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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Festival Express
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 Band and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. In the film, you will see the whole footage during the tour and the scenes aboard the train you will also see interviews from the present-day with numerous participants who attended the train tour.The festival was staged in three cities in Canada and was supposed to start at the 24th of June in Montreal but it was canceled by the city, continuing the trip to Toronto were the groups performed on the CNE Stadium with over 37,000 attendances that day. First of July the train arrived Winnipeg and the played on a stadium with the same name in front of 4,600 people, and when they left it they just wanted to finish this tour. At the McMahon Stadium in Calgary they performed the fourth and the fifth of July in front of a 20,000 people audience, the Vancouver concert was also canceled.The musicians decided to go with the train rather than flying by plane to each city, they charted a Canadian National Railways train.

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Robert Nesta Marley
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. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.This documentary gives you an insight into the life of Bob Marley, the social difficulties he had and the reason for which he was, at times, considered as an outcast. Follow his rise to success which would be finally crowned with the Order of Merit, which is the fourth highest honor conferred by the nation of Jamaica.

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The Story of Anvil
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 Robertson on bass and back vocals. Anvil influenced one of greatest metal bands of all time including Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, with their 15 studio albums over the years.This film will show you the whole process and creation of the band with their problems and achievements through their career. It begins with the Super Rock Festival in Japan 1984 and its headlining one of the most sold bands of all time the Scorpions, Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, they all managed to sell millions of records which Anvil failed to achieve. Their whole life they just tried to become of the bigger bands in the metal world, and they managed to make a name for themselves.This film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008 and it received numerous of positive critics, even The Times called it “possibly the greatest film yet made about rock and roll”. After the release of this movie the band received mass popularity giving them the opportunity to attend on several festivals and shows.

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Pantera: The Journey
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 the time were Terry Glaze and Tommy Bradford.The band soon replaces Bradford with Rex Brown. The vocals change when the band turns to heavier sound and Phil Anselmo joins in. The problems for the band begin in 1995 due to Anselmo`s drug problem. The definite breakup happened in 2003 and was initiated by the Abbot brothers. They form their new band called ‘Damageplan’, while Anselmo and Brown start working together on a new project; a band called ‘Down’.Follow the incredible story of one of the most popular metal bands ever to exist and witness it`s demise and the tragedy that followed.

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Copyright and Culture
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 technological advances. It is directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen and Henrik Moltke.In order for one to be able to grasp the idea of this documentary, the authors have explained the current legal situation concerning sampling, licensing and copyright.The documentary features interviews with a number of people with various perspectives on copyright, lawyers that worked on cases involving the violation of copyrights, producers, artists and some of the file sharing service providers.The main issue of the documentary itself is the process of creativity and is that process jeopardized with the use of the intellectual property of others in the making one`s own.The self imposing question is how to protect one`s rights when it comes to intellectual property? The authors are also looking into the matter of the recent shift towards user-generated content, mash-up music and video culture.

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Notorious B.I.G. vs Tupac Shakur
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 times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 7, 1996 and died six days later on September 13, 1996.The Notorious B.I.G. aka ‘Biggie Smalls’, was murdered in a similar drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997.What is the link between these tragic events? Writer Randall Sullivan and filmmaker Nick Broomfield are on the quest of uncovering the truth behind these two unsolved murders. Watch this documentary and see what is the connection between LAPD, Death Row Records and it`s owner Suge Knight. The new evidence that Sullivan and Broomfield have discovered will shed light on these crimes.

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When Albums Ruled the World
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 the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album. The LP allowed popular music become an art form – from the glorious artwork adorning gatefold sleeves, to the ideas and concepts that bound the songs together, to the unforgettable music itself.

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David Bowie - Sound and Vision
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, Iman his wife, his musical contemporaries including Iggy Pop, Moby and Trent Reznor. Exclusive footage of live performances of the showman's best and music and film to showcase 30 years of his career. Highlights Bowie's interests, passions and involvement with the arts. One not to be missed!

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Illuminati and Michael Jackson’s Death
Illuminati and Michael Jackson’s Death

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So is there a connection to Michael Jackson and his death from the infamous Illuminati? This brief documentary seeks to present Michael Jackson's stance and draws many parallels to symbolism associated with the Illuminati.Michael Jackson and his family maintain that he was none of these things but of course there are few in this world who know of Michael Jackson and who do not hold their own opinion…rightly or wrongly.The point in question is whether the Illuminati sought to disparage Jackson’s fame and influence because he blatantly flouted many of the Illuminati principles and did they as a group use their immense power to influence the general public?Jackson spoke repeatedly that he was going to be killed through a conspiracy of those would branded him with many labels including :FreakHomosexualChild molesterPeadophileWeirdoDrug userThere is talk of the Illuminati embedding satanic lyrics into Jackson’s songs and seeking every opportunity to discredit him….and he claims to have been infected with vitiligo by them.Did the Illuminati then orchestrate Michael Jackson’s death…murder him?Perhaps we will never know but this documentary does make one think…if only for a while.Wish to know more about the Illuminati? .. visit here http://www.documentarytube.com/the-illuminati And if you care to read something more in depth then visit this site http://www.henrymakow.com/was_michael_jackson_another_il.html"

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Take One – Swedish House Mafia
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 hedonistic rollercoaster that offers a glimpse into the work, play and lifestyle of Swedish House Mafia, the electronic group that have fast become one of the hottest names on the dance music scene.

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The States of Exit
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 struggle to organize a wide variety of events under difficult circumstances. Counter culture as a means of progress in society.Directed by Kevin Boitelle & Sander van Driel for ‘Opslaan Als’ Productions.Official website: djbroadcast.nl

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Texas Heritage Music Days
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 Country community. This documentary showcases the day’s activities.

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Seeking Elvis
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, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, the “King of Rock and Roll” lives on to profit, both for the owners of “Dead Elvis”, Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis’ former Chino Canyon home in Palm Springs, California, “Seeking Elvis” explores how Elvis, in many ways, is still alive. Elvis lives on today in both media, culture, commercial exploitation and general social expression. The fans still seeks Elvis, while others seek to profit…The Chino Canyon Presley estate in Palm Springs was the only home Elvis owned at his death other than Graceland. It is currently openfor tours for fans and provides a rare and unusual alternative glimpse into Elvis Presley’s last seven years of life at his part time home inCalifornia. It exists much to the dismay of Elvis Presley Enterprises and is not endorsed by EPE.

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Scratch
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. Scratch is a 2001 documentary chronicallying the lives of several famous “turntabalists” who subscribe to a sub-genre of hip hop called “turntabalism”. Several key DJs are interviewed such as DJ Qbert, DJ Shadow and the Beastie Boy’s Mix Master Mike.

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Rise Up and Sing
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 specifically for them, the students experience all the hard work, excitement, exhaustion, and joy that comes with recording in a professional studio.

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Music and the Psychedelic Mind
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 Daedelus.