The record label A&M Records will be the subject of a new musical docusery, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, which will air on the premium cable network Epix in December.
Producers Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern, who oversaw the 2020 documentary, are leading the two-part docuseries. Laurel canyon, who explored the fertile music scene that emerged from Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon. The docuseries will start at 10 p.m. on December 5 and end on December 12. confirmed Deadline today.
A&M Records started from humble beginnings, co-founded by record producer Jerry Moss and trumpeter and conductor Herb Alpert in a garage in 1962. The two quickly built the fledgling business into one. of the most successful independent record labels in history.
Produced by Marshall and directed by Suffern, the docu-series explores how A&M discovered and nurtured their talent in an ever-changing music industry.
Combining rare archive footage and audio-only interviews, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will feature many artists who will come to define the A&M label, with interviews from Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Sheryl Crow, Yusuf / Cat Stevens and more.
The film will also feature the music of The police, the Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Carole King and the Go-Go’s, among others.
“With first-hand artist testimonials and rarely seen footage from the archives, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records is the definitive story of an iconic institution,” said the president of Epix , Michael Wright.
“In the same way we approached our Laurel Canyon docuseries for Epix, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will be an immersive experience that celebrates time and place and, most importantly, the amazing artists and music. that Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss have groomed and developed at A&M Records, added Marshall.
David Blackman, Head of Film and Television Production and Development at UMG, adds David Blackman: “The range of artists that A&M has presented to the world is vast and eclectic – a reflection of a label founded by one artist and one artist. music lover – and has had a lasting impact on music today.
Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records is a Kennedy / Marshall Company production in association with Polygram Entertainment, Interscope Films and Universal Music Publishing Group. Polygram Entertainment’s executive producers are David Blackman, UMe’s Bruce Resnikoff, and Steve Berman.
Herb Alpert was also the subject of a recent documentary in 2020 titled, Herb Alpert is … which was directed by John Scheinfeld and is now available on streaming services.
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