Short-form video streaming service Quibi has ordered a new music documentary series from Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Pictures and Scooter Braun and JD Roth’s GoodStory Entertainment. Dubbed “&Music,” the show will center on well-known artists and their creative teams, "offering a never before seen look into their critical role in bringing music to life."
Ratner and the duo of Harrison Macks and J.P. Stiles are expected to direct several episodes of the series, which is one of more than 40 scripted and unscripted projects in the works at Quibi, set to launch in the spring. Details about subjects featured on “&Music” were not disclosed.
"We’re excited to redirect the spotlight onto the many creatives behind the curtain who play an integral role in creating the music experience fans desire from their favorite superstars,” said Ratner. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Scooter, JD and the GoodStory team and are looking forward to bringing these traditionally untold stories out onto center stage."
Braun added, "When a musical artist is on the global stage, bringing their songs to life in front of an audience is one of the most powerful and critical moments that connects their music to their fans. I’ve witnessed the village it takes to execute an artist’s creative vision and that village is often the most trusted circle for any musician."
“&Music” marks first time Ratner and Braun have formally teamed up. Other executive producers on the series include Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Adam Greener, Harrison Macks, J.P. Stiles, and Candice Dragonas. Co-executive producers for OBB are Elias Tanner, Miranda Sherman and Kfir Goldberg.
Ratner’s OBB is currently at work on the next season of Kevin Hart’s Cold As Balls.