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BMG reveals more information about its upcoming David Bowie film

By | Published on Thursday 14 April 2022

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BMG has announced more details about new David Bowie film ‘Moonage Daydream’, described as “a definitive new portrait of David Bowie”, and the first film to be officially sanctioned by Bowie’s estate.

It’s directed by Brett Morgen who has, and I quote, “synthesised David Bowie’s music and art into a sublime kaleidoscopic experiential cinematic odyssey that explores Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and philosophical journey”.

“With never-before-seen footage, performances, and music”, the official pitch goes on, “the film is guided exclusively by Bowie’s narration. The motion picture features 47 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems. Bowie’s long-time collaborator and friend Tony Visconti is the film’s music producer”.

BMG also notes that the film draws extensively from Bowie’s 1970 to 1977 songs repertoire in which it has a 25% stake – a stake that wasn’t affected by the big old deal recently announced between Warner and the Bowie estate in relation to his wider songs catalogue.

Commenting on the film project, BMG EVP Global Repertoire Fred Casimir says: “This has been a five year labour of love to honour one of the greatest song catalogues in music history. BMG is proud to build on our long-term relationship with the David Bowie estate working hand-in-hand with our partners Live Nation Productions to bring Brett Morgen’s vision to the big screen”.