Doku: Before The Music Dies

(Google Direktthemusic, via DRB)

„Before the Music dies“ ist eine hochinteressante Dokumentation über den State of Pop heutzutage und wie die Musik-Industrie und deren Plastik-Acts, die sie selbst ganz schamlos Künstler nennt, musikalische Innovation in den vergangenen dreißig Jahren gekillt haben. Die ersten 10 Minuten sind ein wenig lahm, danach wird es aber wirklich sehr, sehr klasse, wenn es um Schönheitswahn, digitale Nachbearbeitung und Formatradio geht.

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES is an unsettling and inspiring look at today’s popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, ?uestlove and a wide variety of others. The documentary film has built a passionate following as “the most important film a music fan will ever see” (XM Radio) by providing “a balanced overview of the state of the rock scene of America” (The Wall Street Journal) and adding “passion to the eternal debate about the industry” (The New York Times). Last year, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen walked away from traditional Hollywood distribution to instead pursue a large-scale grassroots release with B-Side Entertainment. Since its release in November 2006, the film has screened over 200 times in over 130 North American markets with hundreds of additional events anticipated worldwide during 2007.

Before The Music Dies