Before The Music Dies – Why Radio Is DyingOct 18th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: General
If you’ve ever wondered why iPods and portable media players have been such a huge hit, or why podcasting and Internet radio are as popular as they are, this video has the answers.
Narrated by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, Before The Music Dies is an unsettling look at todayâ€™s popular music industry.
It features interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis – and even more importantly, musicians and other people in the music industry that you probably have never heard of.
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.
The entire film is embedded above – and what’s amazing about this film is that you can jump to anywhere in the movie and you’re going to find something compelling.
You can find out more about Before The Music Dies at the film’s site.