Mark Ronson and His Famous Friends Explore the Intersection of Music and Tech In This New Doco

Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson is getting into the music documentary game with a new six-part docuseries on Apple TV+ that will examine sound creation and the technology that has shaped music as we know it.

Each episode of the series, titled Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, will follow the DJ as he explores the stories behind music creation and discovers the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound.

The docuseries, which hails from Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville, represents the perfect intersection of music, artistry and technology and will see every episode conclude with Ronson creating and sharing a unique piece of original music.

Of course, Ronson is enlisting the help of his famous friends to tell these engaging stories, chatting with industry heavyweights such as Sir Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, Adrock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, Charli XCX and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl about the tools and techniques that have influenced their work.

The news of Watch the Sound comes shortly after two of Ronson’s guests — Grohl and Questlove announced their own passion projects.

Grohl’s What Drives Us is a “love letter” to the old rite of passage of jumping in a van and touring to promote music, while Questlove’s venture is a new book titled Music Is History in which The Roots frontman explores the past 50 years of American history through song.

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson will make its global debut on Friday, July 30 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+, joining the streaming platform’s slate of award-winning documentaries and docuseries’ including global hit Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.

Apple TV+ also recently announced that it has greenlit Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s music documentary project, Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong, which is described as a “definitive look at the master musician’s life and legacy as a founding father of jazz.”

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