Music

The word is derived from the Greek term “mousike” meaning the art of the Muses. As a form of art it is counted among the very few things that all cultures and societies have in common. The common definition of music is that it is a form of art that uses sound as a medium. It is comprised of the several major elements including pitch, rhythm, tempo and meter.

Though it may come as a surprise for some people, music has a strong connection with mathematics. The delicate process of the creation of music, its performance and meaning are defined by their cultural origin.

From ancient Greece and Egypt to the preset day, music has played a crucial role in various secular ceremonies, religious rituals and social movements. Today, music is present in various branches, from entertainment to business and education and even therapy.

When it comes to the classification of music, there are four distinctive groups, formed in the accordance with the historical time table, the prehistoric and ancient music, biblical period and early music. Each of these categories has developed a number of genres of their own.

The documentaries and video materials provided in this category are concerned with every aspect of music, from its therapeutic significance to the contemporary genres and the overall state of the music industry.

Watch the documentary on Ireland`s DIY bands and the culture that has been developing over the course of twenty years.

Find out how the long-play records have changed the course of popular music history between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s. The three minute single became the thing of the past. The new technology enabled the musicians to record full albums which, in turn, had a significant impact on the way in which the music industry works.

Follow the story of the last 24 hours of Jim Morrison. The events prior to his untimely death will reveal a different side of Morrison, a dark and troubled one. The battle with his demons ended on July 2, 1971 in Paris along with his life.

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Personal Triumphs
john mayer
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When you think of solo artists, you rarely think of John Clayton Mayer. But he is definitely one of the most influential artists of his generation. The “Someday I’ll Fly” documentary chron...

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armin van buuren dj
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Armin van Buuren is arguably one of the most famous and popular DJs in the world. The Dutch DJ has been voted number one DJ few times now. He is actually an ordinary person that lives an extraor...

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queen bohemian rhapsody
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One of the greatest songs ever written is Bohemian Rhapsody. And that is a fact. The single is now the third best-selling single of all time in the United Kingdom. Bohemian Rhapsody topped the S...

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george michael
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George Michael, one of the biggest pop stars of our time lost his life at age of 53. Michael was one of the first superstars, and among the first public figures to publicly come out as homosexua...

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let me be frank
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We continue with the series for Frank James Moore, an underground counter-culture hero in America. Frank rose to prominence in the early 1990s, when his performances included eroticism, nudity, ...

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Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain is one of the most famous musicians of all time. Best known as the lead vocalist of Nirvana, Cobain helped the group reach the height of popularity.Cobain was wildly creative and highly ac...

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nina simone interview
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Nine Simone will long be known as an iconic music singer, songwriter, and a civil rights activist. She is responsible for popularization of different music styles, including jazz...

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megadeth
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With more than 50 million records sold worldwide, and 15 studio albums, Megadeth are one of the few bands left from 1980s that have experienced mass success. They are part of the...

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celine dion mother
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Celine Dion is known as one of the most, if not the most successful female music figure. For years, she had songs ranking No.1 on billboard lists. And everything started like a d...

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Performing Arts
music evolution
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Music +1

When you think about it, architecture and music have nothing in common. But in reality, they go hand in hand. Without music, there is no architecture, and without architecture, t...

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garbers garage door company
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When a business is closing after 40 years, you just cannot believe it happens. We grow up with certain brands, with certain companies. They become part of our lives, and an integ...

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making of the beatles
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Raise your hand if you know that John Lennon decided to open “Please, Please Me” with the harmonica riff? A thoroughly enjoyable documentary, the Making of the Beatles ta...

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Mark Ronson TED
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We all know Mark Ronson as the mega popular DJ, songwriter, record producer and musician in general. His popularity reached international level with the mega-popular song Upt...

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Performing Arts
Mark Applebaum
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When it comes to music, we all have our own opinion nowadays. We are all becoming singers, composers, writers, and so on. But the thing is, music is a personal experience. An...

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jimi hendrix death
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For years, the death of Jimi Hendrix remained a mystery. He is famously a part of the 27 club, which features famous musicians who died at the age of 27 years old. Other memb...

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irish dance championship
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Riverdance, the theatrical show that consists mostly of traditional Irish music and dance is the face of Irish music and culture.But Riverdance is also a way of life for some ...

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Music
Dr. dre
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Dr. Dre brought the sound of the inner city to the suburban part, and made millions in the process. Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dre, is one of the most succe...

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celebrity illuminati
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Strange deaths are part of life. We see them all the time, and the police has always have troubles clearing up the mysteries of deaths. But sometimes, deaths are result of a ...

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Music
samba
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For people in Brazil, samba is more than just music. Samba is a way of life, a culture, something as precious as faith. People outside of Brazil have hard time understanding ...

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illuminaty music industry
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What if we tell you that listening to a Rhianna song and watching her video is not as harmless as it might seem? Or an Eminem song? Or a Justin Bieber song?Some people believ...

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amy winehouse
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The girl behind the name, that was the idea of the documentary made by Asif Kapadia, a feature documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse, the British singer that died tragi...

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van halen
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As their rise to popularity grow, Van Halen were taking center stage on so many events, they became one of the first major rock acts at the time. Their most successful album ...

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snoop dog
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From a country jail, to the recording sensation, to an overnight sensation, Snoop Dogg really took the world by a storm. Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Snoop Dogg released his...

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Performing Arts
red hot chili peppers
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers literally came out of nowhere. Nowadays, the band is one of the most successful bends in music history.But for the Peppers, their music is much more ...

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spice girls
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Back in 1996, Spice Girls sang “I’m giving you everything, all that joy I can bring”. And for so many years, the five girls gave their fans everything they had, every b...

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The Music Instinct: Science and Song
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The Music Instinct: Science and Song give a noteworthy investigation into how and why the human creature and the entire recurring pattern of the universe is moved by the evident ...

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Johnny Cash: The Last Great American
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This is a BBC 4 documentary about the legendary singer Johnny Cash. It portrays, retrospectively, his life and work. The major contributors to this film are his long-time manager,...

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Sex Pistols - The Filth And The Fury
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The Filth and the Fury is the second film Julien Temple made about The Sex Pistols. His first exertion was The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, which was screened in British films on...

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It Might Get Loud
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It Might Get Loud is a 2008 American narrative film by movie producer Davis Guggenheim. It investigates the vocations and styles of noticeable rock musical performers Jimmy Page,...

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Heavy Metal in Baghdad
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This is a 2007 documentary that is produced by Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti. They are on a quest of locating the Iraqi a metal band called Acrassicauda in the midst of the Iraq ...

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War Dance
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War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary composed and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine. The producer is Susan MacLaury, a teacher at Kean University along with Albie Hec...

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The World Of Backup Singers
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A backing singer, or a backup singer, is the person providing the harmony, vocal wise, in coordination with the lead singer. There are cases when a backup singer performs a solo ...

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Fishbone
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This documentary is revolving around Fishbone, an American rock band, and their struggle against racial prejudice and the music industry. The band was formed in Los Angeles, Cali...

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Dave Grohl: The Sound City Studios
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This documentary, created in 2013 is directed and produced by the musician Dave Grohl. This is his first project of this kind. It is concerned with the Sound City Studios, a reco...

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Festival Express
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Festival Express is a documentary about the 1970s train tour across Canada, some of the biggest rock bands from America played during the tour like Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The...

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Robert Nesta Marley
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Start...

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The Story of Anvil
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Anvil is a heavy metal band from Canada, formed in 1978. The members of the band are Steve “Lips” Kudlow as the vocal and guitar player, Robb Reiner on drums and Chris Robertso...

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Pantera: The Journey
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Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. It was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Other members at ...

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Copyright and Culture
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This documentary is looking into the current state of copyright and culture. Learn about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other tec...

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Notorious B.I.G. vs Tupac Shakur
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This thrilling documentary is revolving around the deaths of the rival rap stars Tupac Amaru Shakur and Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace.Tupac Shakur was shot multiple time...

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When Albums Ruled the World
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Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape ...

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The Story of Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of 5 Grammy awards. She was successful a number of musical styles such as R&B and Jazz. Despite being a talented musicia...

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David Bowie - Sound and Vision
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A documentary, which takes you on a journey of Bowie's revolutionary career, struggle with his personal life and his achievements and successes. Features interviews with Bowie, Ima...

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Music
Take One – Swedish House Mafia
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A unique film charting the extremes, excesses, highs and lows of international DJ trio Swedish House Mafia2 years, 15 countries, 285 gigs… one unique film.TAKE ONE is a hedonist...

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The States of Exit
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This is the first in a series of DJBroadcast documentaries, produced by ‘Opslaan Als’.It zooms in on the Serbian Exit Festival, the people behind it and their continuing strugg...

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Texas Heritage Music Days
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The Texas Heritage Music Day celebrates a unique way of learning local history using songs & stories! Over 50 performers gather to share with teachers, students and the Hill Countr...

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Seeking Elvis
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American humorist Dave Barry said it best: “Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis”. In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, af...

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Scratch
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Wicky wicky wicky. We have all heard this sound effect if you have listened to music in the last 25 years. The scratching of a vinyl record is key to most all hip-hop songs. Scratc...

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Rise Up and Sing
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“Rise up and Sing – The Movie” documents the journey from classroom to recording studio for the middle school chorus students of New York’s PS 127.Singing a song written sp...

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Music and the Psychedelic Mind
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It's always been interesting to know how music is affecting us and how does it work. This documentary is exactly about this. Featuring Bear in Heaven, White Fence, Doldrums and Dae...

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