Audible, one of the largest providers of entertainment and audio books, have announced a multi-project development and production deal with Gunpowder & Sky, one of the most fast-growing independent entertainment company for the streaming generation.
Audible’s musical storytelling initiative will dive into the creation of numerous originals combining music and storytelling, which will be exclusive for Audible listeners. The original narratives will reflect the creative visions of some of the most renowned artists, including St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson, and Alanis Morissette.
St. Vincent:Words & Music is the unconfirmed titled of this St. Vincent original. It brings listeners an intimate and personal meditation on an artist’s discovery of her authentic self – tracked through the lyrics and influences of her catalog of music.
Smokey Robinson’s Audible Original, the Personal Recollections of an Icon, recounts a legendary career spanning 70 years with unprecedented detail through raw, unmediated storytelling and music performance.
Alanis Morissette unpacks a lifetime of conscious self-discovery in a powerful and thoughtful rumination on her journey as an artist, celebrity, and human being. The title of her original is currently unknown.
Rachel Ghiazza, Audible’s EVP, Head of US Content said,
“We are thrilled to join forces with Gunpowder & Sky to produce innovative content for our musical-storytelling initiative, featuring incredible artists choosing the intimacy of Audible to share their stories with fans at a time when staying connected is so necessary.”
Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky said,
“Teaming up with Audible to shine a light on some of the most influential musicians of our time in new, innovative ways – via words and music over songs and anecdotes – is a dream come true.”
Production is currently underway on all of the originals while using at-home studios. Make sure you check out Audible’s website for more information.