1952 - the first historically verified application of twelve crosswalks took place in Munich. A year later, the legislature introduced the pedestrian crossings nationwide. Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash

Piano Day promotes the diversity, development and musical dimensions of the piano. Piano concerts are held in many cities. The day was established in 2015 by Nils Frahm. Since then, Piano Day is always celebrated on the 88th day (based on the number of piano keys) of the year on March 29.

LGBTQ*, FLINTA, or simply queer: It is more and more becoming accepted that a broad spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities exists beyond the heteronormative binary. Photo: Alex Jackman on

And the Oscar goes to... The 94th Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2021 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 27th. Photo: Philippe Collard (

TV shows and docutainment formats in which viewers sell their attic finds to dealers at often surprising prices have enjoyed great popularity for years. Do you perhaps also have hidden treasures in your basement? Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

In 1972, the Interrail ticket revolutionized the way young people traveled across Europe. With the ticket you could travel through 21 countries at a flat rate. In March, the first set off to get to know cities and countries on the rails. The principle still exists today, albeit in a different form. Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

Home office, quarantine, no time to cook, or simply too lazy to go out - more and more food is being delivered directly to the door. Uniformed delivery men on fast wheels dominate the traffic scene in major cities. It's often about speed, heavy loads and lots of movement.

Inflation is at a record high and the rate is expected to rise further for the time being. The euro is thus losing more and more of its value.

Often discredited as catering solely to housewives, the morning to early afternoon broadcast block continues to enjoy great popularity and offers practical consumer tips on cooking, gardening and the home – interspersed with bits of entertainment and the cheeky wit of likeable presenter duos.

Ramsay, Oliver, Turner – we love our tv chefs for their their quirky personalities and their mouth-watering culinary compositions. A selection of dynamic, exotic and joyful musical pieces that work as the perfect accompaniment for busy activity in the studio kitchen.

On January 1st, 2022, the statutory minimum wage will rise from € 9.60 to € 9.82. It will be increased again to € 10.45 in July 2022. 21% of German employees worked below the low-wage threshold in 2021. The new government wants to raise the minimum wage to a total of € 12.

The Middle Ages is the epoch in European history between the end of antiquity and the beginning of the modern age, approximately the period between the 6th and 15th centuries.

In 2014, for the first time, more people moved away from Berlin, Hamburg and the five other largest German cities than arrived. This trend continues to this day. There are many reasons for people fleeing the city: rising rents, overcrowded inner cities or the longing for more peace and clarity are all part of it. In contrast to this are problems such as the aging of entire regions or the relocation of companies from rural areas. Photo by Karsten Würth on Unsplash

The title of quality journalism is awarded to high-quality journalism that is characterized above all by careful research and factual reporting. In contrast to tabloid journalism, for example, it fulfills characteristics such as independence, duty of care or research quality. Our playlist contains musical suggestions that are characterized by their special originality and are particularly well suited for documentary formats and sophisticated art and culture programs. Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash

In 1946 the first computer game for a tube computer was developed by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann and the development of new technologies and games continues to this day. In 2020 alone, computer and video games generated sales of 1.17 billion euros in Germany.

The Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is currently in the news for escalating the refugee situation at the EU-border to Poland. A humanitarian crisis is imminent. Photo: Simon Hurry on Unsplash.

Wether political scandals or the current measures to combat the Covid pandemic: the alpine state is currently an indispensable part of the news. Photo: Thomas Def on Unsplash

The international cuisine is shaped by cultural traditions and natural resources, the variety of recipes seems colourful and limitless. Photo: Maarten van den Heuvel (

Climate change affects all regions of the earth: melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, severe storms and rainfall in many places - and extreme heat waves and droughts in others. Photo by Fer Nando on Unsplash

Even after the election campaign, the competitive housing market will remain a constant topic in politics and the media. Suitable music on topics such as gentrification, social hot spots, economics and political discourse can be found here. Photo by Vita Marija Murenaite on Unsplash

Virtual reality, or VR for short, is the representation and simultaneous perception of reality and its physical properties in a real-time, computer-generated, interactive virtual environment. Photo: Martin Sanchez (

Equality as an expression of social justice leads to equal participation in personal development opportunities. In this way, gender equality also creates the freedom and social space to realize individual life plans. Photo: Priscilla Du Preez (

Sharing economy refers to companies, platforms and communities that enable shared use of completely or partially unused resources. The terms collaborative consumption and collaborative economy are also used in English-speaking countries. Features of this practice are collaborative consumption, collaborative production, collaborative finance, open and freely accessible knowledge, and horizontal and open administrative structures.

Catch the sun, enjoy the evening, meet friends and spend a relaxing time together; in short: Open Air! Due to the persistent temperatures and existing hygiene and distance rules, events take place in the open air at every free corner. Photo: Krisztina Papp (

The Veganuary campaign is conquering the world: hundreds of thousands of people participate in it every year. They abstain from using all animal-based ingredients in their diet for one month. Many will continue to do so after the trial period to do something for their health and against climate change.

Whether alone, as a couple, with friends and family: the long-awaited vacation time is finally just around the corner! Pack your suitcase and head for the sun. Photo: Ibrahim Rifath (

E-mobility is taking up more and more space today. Electromobility describes the mobility of people and goods in geographic space with the help of electric drives. Photo: Waldemar Brandt (

Scripted Reality, Script Documentation, Pseudo Documentation or Pseudo Documentation Soap is a genre of reality TV in which the documentation of real events is simulated. The scenes are played by actors (mostly amateur actors) according to directional instructions (script). Photo: Jon Tyson (

The number of church exits has been increasing sharply across Europe for several years. Photo: Akira Hojo (

They explain complex scientific content in an understandable and entertaining way: Science influencers are the new stars on social media. Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on

The stock exchange is a market for standardized trading objects organized according to certain rules.

A vaccination, also known as a protective vaccination, vaccination or vaccination, is the administration of a vaccine with the aim of protecting against a (communicable) disease. It is used to activate the immune system against specific substances. Vaccinations were developed as a preventive measure against infectious diseases. Vaccinations are currently available against a wide variety of viral and bacterial infectious diseases. Photo: Azazello BQ (

The 1990s: a decade that is slowly but surely celebrating its comeback. Vintage clothing, jogging suits, Vokuhila's and tattoo collars are just a few of the things that are popping up again and again in hip and independent neighborhoods. The music from 30 years ago also creates a well-known and unforgettable hype with fresh remixes and newly mastered versions. Photo: Lorenzo Herrera (

The cold season has not only found its way into our four walls, but also into our wardrobes. Hats, scarves and gloves have become an indispensable part of daily walks. After a day in the cold, you can look forward to a warm bathtub, cozy cuddles and a hot tea. Photo: Andrew Ridley (

Podcasts have enjoyed increasing popularity for years. They provide information on all imaginable topics in an entertaining way. Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay Area in California is home to numerous start-ups and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the best known. Here are also institutions specializing in technology around Stanford University in Palo Alto. NASA's Computer History Museum and Ames Research Center are in Mountain View, while the Tech Museum of Innovation is in San Jose. Photo: Marius Ciocirlan (

Extreme sport is the approach to extreme sporting limits. For extreme athletes, this means an extraordinary technical, logistical, physical or psychological challenge, which is usually associated with high risks. Photo: Hu Chen (

The ongoing threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our everyday lives. Measures such as thorough hand washing, wearing masks and regular disinfection of your own hands help to minimize the risk of infection for yourself and others. Photo: unitednations (

Tidying up, restructuring, mucking out: in short, about organization. With the right instructions and a good plan, new tasks can usually be completed in no time. Leaving old burdens behind you not only frees you mentally, but also creates more space for free thoughts, new goals and perhaps one or the other new piece of furniture or clothing. Photo: Kelly Sikkema (

Escape rooms have been very popular for several years. Playing is about solving puzzles in the team so that you can gradually work your way out of a locked room. Escape games are also offered as a board game and in virtual forms. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Gardening is currently more popular than ever. Whether in the home garden, on the balcony or in the rented allotment: growing your own fruit and vegetables is back in vogue. And with it the awareness of the origin and regionality of the food. Photo: Elaine Casap (

In April of this year, the presidential elections in France (Élection présidentielle française de 2022) will be held for the twelfth time to elect the President of the Fifth French Republic. The first round of voting is dated April 10, 2022 after the end of the current five-year term of office (Quinquennat). If no candidate receives an absolute majority of the votes in the first ballot, a second ballot will be necessary on April 24th. Photo by Anthony Tan on Unsplash

Grilling or roasting over an open fire is an original method of cooking food - it only requires control of the fire and does not require any cookware. Barbecuing is one of the world's most popular social pastimes, especially at summer temperatures. Photo: Daniel Hooper (

For days now, thousands of people have been protesting police violence and racism in the United States. The riots have now reached numerous major cities. Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash

Influencers are people who regularly publish content (text, images, audio, video) on a topic. To do this, they use internet-based communication channels such as blogs and social networks such as Instagram or YouTube. They stand out from the mass of social media users because their activities achieve long reach and thus have a high influence on their followers. Photo by Pocky Lee on Unsplash

Whether road bike, e-bike or the good old Dutch bike: cycling is an ideal way to do sports and protect the environment in good weather! Photo: Tiffany Nutt (

Almost every day new conspiracy theories are heard and some are persistent. They all try to explain a state, an event or a development through the targeted, conspiratorial work of a mostly small group of actors for an often illegal or illegitimate purpose. Photo by Tom Radetzki (

For all the people who are (involuntarily) working from home: This playlist creates a positive atmosphere in the grey month of December.

In times of change and uncertainty, it is important to practice self-care and to lead a mindful life. Photo: Georgia de Lotz (

Urban beats for reporting on youth and street culture. Photo: Hin Bong Yeung (

Fridays For Future is a rapidly growing social youth movement with millions of school strike participants every Friday. It was launched in August 2018 by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling for swift policies to tackle climate change.

Asia is not only the largest continent in terms of area but also the most populous in the world. Numerous cultures and religions meet here.

Political excitement after the ministerial election in Thuringia, Germany. Internationally, political mistakes, secret collusion and corruption are also part of everyday business.

The countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are collectively referred to as the Middle East or the Middle East. These countries lie between the Middle East in the west and southwest and the Far East in the northeast. Myanmar is rarely counted as part of the Middle East; instead, it is mostly assigned to Southeast Asia.

The plans of the British prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to withdraw from the royal family's obligations and to live financially independently in the future are currently causing excitement not only in the rainbow press.

The past heat wave lets us feel the consequences of climate change. But instead of just sweating, let's ask one more question: How can we protect the climate? Enlightenment helps - every documentation supports the education; each of us can do something about climate change: with its consumption and everyday behavior. LET's do it.

Slam Music Library combines classic African instruments with contemporary sounds. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Slam is predestined to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern. Photo: Eva Blue (

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 15 as International Democracy Day. The aim of the day is to promote and defend the principles of democracy. Democracy is a political system in which the people have an essential, co-determining function. Photo: Hansjörg Keller (

February 14 has established itself as the 'Day of Love'. The commemorative day of St. Valentine was supposedly introduced into the church as early as 1500 years ago and later removed from the Roman calendar. In Germany, US soldiers spread the hype about Valentine's Day after the Second World War, and became almost a commercial product.

Surveys have shown that a majority of the population in Germany would welcome the introduction of the four-day week with a corresponding reduction in working hours but the same wages. Most advocates want a better work-life balance: employees want more time for themselves, their hobbies and their families. Photo: Annie Spratt/ Unsplash

Advertisements for shampoo, shower gels, soaps and the like require gentle and organic tracks that sound like relaxation and freshness. Our playlist also contains suitable tracks for health magazines and consumer tips. The focus is on sustainability and compatibility. Photo: Matthew Tkocz/ Unsplash

Our team has once again compiled their highlights of this year's releases. We are delighted to welcome many new composers, genres and themes to the UBM Records catalog this year.

Unfortunately, with the first warm days, hay fever returns to everyday life for many people. It is the most common allergic disease in Germany: 15% of adults are affected by it. They react to flying tree, grass, herb or grain pollen with cold-like symptoms. Photo: Coley Christine,

Fast fashion describes the business model of many textile chains in the lower price segment. Their goal is to quickly produce trendy clothing items for little money and sell them cheaply. They react immediately to fashion trends, copy collections from other brands and offer them at low prices. The price for this is the catastrophic environmental and working conditions under which the garments are manufactured. Many consumers also only wear the clothing a few times or not at all. Photo: Rio Lecatompessy/ Unsplash

The tenth direct election to the European Parliament will take place in the 27 member states of the European Union from June 6th to 9th, 2024. 720 representatives are elected. Photo: Guillaume Périgois, Unsplash