Republic Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television have announced a partnership to present music from STAR, a new series featuring original music and music performances, set for a special premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 9:00-10:00 p.m. on FOX.
Created by Academy® Award and Golden Globe® nominee Lee Daniels—co-creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 drama, EMPIRE–and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), STAR follows three talented singers–running from their pasts and desperate for a new start–with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. But reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost.
“Monte Lipman and his team at Republic Records continue to be at the forefront of what’s new and evolving in today’s current music scene,” comments Daniels. “They know how to push boundaries and take risks, which is the essence of this new series and our group of girls. We’re looking forward to what is going to be a beautiful collaboration.”
“Monte, Tom and everyone at Republic demonstrated a passion for STAR that impressed us all,” comments Mark Pearson, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Digital, TCFTV. “They understood the show, they had a vision for what to do with our performers and they offered really innovative A&R and marketing ideas. Republic is the perfect musical partner for Lee and Tom’s inspired new series.”
Watch the official trailer for STAR HERE.
About the partnership, Republic Records Co-Founder and Chief Executive Monte Lipman adds, “We’re extremely proud of our strategic alliance with Fox-TV and Lee Daniels. Lee has become a force of nature whose artistic vision not only reflects modern culture and social consciousness, but also helps define it. His fearless approach to the creative process inspires a generation.”
“Fox stands out as a market share leader in television and music with unparalleled influence across both,” comments Republic Records EVP/GM West Coast Tom MacKay. “This is an exciting collaboration with massive cultural implications, and we’re working together to create a soundtrack that lives up to that promise.”
For more information, visit fox.com/star.