A global documentary series (in production)

The Virtuosos

Gone are the days in which record deals, radio plays, and powerful management teams were necessities in getting your music to the masses.

A new generation of artists are pushing through personal struggles to pioneer change in the music industry.

There is a new generation of artists emerging: a new breed of musicians who are breaking one of the toughest industries in the world by uniquely forging their own paths online.

In recent years, platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Instagram have provided a space for a plethora of global musicians who might have gone under the radar before to get their sounds heard and their records received by millions worldwide.

But now, more than ever, any genre and any instrument can find an audience. Music entertainment is entering a new age. And our incredible VIRTUOSOS are at the forefront of the movement.

Virtuoso

(noun) plural virtuosos: A person who is extremely skilled at something, especially at playing an instrument or performing.

350+

Million YouTube views

1.5

Million TikTok likes

4+

Million Instagram followers

Music entertainment is entering a new age. And our incredible VIRTUOSOS are at the forefront of the movement.

For the first time ever in a documentary series, VIRTUOSOS provides an insight into the self-made musicians who have found global fandom online and are now on the cusp of taking the world by storm “in real life”. We follow them as they overcome seemingly insurmountable barriers – in both their personal and professional lives – to bring their music to even bigger international audiences.

Executive Producers

Ralph Simon

Ralph has over three decades of experience in the music industry. He co-founded one of the biggest record labels and music publishing companies in the world, Zomba Music (now a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment). …

… It’s record label, Jive Records, signed the likes of the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. He went on to become Executive Vice President of Capitol Records and Blue Note Records and started EMI Music’s global New Media division. In 1997, he started YourMobile (now Moviso) – the world’s first ringtone company. He is known as “the father of the ringtone”. He is also an executive board member and global juror for the World Summit Awards.

Rick Blaskey

Rick is one of the most experienced heads in music. He has been International Vice President at both Arista Records US and EMI Europe. He masterminded the international launch of Whitney Houston and has worked closely with global legends …

… such as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney to superstars of today including Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Ricky Martin and Emeli Sand . As a songwriter, he has written for Andrea Bocelli’s recent worldwide number one album, Si, and he has put together enduring sports anthems such as “Three Lions” for the Football Association (FA) and Swing Low for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). In 1991, he founded The Music & Media Partnership (TMMP), which brings together the music industry with media and commercial partners.

Noah Media Group

The production partners for the series are documentary specialists Noah Media Group, the award-winning company behind many critically acclaimed films, including:

  • 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible, Netflix
  • Arsene Wenger: Invincible, Amazon Prime
  • Finding Jack Charlton, BBC | Grierson Shortlist 2021
  • The Edge, Amazon Prime
  • Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager, Netflix
  • Adam Hills: Take His Legs, C4 | SJA Award
  • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival
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Expect the unexpected – 8 x 60 min

Five ordinary people.Five extraordinary talents.Five tumultuous journeys.