Citing multiple sources familiar with the deal, a report by Billboard is claiming that 17-year-old musician Billie Eilish has is being paid $25 million for an Apple TV+ documentary film. Shooting for the film has already been completed and has been produced in collaboration with Interscope Records with a budget of nearly $2 million.
The project will be available through entertainment platform TV+ instead of Apple Music, which has previously released documentary projects like Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour (Live) and Ed Sheeran’s Songwriter. It signals a blurring of the lines between the $10-per-month music streaming service and the $5-per-month film and TV offering.
The film follows Eilish’s career after the release of her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.” Named Apple Music’s artist of the year, Eilish has developed a cult following online since breaking out in 2019 with the release of her Grammy-nominated debut album.
Written with her brother, Finneas, Eilish’s album was also the most-played album on both Apple Music and Spotify this year.
Apple has not yet released any official word related to Eilish’s Apple TV+ documentary.