Before the Music Dies
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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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"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"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Finally and at long last comes a documentary that asks the question "Why does modern music SUCK SO MUCH?""
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"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."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"There's not a single argument here that's presented well."
‑ David Cornelius,
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