Before Music Dies

Jul 13, 2023 | Music, Social, Videos


Before the Music Dies is an eye-opening documentary about the current state of the popular music industry. Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, this captivating film includes interviews and performances from some of the most acclaimed artists in the industry, including Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis and ?uestlove.

From its initial release in November 2006, Before the Music Dies has become a beloved favorite among music fans due to its balanced examination of today’s rock scene. The Wall Street Journal praised it as “an insightful overview of popular music” while The New York Times noted that it adds “passion to the eternal debate about the industry.”

Rather than pursue traditional Hollywood distribution for this important film, filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen decided to make it available through a large-scale grassroots release with B-Side Entertainment. Since then, it has screened over 200 times in more than 130 North American markets and hundreds more events throughout the world are planned for later this year.

This powerful movie is essential viewing for any music fan—it not only sheds light on some of today’s pressing issues but also celebrates excellence in music production and performance. If you haven’t seen Before the Music Dies yet, check out its website for screening times near you or find information about owning your own copy! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain insight into today’s musical landscape—watch Before The Music Dies now!

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