Globe Productions teamed up with Universal Music On Demand and LADbible to develop a visual supplement for the ever-popular UMG streaming playlist brand ACOUSTIC ROOM. The team devised a live performance series where breaking artists would perform 1-2 tracks in a space or ‘room’ that carries emotional sentiment – perhaps the first venue they sold out, the recording studio where they wrote THAT hit, or the cherished family front-room where they first picked up a guitar. There would also be the chance featured artists would treat audiences to a rare cover of a hit-track belonging to one of their idols.
The first series consisted of 12 episodes – 6 artists each delivering 2 performances each – with one going live every Friday on the LADbible network. Films begin with a docu-style prelude, featuring shots of the artists exploring and engaging with the space; the visual sequence is underpinned with VO from the artist telling us where they are, why the space is special to them, and what’s special about performing acoustically. Featured talent include Jax Jones & Mabel, The Manor, Lewis Capaldi, Donae’o, Ray BLK and Big Heath. Locations also spanned from Nan’s & Grandad’s House to a Grand Georgian Post-Colonial Library.
Performance films were cut for LADbible’s multiple platforms, including 9x16 for Instagram TV, 1x1 for Facebook and Twitter, 16x9 for YOUTUBE as well as artist VEVO channels. We also created social teasers for LADbible, featured artists, labels and 3RD parties to cross-promote across social networks. All session recordings got mixed and uploaded onto streaming platforms, premiering exclusively within the official ACOUSTIC ROOM playlist.
UB40 feat Ali, Astro & Mickey have partnered with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic to launch a campaign to encourage British tourists to come back to the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma. There is a misconception that the Caribbean was destroyed after the 2017 hurricanes and it's threatening the region’s biggest economic driver; tourism. Globe Productions and UB40 have produced a brand-new music video to the band’s hit ‘Come Back Darling’, encouraging tourists to come back to the Islands. Directed by James Barnes and shot in Antigua, the video’s purpose is to showcase the beauty of the island and that the Caribbean is rebuilding and open for business. The campaign and video itself was supported by Antigua and Barbuda’s government, including the prime minister Gaston Browne himself. Combined, the campaign has already reached more than 170 million people, with the video being promoted through ITV, Telegraph, Independent and across Richard Branson’s own social media channels.
EA Sports and Globe Productions team up once again to create a 5-part series of unique content between Premiership footballers and globally renowned music artists. Using FIFA 18 as the tool, footballers and music stars work together in selecting their ultimate team, as well as going head to head to find out who will be crowned king of the FIFA 18 #MATCHUPS. Globe Productions were on hand to capture the one-off FIFA 18 match-ups, along with multiple strands of content for each of the five parts. All the edits Globe Productions produced for the Big Shaq Vs Danny Welbeck episode alone have generated over 5 Million views, as well as picking up key press coverage across the UK’s biggest press outlets within the first 24 hours. The total content views currently stand at 20 Million and the online press coverage alone reached a whopping 25 Million people.
Globe Productions were the first to film in the three new studios at the iconic Abbey Road. The resulting edits help showcase the Dolby Atmos Mix-Stage, the Front Room and the Gatehouse studios which will give more artists the opportunity to record with industry leading dynamic equipment and production staff.
As part of a year-long campaign with American Airlines, Globe Productions were tasked with building an entertainment and communications platform that helped American Airlines tell its global network story in an engaging and entertaining way. Working closely with UMG’s USA and UK offices, we carefully selected two globally renowned artists to front each of the 2-part series strands. This included multi-platinum selling Jonas Blue from the UK and the highest Latin Grammy award winner of all time, Juanes from Columbia. The series idea was to stage a gig in countries which the chosen artists had never performed in before, taking them to meet fans that they’d never performed for. Each artist then embarked on a tour of our chosen cities. For Jonas it was Hong Kong and for Juanes it was Australia. The content was created to play out on artist and AA social channels as well as inflight entertainment, showing that travel influences their music.
With huge acts such as Chase&Status, Jason Derulo and Wilkinson playing Sundown Festival’s 4th year, Globe Productions headed to Norfolk to capture the action and deliver a highlight films of every area from across the whole weekend.
Filmed on the sunny Osea Island in 2017, Globe Productions were at Island Records annual ‘Island Life’ party to creatively document the day and to capture the one-off performances from a great roster of Island Records’ artists. Included in this project for Globe Productions was a brand partnership deal with HP and Accessorize. For HP, we captured the experiences of top influencer - Emma Gannon as she made her way round the island using and promoting the new HP Spectre x360 laptop. For Accessorize, we filmed top female Island Records artist ‘Sigrid’ wearing a new jewellery collection from the brand. Multiple deliverables were produced for Accessorize and for one of HP’s biggest social campaigns of 2017. Globe Productions produced this project in conjunction with our UMG family at Island Records.
As part of the launch campaign for their hugely anticipated second album, Globe Productions filmed Brit Award winners Catfish And The Bottlemen performing live at the Brighton Dome. On a tight turnaround from greenlight to delivery, the Globe team worked closely with lead singer Van on the multi-camera and post-production creative.
Four tracks were delivered, with ‘Soundcheck’ released as an Apple Music exclusive and ‘7’ becoming the song’s official music video.
Metallica and Vans joined forces to celebrate the band’s new album and the brand’s 50th anniversary in a partnership devised by the Globe brand team. Globe Productions filmed the resulting one-of-a-kind show from the House Of Vans, streaming the multi-camera coverage live to millions of people worldwide.
In the latest ‘HP Lounge Presents’ showcase, Globe Productions covered Polydor’s Michael Kiwanuka playing live atop John Lewis Oxford Street. The two films we delivered reinforce HP’s brand values of bringing fans closer to the artists they love, comprising a full live version of ‘Black Man In A White World’ and an interview vignette.
BBC Three Documentary (60 mins)
Stephen Manderson (AKA Professor Green) was 24 when his father took his own life. His hits Read All About It, Lullaby and Goodnight give a glimpse into this tragic event. This documentary will follow Stephen on an intensely personal journey as he discovers the circumstances around his estranged father’s death – and uncovers a life packed with its own tragedy and loss. Opening up to close family for the first time about his estrangement from his father, reconnecting with old relatives, meeting others affected by suicide and laying bare his own demons, Stephen faces tough answers. Through this journey, Stephen explores the wider scourge of male suicide in the UK. As the biggest single killer of men under 45, latest figures show suicide accounts for nearly 5,000 male deaths a year in the UK. By understanding the complex factors behind it, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled, Stephen highlights the urgency of addressing this most pressing of problems.
To set off 2016, Globe Productions produced channel 4’s brand new music show - C4’s Future Sounds. The show forms an inaugural list of artists who look set to musically take the next year by storm, featuring live performances from the world famous Abbey Road Studios and hosted by Mistajam. Each week for 5 weeks two artists took to the stage to show us just why they are tipped for massive things in 2016. Each singer or band also has the added kudos of an endorsement from a huge global artist or well-known musical personality.
The hotly tipped and extremely diverse acts to be featured include Alessia Cara, Blossoms, Izzy Bizu and Loyle Carner. The other artists are Aurora –renowned for recording the soundtrack to arguably the biggest advert of the year and the incredible Bonkaz who represents the rising grime scene. Also on the line up we had Pretty Vicious, SG Lewis, Tala and Barns Courtney. The series also included some of the biggest global artists engaging in a discussion about the evolution of music genres and why these acts are our Future Sounds of 2016.
5 x 25 minute films were delivered to Channel 4 and ran for five weeks, missed it? Catch up here: https://t.co/vp8Wo70inW on 4od.
Globe Productions partnered with Samsung, Years & Years and Matavision to put together the first live streamed gig in VR to celebrate the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.
Globe Productions were tasked with creating the creative concept for the show and VR experience. Together with Samsung and Years & Years we devised a 360 in-the-round stage set and put together an amazing live performance.
Music fans across Europe tuned in to see the band perform tracks ‘Worship’, ‘Shine’, ‘Desire’ and ‘King’ from the bands platinum album ‘Communion’ in a visually stunning performance. Viewers we’re able to immerse themselves in live performance like never before. Fans could opt to view the show from the prime position on the front row, on-stage with the band and even floating above the stage, all during the live action.
The vision was to create an impressive UHD and LED dome structure to encapsulate both the band and audience, creating an intimate ‘world’ that transformed and evolved with the music. The set and audience we’re very much one.
The content was released on Friday, 11th March in 360 degree video via Samsung’s YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as via the Samsung + Years & Years app, available on the Oculus store.
The campaign generated a tremendous amount of PR coverage reaching out to 42 million people across Europe.
To mark the launch of Quentin Tarantino’s film The Hateful Eight and its thrilling score from Ennio Morricone, Globe Productions filmed Morricone as he conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a live recording of the soundtrack over two days at Abbey Road. The Hateful 8 represents the first time Quentin Tarantino has allowed anyone to completely score one of his movies, while it also marked the Maestro’s first score for a western in over 20 years. Tarantino and actors Kurt Russell and Walton Goggins attended the special event at Abbey Road Studios where hand-stamped direct-to-vinyl editions were made and offered as a gift to selected fans.
This 60 minute documentary for BBC Four follows the rise of Decca recording artists The Shires - the first British country group to have a top ten album in the pop charts. Filming in between the UK and Nashville, and with a star-studded list of contributors such as; Thomas Rhett, Ward Thomas, Maddie and Tae and Bob Harris.
This multi-cam production captured the BRIT’s critics’ choice award winner 2016 in studio 3 at Abbey Road. Shot in 4k and in 360 to capture the dynamic energy you come to expect from Jack’s performances but also to allow the viewer to control the view and experience within the studio. The performance also featured a stunning lighting design that featured programmable lasers that reacted to the pace of the music.
Summer 2015 saw the birth of a brand new music festival, ‘WILDLIFE’. Curated by two of the UK’s most successful music groups Rudimental and Disclosure, Globe Productions were commissioned to capture the event at Brighton City Airport. Filming across the two day using 10 multi-cameras and two roving crews we captured performances from the likes of Disclosure, Rudimental, Years & Years, George Ezra, Skepta, Jess Glynn. Our roving crews ventured out into the festival to get a real flavour of the event while our backstage hub gave us the perfect space to catch up with the artists.
Globe Productions produced The Voice 2016 winner Kevin Simm’s new solo music video. Directed by James Barnes, WILDFIRE is the story of a cheating lover and the uncontrollable blaze of rumour this revelation can ignite – real or perceived. An age-old scenario and something most people can relate to in some way - but less often told from the male perspective.
The award-winning ‘Launched At Red Bull Studios’ is Channel 4’s flagship new music show, each year introducing their audience to 10 artists hotly tipped for greatness. Hosted by Radio 1’s Annie Mac and featuring celebrities championing each new artist, Launched comprises fully live performances and in-depth interviews. Globe Productions develop, script, shoot, edit and deliver the show, with Red Bull product integrated and Red Bull Studios providing location (recording) facilities. Bespoke behind the scenes content is also created for Sony Experia smart phones. Previous artists include Sam Smith, Bastille, Royal Blood, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, Aluna George, The 1975 and Jessie Ware.
On Wednesday 18 November 2015 Kacey Musgrave’s became the first country singer to sell out the Royal Albert Hall in over a decade and Globe Productions captured the multi-Grammy Award-winning country singer in stunning 4K. Kacey sang hits from her debut Same Trailer Different Park, as well as her 2015 release Pageant Material. Within her set she also covered modern classics including TLC’s No Scrubs and Coldplay’s Yellow, rounding off the evening with a rousing rendition of These Boots Were Made for Walkin’. Along with the live performance we also got a slice of life for Kacey on the road as we filmed her preparations for the biggest show of her career. We delivered a full 90 min 4k film and 60min TV cut down.
On December 3rd 2011, 5 Seconds of Summer played their first gig at The Annandale Hotel in their native Sydney, Australia. It was their first time together playing as a four piece. The rest, as they say, is history. This film is the story of four young friends (Calum, Ashton, Luke & Michael) from the western suburbs of Sydney who formed a band and got to travel to the other side of the globe sharing their music, winning awards, selling millions of records and generally conquering the world. The film includes all-access documentary footage with the band as they travel from continent to continent, telling the story of their incredible journey from that first gig in Sydney to selling out three consecutive nights at Wembley Arena. We also hear from some of the band’s inspirations, the musicians who gave them their musical education, including Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low, Good Charlottes’ Madden Brothers and John Feldmann. This is only just the start for 5 Seconds of Summer
Globe Productions produced a stripped back four track unplugged set with Ellie Goulding recorded in Abbey Road Studio 1. Ellie premiered tracks from her new album ‘Delirium’ including ‘Love Me Like You Do’, ‘Army’, ‘Something in the Way You Move’ and ‘On My Mind’ with a string section, piano and guitar. The set was directed by Chris Howe. The tracks have been used across various platforms such as cinema and streamed over 4 million times on Vevo.
September 2015 saw the charity WWF commission Globe Productions to produce the visuals for their Christmas campaign. Delivering on the concept created by Globe’s Brand Partnership and Synch teams and against WWF’s brief, we shot a music video for Island artist Will Young’s unique version of the Burt Bacharach classic ‘What the World Needs Now’. The music video was then re-versioned as both 30sec and 60sec broadcast and digital commercials.
The campaign launched with a world premiere during a special three minute ad break takeover on Channel 4 - a global first for the conservation organisation.
During the ad break takeover, the WWF website received more traffic to the site than ever before and took a donation to the cause every 5 seconds.
Find out more and donate at: worldneedslove.wwf.org.uk
February 2016 saw Globe Productions produce content surrounding one of the music industry’s biggest calendar events, The BRIT awards. Kicking off the week of celebrations Universal Music partnered with American Airlines for the first-ever Artist Showcase, The event took place at One Embankment for 600 industry guests who were treated to performances from Brit nominees Frances and Years & Years. Continuing the celebrations we took centre stage at the Universal Music Brit Award after party. Universal Music artists Ellie Goulding, James Bay and Lorde attended the party at 180 The Strand, with Nick Grimshaw, Reggie Yates and Annie Mac take to the decks.
In October 2015 Globe captured the world premiere of The Hollow of the Hand presented at the Royal Festival Hall. Between 2011 and 2014 Grammy award winner PJ Harvey and award winning photographer Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures and together they created their debut collaborative book of the same title. With design and direction by Ian Rickson, The Hollow of the Hand was an evening of poetry readings and new songs performed by PJ Harvey, and images and a short film presented by Seamus Murphy.
Globe Productions partnered with Beats to create an innovative short film depicting a day in the life of Cheryl ahead of her album release. The bespoke film went behind the scenes with Cheryl to offer a fascinating insight into the ways in which listening to music helps Cheryl focus and feel inspired, emphasising her strength and confidence. The video premiered her new track ‘Fight On’ and was launched via a YouTube takeover which generated 10 million impressions and promoted via a PR, digital and press campaign.
Carling’s ‘Black Label’ is an ongoing collaboration between British icons and emerging talent to create a new cultural moment. In November 2014, Gorgon City and Underworld were invited to perform alongside each other at an exclusive gig at Abbey Road Studios, with each artist recording straight to vinyl. Alongside the main event Globe Productions produced four films, documenting the collaboration between the two bands, specifically the journey of each individual artist as they discover new music and different ways to work with sound
Born out of UMTV’s collaboration with The England Footballers Foundation in producing a charity album for the 2014 Football World Cup, Globe Productions filmed with the England players to produce a playlist countdown show for MTV. Players included Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.
In support of the brand partnership between Jessie J and TUC, Globe Productions developed and produced the additional video content to support the TV commercial campaign. Short films included interview, behind the scenes, call to action utilising After Effects and coverage of the project’s finale – Jessie’s gig in Paris where she performed for a select group of competition winners.
The content reached millions of fans via Jessie’s geo-targeted social sites and the brand’s regional web sites across Europe.
On Track With SEAT ran for two series on Channel 4. One artist each week was challenged to record an exclusive EP live to acetate, in one take. The EP consisted of three original tracks and one cover version. Each artist also created the artwork for the EP before we pressed up a limited run of 1000 vinyl copies. The show was recorded at Metropolis Studios, with acts including Foals, Ellie Goulding, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Rizzle Kicks and Manic Street Preachers.
In 1971 four university students formed Queen... This is the story - told by the band, their friends and critics. Complete with insight, wit and revelation, this definitive documentary is built around an extensive unseen archive of the band and exclusive interviews. Aside from the captioned material, the vast majority of the archive footage on screen has never been seen. Unearthed and restored by the film’s producers over six years, it ranges from their first TV appearance to lost promos, interviews, recordings and tour footage to a TOTP performance that was wiped by the BBC but recorded accidentally by the comedian Dick Emery who was home-taping his own show. The archive gives an intimate portrait of the band - from recordings, rehearsals, sound checks and dressing backstage to them watching their own success on TV and the final moments of Freddie recording with the band. This is still airing on the BBC and was released worldwide on Blu Ray and DVD.
Following UMG’s work with the government’s GREAT campaign, we developed a series called ‘GREAT Conversations’. The series pairs two of the campaign’s high profile ambassadors to discuss how Great Britain has shaped their life and career. The first two episodes starred Jo Malone & Ken Hom, and actor Hugh Bonneville with his Downton Abbey Executive Producer Gareth Neame.
Commissioned by UDTV, Globe Productions filmed US Southern rock band The Cadillac Three performing an exclusive live set from Abbey Road's Studio 3. Giving each of the 5 tracks a different look, the performance was followed by an on set interview with presenter Kylie Olsson. Individual tracks, interview, and a highlight edit were delivered for the UDTV website and YouTube channels.
In his home studio and revisiting old haunts in Shepherd's Bush and Battersea, Pete Townshend opens his heart and his personal archive to revisit 'the last great album the Who ever made', one that took the Who full circle back to their earliest days via the adventures of a pill-popping mod on an epic journey of self-discovery.
But in 1973 Quadrophenia was an album that almost never was. Beset by money problems, a studio in construction, heroin-taking managers, a lunatic drummer and a culture of heavy drinking, Townshend took on an album that nearly broke him and one that within a year the band had turned their back on and would ignore for nearly three decades.
With unseen archive and in-depth interviews from Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle and those in the studio and behind the lens who made the album and 30 page photo booklet.
Contributors include Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ethan Russell, Ron Nevison, Richard Barnes, Irish Jack Lyons, Bill Curbishley, John Woolf, Howie Edelson, Mark Kermode and Georgiana Steele Waller.
Summer ’15 saw Globe Productions cover the complete ‘Island Beats’ series of events at Thorpe Park. Filming 12 acts over 8 weeks, each piece of content was artist specific, with varied treatments to showcase the people, the performances and the park.
To negotiate the obvious challenges of shooting in and around an amusement park whilst being sensitive the crowd experience, we supplemented a roving crew with fixed rig cameras on the rides, wireless audio recorders and drones.
12 x 3 minute films were delivered and hosted on the artist’s and Thorpe Park’s social platforms
Globe Productions shot a 5-track set with Virgin/EMI band The Vamps in the atrium ofWestfield London to mark the release of their debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’. The set – including a Q&A – was live streamed via Digital Spy. Our cameras then followed the band across town on the Underground to Westfield Stratford where they held a signing session for fans. Extra behind the scenes and interview content was delivered for.
Globe and Monkey Kingdom produced a four part series for ITV2 where we get to see Britain’s favourite girl group as never before, revealing their dream passion and getting to give it a go in the Passions of Girls Aloud. Cheryl, Sarah, Kimberley and Nicola leave behind the familiar world of pop music for a challenge of a lifetime pursuing passions that they have only ever dreamt of being able to do; challenges that they have to learn under immense pressure and then ultimately prove whether they could perfect their passion or not! Watch Cheryl prove herself in the world of Street Dance, Nicola launch a Make-up range, Kimberley prepare and perform in a West End musical and Sarah fulfil a life time ambition of playing in a professional Polo match. Results we’re both rewarding and dramatic.
MTV commissioned Globe Productions to make a half hour broadcast show on the making of the music video for Professor Green’s new single ‘Little Secrets’. Granted all area access, our camera crew travelled to the LA set capturing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage; a series of direct interviews with Professor Green himself also provided a unique insight into the rapper’s creative vision and the inspirations that lay behind each verse.
On Saturday 19th March Globe Productions shot one of the world’s best loved composers, Ludovico Einaudi. Bringing a touch of WWF’s Earth Hour to Nottingham the Italian pianist and composer performed at the Royal Concert Hall as part of his ‘Elements’ tour, Dedicating his song ‘Fly’ to WWF’s annual global celebration where people and organisations switch off their lights for one hour as a symbolic act to show they care about the future of our planet. The audience are encouraged to join in the celebration as the lights go down in the great hall and Ludovico performs by candle light on the piano.
The content was delivered to Einaudi’s YouTube channel and has reached over 100k views.
To accompany the 2016 feature film ‘Eddie The Eagle’, Polydor artist Gary Barlow put together an album of original songs written and performed by his 80’s heroes – and inspired by the movie.
Gary put together a star studded launch event at One Mayfair in London with performances from many of the featured artists including Tony Hadley, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Go West, Nik Kershaw and Howard Jones. With Gary also taking to the stage, we filmed the whole gig to deliver a 1 x 60min documentary with behind the scenes and interview footage featuring music and film talent to tell the story of the project.
Also delivered were music videos for the Holly Johnson track ‘Ascension’ and Gary’s track ‘Thrill Me’ with Andy McClusky, Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.
Globe and ITV Studios produced a competition series that gave pop singers the opportunity to test their skills in the word of opera. Our eight celebrity singers were put through their paces by Roland Villazon and Katherine Jenkins as they tried to master the art and prove they have what it takes to be a true Opera Star. Famous contestants included Alex James, Danny Jones, Donny Osmond, Kym Marsh and Melody Thornton.
Front row at London fashion week Globe Productions were commissioned by Channel 4 and Bourjois to create the Style Studio. Over a series of four episodes in 2012, we explored all the latest fashion trends, styling tips, celebrity wardrobes, behind the scenes action and of course exclusive access to that year’s shows and stars.
The ‘Bourjois Style Studio’ was located in the heart of the Fashion Week action, based in central London and hosted by Miquita Oliver, we were also following the best designers and delving through some celebrity wardrobes to discover their fashion secrets.