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HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: Trash

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  July 10, 2014
In this week's episode, host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community bring you trashy music, trashy stories and an interview with the 'Pope of Trash', filmmaker John ...

In this week's episode, host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community bring you trashy music, trashy stories and an interview with the 'Pope of Trash', filmmaker John Waters.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: The Other Side

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2  |  July 24, 2014
In this episode all about 'The Other Side' Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community show us the other side of arguments, relationships, celebrity and death. It ...

In this episode all about 'The Other Side' Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord community show us the other side of arguments, relationships, celebrity and death. It features the macabre song about death called Adieu and a short film about the many sides of a story.

The Commitments
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The Commitments

SBS  |  May 21, 2016
The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the World's Hardest Working Band, The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the World's Hardest Working Band, The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Meet The Mavericks
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Meet The Mavericks: Eddie Perfect and Maxine Beneba-Clarke

ABC  |  July 11, 2017
Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. In this episode we meet singer, composer and actor Eddie Perfect, and award-winning poet, ...

Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. In this episode we meet singer, composer and actor Eddie Perfect, and award-winning poet, spoken word artist and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke.

The Graham Norton Show
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The Graham Norton Show

Season 20  |  Episode 21  |  Ten  |  April 12, 2017
Graham Norton showcases his wickedly cheeky sense of humour in this fast-paced interview show with Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire ...

Graham Norton showcases his wickedly cheeky sense of humour in this fast-paced interview show with Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and Tinie Tempah.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: The Number One

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  June 26, 2014
HITRECORD on TV is a re-imagination of the variety show from director/creator/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who turns the spotlight on the countless artists from his global ...

HITRECORD on TV is a re-imagination of the variety show from director/creator/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who turns the spotlight on the countless artists from his global open-source online community - hitRECord - to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation and more! Each episode focuses on a different theme as Joe invites and encourages anybody with an Internet connection to join him and contribute.

War Oratorio
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War Oratorio

ABC  |  November 7, 2010
This is a feature-length music film and artistic statement on the globalisation of warfare in the 21st century. Shot in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Uganda, it uses the powerful ...

This is a feature-length music film and artistic statement on the globalisation of warfare in the 21st century. Shot in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Uganda, it uses the powerful juxtaposition of documentary and music to explore warfare in the 21st century.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards
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The 70th Annual Tony Awards

FOXTEL Arts  |  June 15, 2016
Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in ...

Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The awards ceremony will include musical performances and celebrity presenters.

Phantom of the Paradise
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Phantom of the Paradise

SBS2  |  May 18, 2016
Brian de Palma's insightful sature on the 1970s rock world. Swan is a powerful and mysterious impresario who both steals a rock cantata from Winslow Leach and frames him for a ...

Brian de Palma's insightful sature on the 1970s rock world. Swan is a powerful and mysterious impresario who both steals a rock cantata from Winslow Leach and frames him for a crime he didn't commit. Now with a desire for vengeance, Winslow plots revenge and haunts the Paradise, Swan's lavish new rock club.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: Games

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  July 31, 2014
In this episode competition abounds in HITRECORD ON TV's episode that is all about 'Games'.

In this episode competition abounds in HITRECORD ON TV's episode that is all about 'Games'.

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie And Tupac Murders
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Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie And Tupac Murders

SBS2  |  March 31, 2016
Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime - the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - have been the subject of ...

Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime - the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation, and a web of conspiracy theories and dark secrets. Featuring interviews with lead detective Greg Kading, witnesses, and information sourced from hundreds of police case files and taped confessions never before shown on film.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: Money

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC2  |  August 7, 2014
Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns the spotlight on the countless artists from his global open- source online community to create a variety show filled with short films, live ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns the spotlight on the countless artists from his global open- source online community to create a variety show filled with short films, live performances, music and more...

Downloaded
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Downloaded

SBS2  |  July 17, 2014
Fans loved it, Metallica and Dr Dre vowed to destroy it, and after three years plundering the catalogues of the music behemoths, Napster was bankrupt. But the story of the ...

Fans loved it, Metallica and Dr Dre vowed to destroy it, and after three years plundering the catalogues of the music behemoths, Napster was bankrupt. But the story of the toll it took can only be told now. Napster's rocketing rise to global fame and its spectacular crash in the largest corporate lawsuit in history is chronicled in this insightful and fascinating documentary. Featuring past and present interviews with Fanning and Parker, as well as musicians Noel Gallagher, Henry Rollins, Beastie Boy Mike D and more, we reflect on the media circus surrounding music piracy's bloody birth.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: Fantasy

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  July 3, 2014
What better way to kick off HITRECORD ON TV's episode on 'fantasy' than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful ...

What better way to kick off HITRECORD ON TV's episode on 'fantasy' than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week's fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, 'Beauty and the Beast'.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax
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The Great Hip Hop Hoax

ABC2 Kids  |  April 9, 2017
US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about ...

US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about faking it in the desperate pursuit of fame.

London: The Modern Babylon
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London: The Modern Babylon

ABC  |  July 12, 2015
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how ...

From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.

The Harder They Come
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The Harder They Come

SBS2  |  May 11, 2016
Ivanhoe is a poor Jamaican man who lands a job as a reggae singer. Upon the verge of a hit record, he discovers the only way he can get a hit record is by signing away the ...

Ivanhoe is a poor Jamaican man who lands a job as a reggae singer. Upon the verge of a hit record, he discovers the only way he can get a hit record is by signing away the rights and he turns to a life of crime and violence.

HitRecord on TV
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HitRecord on TV: Space

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC2  |  July 17, 2014
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduces HITRECORD On TV's episode SPACE with an animated short film about a boy who can fly above it all, and features a visit to SpaceX, a ...

Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduces HITRECORD On TV's episode SPACE with an animated short film about a boy who can fly above it all, and features a visit to SpaceX, a transportation company that's trying to send humans to Mars.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: Hurricane Katrina

Episode 4  |  SBS  |  September 10, 2017
Hurricane Katrina triggered the worst urban disaster in modern US history, threatening to wash away the birthplace of some of America's most influential music. The inadequate ...

Hurricane Katrina triggered the worst urban disaster in modern US history, threatening to wash away the birthplace of some of America's most influential music. The inadequate relief laid bare the deep racial and social divisions that had troubled New Orleans long before the storm. International artists such as U2, Kanye West, Green Day and Mary J Blige joined local musicians like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in benefit concerts and musical collaborations to help the city get back on its feet and ensure that its rich traditions would survive.

Making The Monkees
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Making The Monkees

Arts  |  May 28, 2017
In 1967, four unknown actors in a kids' TV show became the biggest pop band in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees. With ...

In 1967, four unknown actors in a kids' TV show became the biggest pop band in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees. With their anarchic TV show and contagious pop songs they attracted a cult following that survives to this day. The Monkees were no ordinary band: they are credited as being the industry's first manufactured pop group. Behind the sugary smiles and bubblegum pop songs lay a cut-throat business enterprise fuelled by money, ego and the ambition of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. A business enterprise that, ultimately, was to end in tears. This program charts the rise and fall of this unlikely pop group, telling the inside story of four young men who were hand-picked to become overnight superstars, melting the hearts of teenyboppers around the globe and earning their creators huge record sales.

Colin Hay: Waiting For My Real Life
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Colin Hay: Waiting For My Real Life

SBS  |  February 12, 2017
An intimate look at the life of singer-songwriter Colin Hay, from his meteoric success as the front man of Men at Work, to the ensuing oblivion of obscurity and drug ...

An intimate look at the life of singer-songwriter Colin Hay, from his meteoric success as the front man of Men at Work, to the ensuing oblivion of obscurity and drug addiction, and his eventual rebirth as a solo artist and country singer. The documentary retraces Hay's life, from his Scottish childhood to his Los Angeles solo acts, and paints a powerful story of an artist forced to redefine himself, in the wake of soul crushing fame.

Woodstock: The Festival
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Woodstock: The Festival

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 20, 2015
On August 15 1969, 500,000 music lovers descended on a rural community in upstate New York for three days of love, peace, respect, drugs, mind expansion and the largest rock ...

On August 15 1969, 500,000 music lovers descended on a rural community in upstate New York for three days of love, peace, respect, drugs, mind expansion and the largest rock concert ever staged. This three-part series, directed by legendary music documentary director D.A. Pennebaker, is the definitive celebration of the event. This episode features performances by Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.

Favela Rising
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Favela Rising

SBS2  |  July 8, 2014
Tells the story of a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, ...

Tells the story of a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sa is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro's most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.

Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power Live
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Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power Live

SBS  |  June 11, 2015
A sweaty, energetic, stage dive into one of rock 'n' roll's most dynamic performances - Raw Power Live 'In The Hands Of The Fans', captures Iggy & The Stooges in top form, ...

A sweaty, energetic, stage dive into one of rock 'n' roll's most dynamic performances - Raw Power Live 'In The Hands Of The Fans', captures Iggy & The Stooges in top form, doing what they do best - playing loud and delivering to the crowd. Through an online contest, six fans were selected to film Iggy & the Stooges' legendary reunion as the band performed their seminal album "Raw Power" to a stunned crowd at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: The Soul of a Man

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  NITV  |  June 14, 2015
Film director Wim Wenders explores the lives of his favourite blues artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir - in a film that is part history and part ...

Film director Wim Wenders explores the lives of his favourite blues artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir - in a film that is part history and part personal pilgrimage.

Woodstock: The Festival
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Woodstock: The Festival

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  November 27, 2015
This episode features performances by Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. This final episode features performances by Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Jimi ...

This episode features performances by Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. This final episode features performances by Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Jimi Hendrix.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: I Am My Music

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  Nine  |  June 27, 2016
Shifts the focus away from the creation of music to the experience of listening to it, and to the formats that have shaped and ultimately defined that experience.

Shifts the focus away from the creation of music to the experience of listening to it, and to the formats that have shaped and ultimately defined that experience.

Genesis: Sum Of The Parts
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Genesis: Sum Of The Parts

SBS  |  October 4, 2015
The official authorised documentary chronicling one of the most successful British bands in rock history that reunites members Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve ...

The official authorised documentary chronicling one of the most successful British bands in rock history that reunites members Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford for the first time since 1975 to tell their tale from first beginnings, to career highs and lows, with unseen archive material and rare performance footage from across their entire career.

Rebel Music
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Rebel Music: Egypt

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  February 23, 2016
There was blood on the streets during Egypt's Arab Spring as furious citizens raged against Hosni Mubarak's oppressive regime. Since then, civil rights have continued to ...

There was blood on the streets during Egypt's Arab Spring as furious citizens raged against Hosni Mubarak's oppressive regime. Since then, civil rights have continued to deteriorate, and a second revolution was sparked to oust the Morsi regime. Rebel Music Egypt was on the ground in the midst of this conflict and in the aftermath of the protests in June 2013, documenting the stories of a few courageous young people working to revolutionise mindsets that have tainted their nation.

Soul Power
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Soul Power

ABC  |  February 1, 2015
A verite documentary about legendary music festival (dubbed Zaire 74), and the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, ...

A verite documentary about legendary music festival (dubbed Zaire 74), and the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, among a host of others.

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Fatboy Slim

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  September 22, 2015
Annie Mac spends time with the original Superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook. Annie discovers Norman's love for football and all things Brazil as the "unofficial ...

Annie Mac spends time with the original Superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook. Annie discovers Norman's love for football and all things Brazil as the "unofficial ambassador" for the 2014 World Cup Brazil. Annie rewinds it back in Norman's spiritual home Brighton and attends a Fatboy Slim headline show to find out why he's still a Superstar DJ.

London Calling
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London Calling: Every Picture Tells A Story

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  November 11, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. From the fashionable androgyny of David Bowie to the ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. From the fashionable androgyny of David Bowie to the psychedelic imagery of Pink Floyd, this episode explores the role of photography in pop music.

Metal
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Metal

ABC2  |  October 20, 2010
Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist. He's also a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his eye a little closer to home and embarks on an ...

Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist. He's also a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his eye a little closer to home and embarks on an epic journey into the heart of heavy metal.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Murder Ballads - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 26, 2011
Nick Cave is Australia's pre-eminent lyricist. The group the Bad Seeds was formed in the early 1980s in Europe around the core team of Cave and his musical director Mick ...

Nick Cave is Australia's pre-eminent lyricist. The group the Bad Seeds was formed in the early 1980s in Europe around the core team of Cave and his musical director Mick Harvey. The make-up of the group has gradually evolved over time. This evolution of band members has been a constant dynamic in Cave's musical career.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Progressive Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC2  |  October 16, 2012
Many rock academics have proclaimed that the truly progressive musicianship of the last 20 years has been found in heavy metal. Progressive metal is a genre that has exploded ...

Many rock academics have proclaimed that the truly progressive musicianship of the last 20 years has been found in heavy metal. Progressive metal is a genre that has exploded with creativity, spawning genre-defying acts.

Noisey
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Noisey: YG And The Therapist

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  SBS VICELAND  |  January 17, 2017
Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. On the eve of his new record dropping, Noisey filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.

Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. On the eve of his new record dropping, Noisey filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.

The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain
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The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 5, 2017
On April 1st 1994 Kurt Cobain jumped over the wall of the drug rehabilitation centre he was staying at in LA. On April 8th an electrician discovered his body at his home in ...

On April 1st 1994 Kurt Cobain jumped over the wall of the drug rehabilitation centre he was staying at in LA. On April 8th an electrician discovered his body at his home in Seattle. During those seven days Kurt was officially listed as a missing person. This documentary speaks to some of the people who saw or met up with him in that last week. The woman who watched him lick his plate clean, and fail to sign a cheque, in his local restaurant; Duff Mckagan, former bass player of Guns n Roses, who sat next to him on the plane back to Seattle; his drug counselor from rehab. There are also those who claim to have seen him in those last few days, to have touched the hem of his cloth. And there is Brant, who saw him in a dream the night before he died. It is a film about the generation of a myth. Of the deification of Cobain and the eerie silence that fell over Seattle in the days following his death, when his ghost wandered the city.

The Making Of 'I Was Only 19'
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The Making Of 'I Was Only 19'

ABC2  |  April 18, 2010
In mid-January 2006 The Herd, an independent Australian hip-hop group approached Broken Yellow, a small Sydney-based production company, to start work on the music video for I ...

In mid-January 2006 The Herd, an independent Australian hip-hop group approached Broken Yellow, a small Sydney-based production company, to start work on the music video for I Was Only 19. The song is a cover of the Redgum version which was a Vietnam War anthem. The music video is set in the Vietnam jungle and attempts to illustrate the daily struggles of a Vietnam veteran in the aftermath of the war. The music video forms a moving tribute not only to the song but also to the Vietnam veterans and their message.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Rude Songs, Vaudeville

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  OVATION  |  October 30, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode six explores Tin Pan Alley and features Bing Crosby, Al Johnson and Gershwin.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Grunge

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC2  |  September 18, 2012
This episode explores grunge, a.k.a. the Seattle Sound, from a decidedly fresher approach, inspiring two fundamental questions: 'Why did grunge polarise the metal community?' ...

This episode explores grunge, a.k.a. the Seattle Sound, from a decidedly fresher approach, inspiring two fundamental questions: 'Why did grunge polarise the metal community?' and 'What are the true roots of grunge?'

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Born Sandy Devotional - The Triffids

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 15, 2011
The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is ...

The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is the basis of their legacy.

Forever Young
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Forever Young

SBS  |  January 4, 2011
In Shillong, in north-eastern India, a band has been playing a concert every year on May 24 to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday. The founder of the band is Lou Majow, a local ...

In Shillong, in north-eastern India, a band has been playing a concert every year on May 24 to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday. The founder of the band is Lou Majow, a local singer and guitar player.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Woodface - Crowded House

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 8, 2011
A documentary series that takes you behind the scenes in the creation of four masterpiece albums. Tonight, it looks at Woodface by Crowded House.

A documentary series that takes you behind the scenes in the creation of four masterpiece albums. Tonight, it looks at Woodface by Crowded House.

Blur: No Distance Left To Run
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Blur: No Distance Left To Run

ABC2  |  December 10, 2010
As one of the top UK bands of the 1990s, Blur were a pioneering force behind the Britpop movement and are widely hailed as one of the most influential bands of the era. Get ...

As one of the top UK bands of the 1990s, Blur were a pioneering force behind the Britpop movement and are widely hailed as one of the most influential bands of the era. Get the inside story on the band during the documentary Blur: No Distance Left To Run.

Stones In Exile
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Stones In Exile

ABC  |  May 20, 2010
An amazing film which captures the creation of the Rolling Stone's classic rock album...and the drink, drugs and scandal that went with it.

An amazing film which captures the creation of the Rolling Stone's classic rock album...and the drink, drugs and scandal that went with it.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: The World Is Waiting For - British Indie

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  February 18, 2010
In the 1980s, seminal British indie group The Smiths were cult stars for British teenagers seeking the sound of electric guitars in an era awash with synthesised pop, but the ...

In the 1980s, seminal British indie group The Smiths were cult stars for British teenagers seeking the sound of electric guitars in an era awash with synthesised pop, but the generation they inspired would not be content with underground success, and in the form of Oasis, brought UK indie rock crashing into the mainstream.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Quentin Tarantino And Fiona Apple

ABC  |  November 29, 2009
Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album ...

Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album 'Tidal' and the Grammy Award-winning 'Criminal'.

A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
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A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

FOXTEL Arts  |  October 8, 2016
MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and ...

MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. In February 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. This recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favourites.

David Bowie: The Last Five Years
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David Bowie: The Last Five Years

ABC  |  March 19, 2017
This documentary is produced and directed by Francis Whately and will focus on three major projects of Bowie's last five years including unseen footage and unreleased audio ...

This documentary is produced and directed by Francis Whately and will focus on three major projects of Bowie's last five years including unseen footage and unreleased audio interviews.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Robbie Williams

ABC2 / KIDS  |  September 16, 2017
Broadcaster Robert Elms and director Vaughan Arnell discuss Robbie Williams' exciting videos including Something Stupid (with Nicole Kidman), Millennium, She's the One and Supreme.

Broadcaster Robert Elms and director Vaughan Arnell discuss Robbie Williams' exciting videos including Something Stupid (with Nicole Kidman), Millennium, She's the One and Supreme.

Noisey
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Noisey: Atlanta With Migos, Killer Mike

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS VICELAND  |  February 21, 2017
A second season, showcasing a first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music scenes. In the hip-hop capital of the world, Young ...

A second season, showcasing a first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music scenes. In the hip-hop capital of the world, Young Thug, Killer Mike, Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty and more explore the evolution of trap music, from drug houses to the top 40.

Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey
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Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey

FOXTEL Arts  |  December 5, 2016
During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown ...

During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown for the first time and exclusive interviews, we seek to examine the motivations of the man, to provide an in-sight into his relationships and the development of his musical excellence through the people that knew and worked with him.

20 Feet from Stardom
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20 Feet from Stardom

ABC  |  December 25, 2016
This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends ...

This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Romanticism: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  January 30, 2017
Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic ...

Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic music are explained in this episode. Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Kollo, Anna Netrebko, Julia Fischer and many more.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: The Boomtown Rats - Bob Geldof

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 1, 2017
Bob Geldof discusses The Boomtown Rat's most innovative music videos, including I Don't Like Mondays and A Rat Trap.

Bob Geldof discusses The Boomtown Rat's most innovative music videos, including I Don't Like Mondays and A Rat Trap.

Soundbreaking
47:11

Soundbreaking: The Human Instrument

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Nine  |  May 9, 2016
Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments - the human voice - the third episode of Soundbreaking surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. At ...

Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments - the human voice - the third episode of Soundbreaking surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. At once the most fundamental component of a song and the most challenging to capture, the vocal track is the product of a complex collaboration between performer, producer, and sound engineer - a titrate of artistic commitment, compelling concept, and technical wizardry that, at its best, turns a lyric into the soul of the song. Featuring rare studio footage of some the world's most renowned vocalists - from blues divas to suave crooners to rock star screamers - the show considers the gamut of tricks and techniques that can both enhance and alter the human voice, and explores the ineffable emotional quality that makes a vocal track truly great.

Video Killed the Radio Star
25:22

Video Killed the Radio Star: Guns 'n' Roses

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  February 17, 2018
This absorbing collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest rock stars sees them recall all the experiences they had when they made their first music videos.

This absorbing collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest rock stars sees them recall all the experiences they had when they made their first music videos.

Eurovisions
52:25

Eurovisions

SBS  |  May 13, 2018
The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or ...

The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.

Soundbreaking
49:30

Soundbreaking: Four On The Floor

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Nine  |  June 13, 2016
If the vocal track is the heart of a song, the rhythm track--the beat--is its body. It is the sonic element that taps into the most primal part of us and makes us want to ...

If the vocal track is the heart of a song, the rhythm track--the beat--is its body. It is the sonic element that taps into the most primal part of us and makes us want to move. The Rhythm Track breaks the beat down, and examines the endless experimentation that has taken place in its core, the very bedrock of all music. Charting the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beatbox and beyond--from Little Richard and James Brown to disco and EDM--Episode Five listens in on the ongoing dialogue between dance floor and recording studio, and captures the ever-evolving process of building an irresistible beat.

Soundbreaking
49:19

Soundbreaking: Painting With Sound

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Nine  |  May 23, 2016
This episode in our series chronicles a watershed event in the history of music: the moment when the recording studio itself effectively became an instrument and gave rise to ...

This episode in our series chronicles a watershed event in the history of music: the moment when the recording studio itself effectively became an instrument and gave rise to sounds that could never be reproduced live. Beginning with the advent of magnetic tape and multi-tracking technology, and charting its evolution from the four or eight tracks used by The Beatles and The Beach Boys, to the sixteen- and twenty-four track productions created by Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, to the digital innovations that today fuel the work of artists such as Beck, Bon Iver, and Radiohead, Painting with Sound traces the birth and development of a new art form--one wholly distinct from what throughout all prior human history had been meant and understood by the word "music."

Soundbreaking
49:59

Soundbreaking: Sound and Vision

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Nine  |  June 6, 2016
Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, this series tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and ...

Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, this series tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and illuminates the music video's role in the popular music of today.This episode proceeds from the once-preposterous notion that music is a visual art form. Chronicling the era in which MTV forged an indelible and inextricable link between recorded music and the newly emergent music video, Sound and Vision considers what it means to see music as well as hear it. Offering unprecedented exposure to artists with a knack for the form-- Michael Jackson, Madonna, Billy Idol, the Eurythmics--MTV turned singles into smash hits and musical performers into international celebrities. It also created new expectations of musical entertainment and imposed new burdens on recording artists. Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, Episode Seven tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and illuminates the music video's role in the popular music of today.

Cadillac Records
1:43:31

Cadillac Records

Nine  |  May 6, 2016
The sounds of 1950s Chicago spring to life in this musical drama based on the true story of Leonard Chess, a bar owner turned record mogul who signs a lineup of future legends ...

The sounds of 1950s Chicago spring to life in this musical drama based on the true story of Leonard Chess, a bar owner turned record mogul who signs a lineup of future legends to his fledgling label, Chess Records.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Modernism: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  March 30, 2016
The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of ...

The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of modernity. Visual artists also established impressionism and expressionism to new aesthetic parameters. Featuring Renee Fleming, Jamie Cullum, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and many more.

Soundbreaking
49:52

Soundbreaking: The Recording Artist

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Nine  |  May 16, 2016
Soundbreaking begins where a recording does--at the intersection of inspiration and execution. There stands the enigmatic figure of the record producer, the person charged ...

Soundbreaking begins where a recording does--at the intersection of inspiration and execution. There stands the enigmatic figure of the record producer, the person charged with the critical task of both realizing an artist's vision and capturing it for posterity. Profiling some of the most accomplished and revered producers in the recording industry, Episode One offers a study in contrasting styles and approaches: between the inspired guidance of George Martin in his work with The Beatles and Phil Spector's dictatorial insistence on his signature sound; between the gentle coaxing with which Rick Rubin brought Johnny Cash back to greatness, and the fierce creative independence of artist-producers such as Joni Mitchell and Sly Stone. In the process, The Recording Artist underscores the way in which any music recording is the product of a delicate and infinitely variable balance between man and machine.

It is necessary that students are able to develop aural skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music including dynamic, pitch and rhythm.
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