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17/02/2017

New Series To Celebrate Nile Rodgers' Career

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BBC Four is to air a new three-part series later this year looking at the career of Grammy-award winner – and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – Nile Rodgers.

Nile Rodgers: Lost In Music will see the legendary singer reveal the secrets of his success, what it takes to make it in the music industry, and how to stay relevant throughout the years. Using his numerous hits as a guide, viewers will be taken through the creative process of making a hit record, as well as living with the success and excess that follows.

With access to Nile and his collaborators, the series will hear from many of his friends and colleagues including, Kathy Sledge, Carly Simon and Nick Rhodes, as well as the new generation of musicians such as Mark Ronson, John Newman, Laura Mvula, Keith Urban and Avicii.

Nile Rodgers: Lost in Music has been produced by 1212 Productions for BBC Four. It will air on the channel in April 2017.

Nile Rodgers said: "When we shot this series I was focused on making it as passionate and informative as a BBC documentary I'd watched on my friend Paul Simon. This series' attention to detail is comprehensive, we looked back through the decades with real curiosity, picking out moments and actions that seemed frivolous at the time, but had a huge impact on the music we made. I can't wait to see the series in full, I'm sure it'll be breath taking, the BBC do great things with music and I know this will be no different."

Cassian Harrison, Chanel Editor BBC Four, added: "I'm so pleased that we are able to take our audience right in to the heart of Nile Rodgers' fascinating musical world. The level of access and Nile's candid attitude make this a fascinating and very exciting series for BBC Four."

Jan Younghusband, Head of Music TV Commissioning, commented: "Nile has been at the forefront of popular music for over 40 years and his astonishing career in music is like no other. This series is a showcase for Nile's vast knowledge and talent and provides three outstanding episodes of unique and never-before seen-or-heard insights from the Nile Rodgers engine room."

www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre

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