Before the Music Dies
Before the Music Dies (2005)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
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S. James Wegg

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

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Scott Weinberg

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

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

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.

David Cornelius

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

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