Genesis to Reunite For BBC Documentary
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.16.2014
As part of a new music strategy for the network...
The BBC has announced a new music strategy that will see the release of a Genesis documentary among other things. The UK network has announced that the documentary will reunite the original band members for the first time since 1975 and has the working title Genesis: Together And Apart.
The new strategy is being put together under the BBC Music banner and according to the press release is "designed to strengthen the BBC's place as a world leader in music broadcasting and commissioning and enhance the U.K.'s position as a world leader in music creation and performance." They have promised more primetime music and announced the BBC Music Awards, which will celebrate "the best in popular music from the last 12 months." The inaugural event will take place in London on December 11th and will include awards for British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.
Among their other plans are a BBC Two series titled The Soundtrack of the Twentieth Century that will air in 2016 and will look at popular music's rise and transformations across the 20th century, "from Caruso to Taylor Swift via Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Eminem and many more, this is the story of 100 years of music as only the BBC can."