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Mercury Studios announce Steve Condie as SVP of Content


Mercury Studios, the music-first content studio from Universal Music Group, has today announced the appointment of Steve Condie as SVP of Content.

Condie is an experienced executive producer and director with a passionate interest and notable documentary credits in music storytelling, including the innovative online, TV and radio format “People's History of Pop”, dance music series “Can You Feel It” and social history “The Story of Skinhead”. Condie also has a long track record of delivering critically acclaimed factual content. He was recently responsible for the BAFTA-shortlisted “Thatcher - A Very British Revolution” with BBC Studios and is currently completing the follow-up series exploring the New Labour government of Tony Blair.

Condie, who will be based in London, will lead on creative vision, working with the best producers, writers and directors to make Mercury Studios the ultimate home for premium music-led storytelling. Condie will be joined by Frank MacDonald who has been appointed as Mercury Studios’ Head of Development, overseeing the development of non-fiction titles, after holding senior roles at Pulse Films, The Garden and most recently Raw Cut.

Alice Webb, CEO, Mercury Studios says, “Steve is a truly exceptional creative leader – his ambition, vision and limitless energy for ingenious storytelling make him the perfect fit for Mercury Studios. Not only does Steve have an enviable track record in high profile, premium content, but his passion for music-first content is plain for all to see. He’s a true professional and we’re proud and delighted he’s joined team Mercury.”

Steve Condie, SVP Content, Mercury Studios says, "I am thrilled to be joining Mercury Studios and to be part of building a unique creative outfit that will make brilliant content with passion and purpose. This is a great opportunity to be at the heart of a company excelling in multiple genres, collaborating with the very best visual creators and musical artists. Mercury has an exciting and ambitious vision and shares my deep love of music and commitment to great storytelling. There has never been a better time to bring audiences the most compelling stories from the world of music and there has never been a better platform to do this than Mercury." 

Mercury Studios’ current slate includes the feature documentary “If These Walls Could Sing”,  the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, directed by celebrated British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney. The company’s library of nearly 2,000 hours of programming and more than 800 titles of original documentaries, television, and film content includes documentary titles Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool and Grammy Award nominee “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” the story of ZZ Top, and the catalogue also includes some of the most iconic performances and concert footage in history from artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, and Dr Dre.

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