BMG continues to up its game in the audio-visual world, signing a new partnership with music TV series Live From Daryl’s House.
The deal includes worldwide rights to the complete 82-episode collection filmed from 2007-2016.
Created by Daryl Hall (pictured), Live From Daryl’s House began as a web series in late 2007. Filmed on location and at Hall’s former home in Millerton, NY and current venue Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, the show features candid interviews, cooking segments, and Hall collaborating with guest artists.
It aired on MTV Live until 2017, and past guests have included Smokey Robinson, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Dave Stewart, Toots and the Maytals, Joe Walsh, Sammy Hagar, Aaron Neville, alongside then-newcomers Fitz and the Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne, Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, Amos Lee, Brett Dennen, Elle King, Aloe Blacc, and many more.
The show’s new production, which is slated to begin this fall, is to be executive produced by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions’ Daryl Hall and Jonathan Wolfson, and Joe Thomas and Bob Frank for BMG.
Sound Off Productions’ Domenic Cotter will continue as the show’s producer.
Hall said, “I’m really excited to announce that LFDH is coming back! We have a new production partner with BMG, who are enthusiastic about taking this show to the next level with me. Fans have been asking me when we are returning, so I am pleased to say that we are headed into production in the fall.”
Wolfson said, “LFDH has had great partners in the past that have helped us grow, so I’m thrilled to be working with BMG’s team, moving forward. They’re a perfect fit for us, as they have the global reach and personal touch that this show deserves.”
Joe Thomas, SVP Audiovisual, BMG US, said, “This new joint venture with Live From Daryl’s House is yet another example of BMG’s growth in the audiovisual market. The show is an absolute television treasure full of musical landmarks. There is such a high-level of interest and demand for LFDH both here in the US and internationally – whether that’s with partners throughout Europe, Asia, Australia – we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the LFDH team to present the show to fans across the globe.”
BMG administers a large chunk of the Daryl Hall & John Oates publishing catalogue, including hits ‘Maneater’, ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, ‘You Make My Dreams (Come True)’, ‘Out Of Touch’, ‘Every Time You Go Away’, ‘One On One’, and ‘Say It Isn’t So’, among many others.
Recently, BMG released the duo’s first new single, recorded with Train, in over a decade, ‘Philly Forget Me Not’.
BMG’s other audio-visual assets include Soundstage, a TV music series broadcast on PBS.
Soundstage captures intimate music events by artists shot on location in venues across Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver and Boston.
BMG also produces Berlin Live, a live concert series created by BMG and European cultural broadcaster Arte which is broadcast to over 165 million households and licensed throughout the world.
BMG’s first move into film has yielded the feature-length documentary Bad Reputation, a film on Joan Jett, which made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
The film was recently acquired by Magnolia Pictures.
Currently in production is an upcoming documentary on the life and times of David Crosby, produced by acclaimed Academy Award winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
Additional BMG films coming soon include The Show’s The Thing – a documentary about the promoters and agents who built the rock concert business in the ‘60s through to the ‘90s; The Children of the Revolution – a documentary film celebrating the music of T. Rex; and Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records – a celebration of the music, history and cultural legacy of the pioneering British record label now owned by BMG.Music Business Worldwide