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APPLE TV SERIES EXPLORES WHAT WAS GOING ON IN 1971

Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios is producing an eight-part docuseries on the significance of the year 1971 in music, when The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell and others were releasing landmark works.

Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, the team behind the Amy Winehouse doc Amy, head of Universal U.K. David Joseph and UMG’s Adam Barker are executive producing 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, which will be shown on Apple TV+ beginning 5/21.

Kapadia, Danielle Peck and James Rogan are the series’ directors.

In case you're wondering what came out in 1971, here's a playlist of some hits and deep tracks from 50 years ago.

 

UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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