Paramount+ (the formerly and soon-to-be revamped ViacomCBS streaming service known as CBS All Access) has announced its inaugural music slate, and the streamer is bringing back some faves.
“We are thrilled to re-invent some of our most storied and impactful music franchises, including Behind the Music and Yo! MTV Raps, for Paramount+,” said Bruce Gilmer, ViacomCBS President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events. “In addition, we will partner with some of the biggest names across the music industry to bring exclusive and unique content to the platform, such as Dave Grohl’s Cradle to Stage based on his mom’s critically-acclaimed book, and many more to come.”
The series that have been set are new versions of Behind the Music and Yo! MTV Raps, as well as Unplugged, which will have televised events multiple times a year.
The groundbreaking and prolific music documentary series Behinid the Music “returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered and updated for today’s audiences with artist interviews, a creative refresh and reimagined visual style.”
MTV’s iconic franchise Unplugged “will come to Paramount+ several times a year as special intimate MTV Unplugged events featuring some of the world’s biggest artists.”
And MTV is bringing Yo! MTV Raps for Paramount+. It will include “hosted segments, live performances, cyphers, lifestyle content and serve as a comprehensive deep dive into the current state of hip-hop. After its debut 33 years ago on August 6, 1988, Yo! MTV Raps became the premiere destination for all things hip-hop. The advent of the series was crucial to the rise of rap music worldwide, creating a global passion for the genre and greater hip hop culture, which has since become the most dominant force in mainstream music and pop culture worldwide.”