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John Prine’s musical documentary hits Sony Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all worldwide rights to Zachary Fuhrer’s documentary about singer-songwriter John Prine, provisionally titled “John Prine: Hello in There”. Currently in post-production, the film tells the story of Prine, who broke through with an album he wrote as a postman in suburban Chicago, and went on to create some of the […]

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Ken Burns Country Music Documentary Release Date & Live Concert

On September 15, 2019, PBS will present the first episode of the documentary from director Ken Burns Country music, a detailed exploration of the genre that has been in the works for eight years. Directed by Burns and produced by acclaimed filmmaker with longtime collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, Country music Premieres Sunday, September […]

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Nashville’s Ryman Prepares Ken Burns Country Music Documentary Concert

Marty Stuart talks about the importance of playing Ryman An excerpt from the documentary “Country Music” by Ken Burns on PBS As anticipation grows for Ken Burns’ documentary “Country Music” – premiering in September – PBS and Ryman Auditorium have announced an all-star concert at the historic venue. Burns will host “Country Music: Live at […]

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Nashville’s Ryman Sets Up Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary Concert

Marty Stuart talks about the importance of playing Ryman An excerpt from the documentary “Country Music” by Ken Burns on PBS As anticipation grows for Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary – which will premiere in September – PBS and Ryman Auditorium have announced a star-studded concert at the historic venue. Burns will host “Country Music: […]

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Ken Burns’ country music documentary series to air in September

Ken Burns’ latest documentary chronicles the rise of country music. It will premiere on PBS in the fall – the eight-part, 16-hour film will air in September. His first four games will play from 9/15 to 9/18, and his last four games will play from 9/22 to 9/25. Country musicwhich was announced last year, is […]

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NC’s Link Wray Among Native Americans Featured in PBS Music Documentary | WFAE 90.7

As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray, Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Native American Shawnee ancestry as the Wrays faced segregation in the American South, as did African Americans. Wray finally took all […]

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ documentary to air on PBS

Marty Stuart talks about the importance of playing Ryman An excerpt from the documentary “Country Music” by Ken Burns on PBS Through his lens, he made epic explorations in “Baseball”, “Prohibition” and several wars. Next year, documentary giant Ken Burns will take audiences on a 16-hour journey through “Country Music.” The eight-part film is slated […]

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Review of Amazing Grace – transcendent documentary by Aretha Franklin | Music documentary

In 1972, after a series of successes and Grammy awards, Aretha Franklin decided that her next project would be a return to her roots. The daughter of a Detroit preacher, Franklin secured a Baptist church in Los Angeles for a two-night recording session, and the result was Amazing Grace, her most successful album and best-selling […]

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams review – from school days to stadiums | Music documentary

Jit’s a watchable, albeit celebratory and unchallenging portrait of a massive rock institution. He doesn’t see much need to look for flaws, problems, loose threads that could be pulled for everything to come undone. Even less is he looking for a Spinal Tap satire. It could be seen as part of an emerging musical documentary […]

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Who shot the sheriff? : The Bob Marley Netflix Music Documentary Series

Despite all the scholarship that exists in pop history, many mysteries remain: who killed Jam Master Jay; what happened precisely on the night of Sam Cooke’s death; and what exactly was the relationship between Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon? New to Netflix Remastered docuseries seeks to investigate these and other stories in the coming months, […]

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Who shot the sheriff? : the musical documentary series of Bob Marley on Netflix

Despite all the scholarship that exists about pop history, many mysteries remain: who killed Jam Master Jay; what exactly happened the night Sam Cooke died; and what exactly was the relationship between Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon? The new from Netflix Remastered docuseries looks to investigate these stories and more in the coming months, starting […]

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Review of Bad Reputation – clever and fun rock retrospective of Joan Jett | Music documentary

IIt’s a strange but all too common phenomenon that film biographies of music stars often leave the viewer less fond of the subject as a person, sometimes in direct proportion to how much he or she liked the subject’s work beforehand. (See, for example, Nina Simone bio-doc What Happened, Miss Simone? and Lady Gaga’s tribute […]

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The 20 best music documentaries – ranked! | Music documentary

Charming Belgian TV presenter Marcel Vanthilt tries to get to grips with the New York rap scene. Interviewees include LL Cool J and Schoolly D, but this featurette is as sensitive to social nuance as it is musical. It catches Blur on the brink of exploding Britpop, looking sharp but muddled, and often the worst […]

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A documentary on film music (2016)

What makes film music unforgettable? Starring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings The Hollywood’s elite composers have come together to offer viewers a insider’s look […]

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Christine and the Queens Star in Latest Apple Music Documentary, ‘Chris’: Watch a Preview

Christine and the Queens are the latest subjects to take center stage in an upcoming Apple Music documentary charting the trajectory and personal life of French singer Héloïse Letissier titled Apple Music Presents: Chris, due out September 14. Breaking boundaries around the world through his personal expression and powerful songwriting, Letissier’s musical methodology is laid […]

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‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ Music Documentary About Tiffany: Review

As we all know, the word “fan” comes from “fanatic”. As in, “religious bigots responsible for sectarian violence” or “fanatical Trump supporters blame FBI investigation into Deep State,” to paraphrase two headlines I quickly found online after Googling the term . While we’re all fans of various art and artists, the fanatic goes overboard, whether […]

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Musical Documentary ‘Echo In The Canyon’ To Open LA Film Festival – Deadline

Musical documentary by Andrew Slater Echo in the Canyon has been set as the opening night film of Film Independent’s 2018 LA Film Festival, which kicks off September 20 and runs through September 28. This will mark the world premiere of the documentary which highlights iconic music groups The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield […]

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Kesha released a trailer for her Apple Music documentary “Rainbow – The Film”

Beats 1 on Apple Music YouTube A year after releasing his Grammy nominee Rainbow album, Kesha releases a moving documentary that follows her as she works on the album, which she recorded from 2014 to 2017, and throughout her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, who has denied her accusations emotional and sexual abuse. In […]

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Watch the new trailer for Kesha’s musical documentary

Kesha releases a documentary about the recording of her third LP, Rainbow – his first record after his ongoing legal battles with Dr. Luke. In the trailer for Rainbow – The movieKesha says making the album has been a life-saving journey. “Sometimes things just seem too much to handle,” she says in the clip. “You […]

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G FUNK Musical Documentary Now Streams on YouTube Premium

“G Funk”, the highly anticipated new musical documentary, is now streaming on Youtube Premium. “G Funk” tells the untold story of hip-hop’s most iconic subgenre and features never-before-seen footage and interviews with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Ice T, Too Short, The DOC, Wiz Khalifa and others who detail the story of […]

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YouTube Originals’ Music Documentary “G FUNK” To Air On July 11

YouTube has announced the acquisition of the highly anticipated music documentary G Funk, which tells the untold story of hip-hop’s most iconic subgenre through its pioneer, Warren G. G Funk, explores the origin of sound and its lasting impact on music and culture. The film also chronicles Warren G’s journey with Snoop Dogg and Nate […]

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Beyond the Bombshells is a simple musical documentary

News of the shocking “Whitney” revelations quickly went viral early Thursday morning, once the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Kevin Macdonald’s bio-documentary on Whitney Houston was released. The film, made with the full permission of her family, revealed that the late singer was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, late singer Dee Dee […]

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[WATCH] The Weeknd’s Apple Music documentary series “Another You”

ANOTHER YOU part 1 (documentary) https://t.co/krk0IoaPBu pic.twitter.com/vZ3I8LQoSg — The Weekend (@theweeknd) April 13, 2018 Clearly, a lot has been on The Weeknd’s mind over the past year: his surprise new EP, My dear melancholy, packs a lot of emotion into six songs, presumably drawn from his personal experience, like the time he may have almost […]

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DVD Review – Score: A Documentary About Film Music (2016)

Score: A documentary on film music2016. Directed by Matt Schrader.With Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, James Cameron, Trent Reznor, Quincy Jones and Howard Shore. SYNOPSIS: A documentary detailing the role of film music and the people who create it. Rewatching a documentary can often be an exercise in futility, more often than not ending […]

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DVD Review: Score: A Documentary About Film Music

★★★☆☆ From roaring fanfares to murderous strings and heartbreaking themes, film music is explored in Matt Schrader’s new documentary Goal, packed with contemporary interviews with budding composers as well as a history of Hollywood film music. Movies were never silent. From the Lumière brothers’ first experiments in 1895 and the Nickelodeons that sprouted over the […]

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Sly Stone musical documentary in development

In today’s roundup of film news, documentaries about Sly Stone and a Wisconsin police murder move forward and a CEO is named for the AFM & SAG Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund- AFTRA. DOCUMENTARIES Network Entertainment and filmmaker Derik Murray have acquired the rights to produce a feature-length documentary on the life and legacy of […]

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Dance-Music Documentary What We Started Is Shameless EDM Propaganda

How do you justify the existence of an EDM documentary in 2018? In the first moments of Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi what we started, an attempt to chronicle the genre’s beginnings and interminables dropping later this week, journalist Kerri Mason unknowingly offers an explanation: “The biggest misconception is that dance music is a new […]

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Dance Music Documentary Film “What We Started” Is Available For Pre-Order Worldwide Now

There’s a great dance music documentary film coming out very soon featuring all your favorite DJs. Titled “What We Started”, this film is destined to be a DJ documentary you won’t want to miss. It is expected to have several theatrical releases in the United States, while it is currently available for pre-order worldwide through […]

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The Fort Myers Film Fest is having a blast with the musical documentary “Melody Makers”

Leslie-Ann Coles had never even heard of “Melody Maker” magazine when she met photographer Barrie Wentzell in 1996. But then, over the coming weeks and months, Wentzell began telling the Canadian filmmaker stories about his time at the iconic British rock magazine – stories about Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, John Lennon […]

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The award-winning musical documentary THE DEFIANT ONES debuts on Netflix on 3/23

Today, Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that the highly acclaimed documentary series THE DEFIANT ONES will launch on March 23 exclusively on Netflix everywhere except the United States and Canada. All four episodes will be available immediately to members worldwide. Set in the midst of many defining events of the past four […]

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Score: A Film Score Documentary Has No Theme – Films & TV

SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY “Hey! You! You with the vuvuzela! GET OUT.” Of all the pieces that must fit together such for a film to have even one hope of work, the element that comes closest to pure magic is not the visual effects. Nor is it the cinematography or the editing. Shit, that’s […]

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A documentary about film music is a love letter to those who write love letters to the cinema

The center of the Venn diagram that brings music lovers and moviegoers together is surprisingly large, but unsurprisingly fervent, as evidenced by Sunday night’s sold-out screening of Score: A documentary on film music at the Milwaukee Film Festival. The title is probably enough to convince those at the center of these intersecting circles to check […]

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‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ sheds light on an essential – but often overlooked – part of the filmmaking process

What is your favorite film music? Music is a big factor in almost all of my favorite movies. The score for Requiem for a dream alternates between the sonic equivalent of Clint Mansell’s panic and the minimalist chord progressions of the Kronos Quartet. Jon Brion and Amy Mann Magnolia The soundtrack is so fused into […]

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‘Two Trains Runnin’ Musical Documentary Captures 1964 Collision Between Blues and Civil Rights

The delta blues, epitomized by giants like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, was an intensely personal moan of music. Sam Pollard’s energetic and incisive documentary “Two Trains Runnin’” shines a light on a time when this beating heart of African-American culture pointed to a curious crossroads in the civil rights movement. It tells the story […]

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A Blu-ray film music documentary

Gravitas Ventures | 2016 | 93 minutes | Not Rated | Sep 05, 2017 Score: A documentary on film music (2016) Note: A Film Score Documentary Blu-ray offers excellent video and sound in this excellent Blu-ray release What makes film music unforgettable? Starring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, […]

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SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY – 3 CHILES | Reviews of Chile

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Award-winning musical documentary ‘Rumble’ is a labor of love for San Diego’s Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas was just 23 when he became Rod Stewart’s lead guitarist in 1988, followed by collaborations with Mick Jagger, Public Enemy, INXS’ Michael Hutchence, Was (Not Was), Justin Timberlake, The Great Drummer jazz Ronald Shannon Jackson and more. He’s also released several solo albums, has his own line of signature Framus Guitars models, and […]

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Musical documentary ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ dynamically follows the contributions of Native Americans

Link Wray’s 1958 guitar-instrumental single “Rumble” was banned from key US radio markets for fear that its wordless bluster would encourage juvenile delinquency. The track “grab-you-by-the-solar-plexus” galvanized generations of rock and punk musicians. It’s also a powerful entry point for Catherine Bainbridge’s new documentary, a dynamic investigation into a criminally overlooked aspect of American popular […]

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Snapchat: Billboard targets millennials with a series of music documentaries

Billboard produces the first original music programming to appear on Snapchat. “Artist’s Pass” is a music documentary series that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how musicians prepare for their performances. The episodes, sponsored by Honda, are about four to five minutes long and will feature artists Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Rae Sremmurd, with […]

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Billboard offers a series of music documentaries on Snapchat

Luke Bryan performs during the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Erika Goldring | WireImage | Getty Images Billboard is bringing a series of music documentaries to Snapchat. “Artist Pass” is Snapchat’s first original music lineup, offering a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they prepare for performances. […]

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Interviews from the premiere of Kygo’s Apple Music documentary “Stole the Show”

Back in 2014, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll was an aspiring DJ remixing tracks for Soundcloud in his dorm. But three years later, the 25-year-old Norwegian artist has become Kygo, an internationally renowned producer billed as the pioneer of tropical house, who works with Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez. To explore See the latest videos, graphics and news […]

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Dance Music Documentary ‘What We Began’ Hits All the Right Notes

what we started is the finest electronic music film of our time, offering an accurate adaptation of the changing scene and its global dominance. From the Ultra Music Festival in Ibiza, from the BPM Festival to the Electric Daisy Carnival, what we started touches every corner of the industry and predicts where the community is […]

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‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ explores the art of composers

Although it won no awards for its narrative structure, Matt Schrader’s “Score: A Film Music Documentary” shines a light on a subject so rich and fascinating – the art of film music – that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears. The film also offers a key aspect so often missing […]

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Review: “Score: A Documentary on Film Music” Pays Tribute to Composers

The 1993 documentary “Visions of Light” was critically acclaimed for its insight into classic Hollywood filmmakers. Matt Schrader’s tidy and informative “Score” lavishes similar adoration to the great songwriters of moviedom. And why not? Their contribution can be as substantial as that of cinematographers, or even actors, though more subtle — but not always. Case […]

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Musical documentary set “America’s Treasures” with Aloe Blacc

Giant screen specialist MacGillivray Freeman has signed Aloe Blacc for his upcoming 3D musical documentary “America’s Treasures”, which explores American culture through the history of its music. “Music is an essential part of the human experience, and I look forward to helping audiences discover the unique cultural influences that gave rise to jazz, blues, folk, […]

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Review: ‘Score: A Documentary on Film Music’

Soaring, driving musical scores from beloved films have become some of the most iconic instrumental pieces ever composed, and with documentary filmmaker Matt Schrader’s feature debut, Score: A documentary on film music, these unseen and underappreciated emotional beats get an entertaining and in-depth celebration. It’s not a critical film or a film intended to spark […]

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Don’t miss PBS’ Roots Music documentary series “American Epic”!

By Blair Jackson Here’s a solid recommendation: be sure to check out the brilliant three-part documentary series American epicairing Tuesday nights in May on PBS, beginning May 16 and continuing May 23 and 30, as well as the American Epic Sessions Program broadcast on Tuesday, June 6. American epic is the first comprehensive musical documentary […]

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Film Score Documentary Trailer Talks About the Power of Cinematic Soundtracks

“The score is the heartbeat of the film.” So said james cameron, an Oscar-winning director who has worked with some of the greatest composers in film history, and he couldn’t be more right. A big part of why we remember cinema’s most iconic scenes is because of the score that accompanies the visuals. Some films […]

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A Documentary About Film Music – FilmJerk.com

“Score: A Film Music Documentary” celebrates the important yet almost invisible artistry of film music. You might think from various special features on DVDs and Blu-Rays over the years that you could figure out how the process works, but you’ve never really delved into this before, and before that you probably never knew you wanted […]

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Documentary Film Score Trailer Celebrates Hollywood’s Favorite Songwriters

Gravitas Ventures released the first trailer and poster for Score: A documentary on film music, which hits theaters on June 16. Music is an integral part of most movies, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to the audience. Director Matt Schrader shines a light on the little-known craft of film composition, bringing together […]

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A documentary on film music delves into the world of film composers

As I’ve mentioned before, I believe that a film’s music is one of the most important and perhaps least appreciated characters in a film. As James Cameron says,The music is the heartbeat of the film.“Without soundtracks, many films wouldn’t have the emotional impact they bring to the table. Just think about aliens without James Horner’s […]

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Celebrate the composers in the trailer for ‘Score: A Film Score Documentary’

Celebrate the composers in the trailer for ‘Score: A Film Score Documentary’ by Alex Billington April 21, 2017Source: Youtube “Music is the one thing that we all understand, that we don’t.” Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for a documentary on the work of composers, titled Score: A documentary on film music. This played at […]

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Watch the trailer for Jack White’s new music documentary “American Epic”

Jack White has teamed up with T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford to produce an incredible new music documentary titled The American Epic Sessions. And now you can see the trailer depicting the fruits of their labor. But it’s not just a film about history. American epic is a project that brings these old machines […]

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5-year experimental music documentary project nears completion

For electronic musician Nathan N. Cook, abstract soundscapes, recordings of nature interspersed with voices and harsh noises are not just intellectual experiments in audio editing. Instead, he finds them places of human connection. Five years ago, Cook decided to blend these elements into recordings that capture a community of local musicians – and to share […]

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Spotify’s latest music documentary chronicles the rise of Green Day

by Spotify Mark The musical documentary series debuted in August with four episodes about Metallic’s debut. Today another episode is airing on the streaming service and this time you can relive the grungy angst of the early 90s with Green Day. The first episode is available today and the other three will follow each Thursday […]

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A documentary on film music; Syfy Films Sets ‘Atomica’ Arc – Deadline

Gravitas Ventures secured the North American rights to Score: A documentary on film music, which examines the creative process of composing film music with some of the best-known artists in the field. The film, which hits theaters in May, features Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Jerry […]

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Gravitas buys ‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ for North America

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to “Score: A Film Music Documentary”, which explores the process of composing film music. The film includes interviews with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, James Cameron and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall. […]

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The tragedy of Nick Cave and the very beautiful musical documentary

After showing the film at home, Andrew Dominik talks about the art of filming grief in black and white 3D. Andrew Dominik has created a beautiful, immersive and emotional experience in “One More Time With Feeling”. Born out of Nick Cave’s heartbreak, it’s black and white, 3D, and a musical documentary like no other. I […]

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Music Documentary Is ‘A Trojan Horse,’ Says Oscar-Winner Morgan Neville : NPR

Director Morgan Neville has made one of the most memorable music documentaries of recent times. His 2013 film 20 feet from famefor which he won an Oscar and a Grammy, chronicled the journeys of five unsung rock heroes: the backing vocalists who animated some of popular music’s biggest hits. Neville has a long history as […]

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‘A Song for You’ Review: Keith Maitland’s Austin Music Documentary

A pleasantly discursive guide to the longest-running musical program in television history, “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” is the latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries devoted to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world. , if not the entire galaxy. Director Keith Maitland’s obvious labor […]

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Apple Music and Vice team up for music documentary series

Apple Music joins Vice for their upcoming documentary series about local music scenes around the world. Modern media network Vice has become known for its in-depth, “real-life” documentaries on cultures, issues and the arts around the world. Now they’re teaming up with Apple’s new streaming service, Apple Music, for a series of documentaries focused on […]

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Apple Music launches Vice Music documentary series ‘The Score’

Apple has picked up Vice Media’s “The Score,” a six-episode series exploring local music scenes around the world, available exclusively on the Apple Music subscription service. The first episode of “The Score,” now available on Apple Music, delves into hip-hop culture among Minnesota’s Ojibwe Native American tribe. According to the companies, each segment of the […]

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Apple Music partners with Vice for a series of music documentaries

Vice dives deep into booking rap. Photo: Vice Apple is teaming up with Vice for a new six-part documentary that will stream exclusively on Apple Music. The Score will spotlight music scenes from around the world that are far more diverse and rich than your typical five-day outdoor EDM rave. The first episode titled “Reservation […]

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Will it be a musical documentary or a documentary on war criminals?

It’s been a week since the Academy’s documentary branch selected its long list of 15 documentary finalists, five of which will compete for the final prize, and already 2014 feels like 2014 all over again. More specifically, the early signs point to a runoff between Joshua Oppenheimer, astute exponent of war criminals hidden in plain […]

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Look Back: A New Golden Age for Music Documentary | Music

I10 years have passed since the theatrical release of No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited Bob Dylan documentary. Billed as a collision of two giants of their respective fields, the film was more of a three and a half hour chore. The big name draws never really collided. Hours of interviews with Dylan had been […]

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“Muscle Shoals”: Johnny Depp is developing a TV series based on a musical documentary

Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil is teaming up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced and City Entertainment to develop a series based on the musical documentary “Muscle Shoals.” The Grammy-nominated documentary celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs like “I’ll Take You […]

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Music documentary traces Cambodia’s lost musical history | In the Sun | Phoenix | Phoenix New Times

Sometimes a musical documentary reaches a state of transcendence. John Pirozzi’s new movie Don’t Think I Forgot: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is that kind of movie. Examination of the thriving pop scene in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in the 50s, 60s and 70s, when crooners, rock bands, singers, surf combos and other musical […]

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Cuban music documentary ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ gets an encore

The Buena Vista Social Club band members return to the big screen to say goodbye. Sixteen years after the release of Wim Wenders’ eponymous documentary about the Cuban music group, the sequel, “Buena Vista Social Club – Adios,” is set to begin production, Broad Green Pictures announced Friday. Directed this time by Lucy Walker (“Waste […]

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Jack White and T Bone Burnett to Produce ‘American Epic’ Music Documentary – Rolling Stone

Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford have teamed up to executive produce American epic, a landmark music project encompassing a three-part documentary series, a feature film, and companion album releases. The documentary and film will explore crucial early uses of a primitive recording machine used by record companies in the 1920s as they […]

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‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ Reaches Kickstarter Goal and More

The first-ever film music documentary is heading towards the final stanza of a Kickstarter campaign with an end goal of $100,000. With more than two dozen interviews with film composers already filmed, Score: A documentary on film music already has Hans Zimmer (see clip below), Danny Elfman, Howard Shore and Christophe Beck on board, in […]

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Score: A documentary on film music

Cinedigm, Bloody Disgusting and SCREAMBOX Terrifying 2 is now in cinemas everywhere and a piece of the magic is the music from the film. Rostislav Vaynshtok A.K.A Slavic shared his musical contribution to the film, including a duet of songs, the end credits “Dark Dreams”and “Infinite loop”which is supposed to be a side piece. Inspired […]

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‘Foo Fighters Sonic Highways’ musical documentary premieres on HBO – The Denver Post

Dave Grohl packs a lot of story, sentiment, and personality into his HBO music series — and the massive project almost eludes him. The documentary, timed to coincide with the Foo Fighters’ upcoming album, tells several stories at once: the history of American rock music, the history of some music studios, the memories of some […]

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Are these the best concert movies of all time? | Music documentary

Björk’s latest concert film, Biophilia Live, will be shown in cinemas around the world. Recorded live at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the concert featured dizzying visuals, an Icelandic choir and a truly top-notch wig. I was at the concert, and although Björk showed her routine genius, I don’t know if the resulting film can […]

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Movie Review – ‘Muscle Shoals’

Roger Hawkins, a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), is just one of many musicians captured in this documentary about the famous city. Magnolia Pictures hide caption toggle caption Magnolia Pictures Roger Hawkins, a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), is just one […]

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Spotify pays homage to Nirvana with a horrifying mess of a music documentary series

Spotify Landmark is a new series of audio documentaries that Spotify says will capture “the story behind some of music’s greatest moments, told by the people who created them”. The pilot episode (Spotify link, but you can listen to it online here without a Spotify account) centers around Nirvana’s latest studio album, In utero, which […]

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Sir David Attenborough and Björk in a musical documentary

August 3, 2012, 2:37 PM ‘The Nature of Music’ explores the connection between the sounds of the natural world and the sounds we recognize as music today, with help from Iceland’s pop star and Britain’s best-known naturalist. Sir David Attenborough teams up with eccentric Icelandic pop star Björk for a new Channel 4 documentary exploring […]

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Fame, £5,000 – and death threats | Music documentary

I traveled to Afghanistan in January 2002, just months after the Taliban fled from Kabul, to make a documentary for the BBC on the return of music to the capital. Despite the chaos, the thirst for music – banned under the Taliban regime – was incredible. Cassette and video players were brought out of hiding […]