Before the Music Dies (2005)

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Provocative documentary examining the homogeneous state of today's corporate rock-music industry, featuring interviews with journalists, industry insiders and musicians such as Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello and Branford Marsalis. Directed by Andrew Shapter.
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NR
Genre:
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Forest Whitaker
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Critic Reviews for Before the Music Dies

All Critics (4)

Director/co-writer (along with Joel Rasmussen) wisely lets the artists and former managers (interviews with the leaders of the money-machine corporations are noticeably absent) do the talking in his first-rate essay on the current state of pop music in

Full Review… | June 30, 2009

The music industry kicks itself in the butt and vows to go straight as the founding fathers and mothers of rock decry the greed and falsehood that has suddenly crept into pop music.

March 10, 2007
Monsters and Critics

There's not a single argument here that's presented well.

Full Review… | March 2, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

Finally and at long last comes a documentary that asks the question "Why does modern music SUCK SO MUCH?"

Full Review… | March 20, 2006
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Full Review… | December 6, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Before the Music Dies

If you're a huge music fan, this movie might make you a little sad, or maybe just angry. But either way, that's why the movie was made. I really enjoyed it even though it was a little depressing. I'd be interested to see an update to see what has changed (if anything).

Josh Hakala
Josh Hakala

Wow! It blew me away. I truly feel there was a reason why I chose this film to watch. As an writer and drummer I needed to hear their words. I advise all who want to get in the music biz to watch this film.

Criss Tareyton
Criss Tareyton

Great music documentary that explores todays music business and how formula has taken over quality. Very simple documentary with interesting interviewees.

rocko perkovich
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