Warner Bros. Records is collaborating with Netflix for the exclusive music soundtrack of Westside, Netflix’s first ever unscripted music series. The series follows the lives of nine young artists struggling for success in today’s high-pressure music industry. On November 9th, the unscripted eight-episode series launches globally on Netflix, same day and date as the release of WESTSIDE: THE MUSIC, the official 20-song soundtrack on Warner Bros. Records. Two songs featured in the show’s trailer are available now on all DSPs.
Westside offers a groundbreaking and deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young Los Angeles-based musicians at the heart of the story. Their music spans multiple genres from rock, pop and alternative, to urban and country. As they strive to develop an ensemble performance for a potential showcase at an L.A. nightclub, each episode sheds light on their creative processes and personal struggles. Cinema verité-style documentary footage is interspersed with beautifully produced music videos created by some of the top directors in the field.
“Westside struck me immediately as a quantum leap forward in the synergy of contemporary music with the raw vibe of today’s unscripted series innovations,” said Tom Corson, Co-Chairman and COO, Warner Bros. Records. “Musical diversity as a powerful social force is the cornerstone of Westside, and nowhere is that relationship better understood than at Warner Bros. Records.”
“The creation of original music for Westside – featuring an unparalleled team of multi-platinum producers/songwriters, working together in real time with the cast and unscripted narrative – has produced a remarkable outcome,” said James Diener, Executive Music Producer of Westside. “The initiative for music integration in Westside will lead the way for original programming to come.”
Each episode of Westside features full-length original songs that enhance the storylines of the series. Some of the award-winning A-list producers and songwriters who have contributed are Diane Warren, Phil Lawrence, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Pat Monahan, Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, Jesse Shatkin, Sean Douglas, Busbee, Chris Lindsay, Aimee Mayo, Danja, Lauren Christy, and more. Westside’s music videos are directed by a who’s who of top talent, including Diane Martel, Hannah Lux Davis, Sophie Muller, Tim Mattia, Sara McColgen, and Joseph Toman, with choreography by Fatima Robinson and costume design by Maryam Malakpour.
The first two singles from WESTSIDE: THE MUSIC will be available on all DSP’s in partnership with Netflix’s release of the global trailer for the series.
“We Are The Ones” (Produced by Johan Carlsson; written by Johan Carlsson and Ross Golan; Music Video directed by Joseph Tolman).
“Vibe” (Produced by James Alan, Jesse Shatkin, Sean Douglas and Ian Meltzer; written by James Alan, Sean Douglas, Jesse Shatkin, Ian Meltzer and Leo Gallo; Music Video directed by Hannah Lux Davis).
Via Press Release