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Apple reportedly spends big to bring Billie Eilish documentary to TV+

It paid the musician $25 million for the project, according to 'Billboard.'
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
December 5, 2019
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Apple loves Billie Eilish. It didn't only name her as Artist of the Year for the first Apple Music Awards, it also reportedly paid her $25 million for the right to stream a documentary following her life after she released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. The documentary, which was co-produced by Eilish's own record label, will not be available through Apple Music, though: It will be released through Apple TV+ instead.

The tech giant used to stream music-focused documentaries on its Music platform, such as the documentary covering Major Lazer's 2016 concert and another on the making of Kesha's Rainbow. Its decision to stream Eilish's project on TV+ shows that it's banking on big stars to draw in the crowds for its new streaming platform. Rivals like Netflix regularly offer music-focused documentaries, after all -- Netflix, in particular, frequently teams up with megastars like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Whether that means Apple will now also start streaming concerts and other music-related content on TV+, however, remains to be seen.

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