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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: The Berlin Wall And The Fall Of Communism

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS  |  October 1, 2017
After decades living under a repressive Communist regime, the people of East Germany could no longer stay trapped behind the brick wall that separated them from their ...

After decades living under a repressive Communist regime, the people of East Germany could no longer stay trapped behind the brick wall that separated them from their countrymen in the West - and so they tore that Wall down. Since the 1960s, West Berlin had been a cultural hotspot and a draw for artists like the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. But because rock music was considered politically dangerous to the Communist authorities, teenagers in the East had little access to it. This episode charts the course of the Cold War in Berlin through music, showing how it helped to sow the seeds of rebellion. After the Wall officially came down in 1989, a number of artists including Roger Waters of Pink Floyd put on concerts to celebrate. But it was a German band, the Scorpions, who came up with the true anthem of that moment in time, 'Wind of Change', which captured the bittersweet emotions behind such a dramatic moment in history.

Dreamgirls
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Dreamgirls

Masterpiece  |  June 25, 2017
The time is the 1960s, and soul singers Effie, Lorrell, and Deena are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true, as they are plucked from ...

The time is the 1960s, and soul singers Effie, Lorrell, and Deena are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true, as they are plucked from obscurity to become stars.

High Fidelity
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High Fidelity

Masterpiece  |  July 23, 2017
Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, on vinyl, with his two wacky clerks ...

Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, on vinyl, with his two wacky clerks - the hysterically funny rock snob Barry and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick. But Rob's business isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering - his needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how.

The Punk Singer
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The Punk Singer

ABC  |  September 26, 2017
Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a ...

Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

Wonders Are Many
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Wonders Are Many

ABC  |  August 8, 2010
Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of a grand opera about the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows composer John Adams and ...

Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of a grand opera about the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars over the course of a year as they work to forge the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer into a music drama like no other the strange and beautiful Doctor Atomic.

Artscape
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Artscape: Middle Of The World - Eddie Perfect

ABC  |  April 12, 2011
Follows comedian, actor, composer, performer and Helpmann Award winner, Eddie Perfect as he joins forces with internationally acclaimed musicians, the Brodsky Quartet, to ...

Follows comedian, actor, composer, performer and Helpmann Award winner, Eddie Perfect as he joins forces with internationally acclaimed musicians, the Brodsky Quartet, to create Songs from the Middle.

Lennon Naked
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Lennon Naked

ABC  |  December 5, 2010
Thirty years after the death of John Lennon, Christopher Eccleston stars as the enigmatic musician in a defining period of his life - a time of disillusion, self-destruction, ...

Thirty years after the death of John Lennon, Christopher Eccleston stars as the enigmatic musician in a defining period of his life - a time of disillusion, self-destruction, transformation and ultimately, hope. John Lennon is one of the most enduring figures in musical and cultural history. One quarter of 'The Fab Four', peace activist, visual artist and author, he was a man whose personal life was characterised by drama, intrigue and eventually, conspiracy.

I'm From Rolling Stone
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I'm From Rolling Stone: Time To Flip The Script

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  March 22, 2010
The good times roll when Colin and Pete win the assignment to cover Lollapalooza, where they interview and hang with the hottest names in music.

The good times roll when Colin and Pete win the assignment to cover Lollapalooza, where they interview and hang with the hottest names in music.

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen
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Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen: Picturing Punk

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  July 30, 2013
Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores ...

Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life as well as his iconic work.

Jimi: All Is By My Side
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Jimi: All Is By My Side

SBS VICELAND  |  May 6, 2017
Outkast's Andre 3000 stars in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix in the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. In 1966, ...

Outkast's Andre 3000 stars in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix in the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. In 1966, an unknown guitarist named James Hendrix leaves New York for London, changes his name to Jimi and begins to make his mark in the world of rock music. With his defining performance at Monterey Pop festival still a year away, Hendrix learns the tricks of the trade before eventually transforming into a triumphant icon of '60s counterculture.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: September 11th

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 10, 2017
Explore the music tied to some of the most iconic moments in history - from the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina - music ...

Explore the music tied to some of the most iconic moments in history - from the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina - music has played an integral part in celebrating, criticising, and amplifying seismic events in collective history. September 11, 2001, forever lives in infamy for New Yorkers and all Americans. Billy Joel's New York State of Mind and Sister Sledge's We Are Family took on heightened new meaning of camaraderie. But the tragedy that united the country quickly divided it. Country music took centre stage as the politically charged music of the moment - with patriotism in the case of Brooks and Dunn, or in a pro-war message in the case of Toby Keith. When the Dixie Chicks found themselves caught in the crossfire after upsetting their fan base, it became clear that the wounds of 9/11 weren't quick to heal.

Molly
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Molly

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Seven  |  February 14, 2016
Molly is now the power broker of pop - the most influential name in Australian music. Behind the scenes, Molly longs to be loved for who he really is in the midst of his ...

Molly is now the power broker of pop - the most influential name in Australian music. Behind the scenes, Molly longs to be loved for who he really is in the midst of his colourful life and friendships.

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen
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Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen: Still Focused

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  March 8, 2015
Bob Gruen captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark film, Grammy-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life as ...

Bob Gruen captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark film, Grammy-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life as well as his iconic work.

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen
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Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen: John, Yoko And Bob Too

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  July 23, 2013
Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts ...

Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life as well as his iconic work.

Black Music
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Black Music: An American (R)Evolution: Free At Last

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 19, 2011
The story of African American music and the civil rights movement. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Black musicians moved towards more aggressive sounds.

The story of African American music and the civil rights movement. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Black musicians moved towards more aggressive sounds.

Crazy Horse
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Crazy Horse

SBS  |  December 13, 2012
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colourful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary Parisian cabaret club, ...

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colourful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse - a legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Wiseman's impeccable eye reveals a uniquely French showcase, with an emphasis on elegance, perfectionism, and a gruelling schedule.

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen
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Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen: Shoot For The Stars

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 16, 2013
Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores ...

Bob Gruen has captured fifty years of music as the world's foremost rock 'n' roll photographer. In this landmark documentary, Grammy award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores Bob's life as well as his iconic work.

I'm From Rolling Stone
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I'm From Rolling Stone: I Am The Star And I Shine

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2  |  March 15, 2010
Krish gets jealous and angry when she is scooped by Tika, who lands the plum assignment to cover Jay-Z's arrival on the red carpet for the launch of 'Reasonable Doubt'. Krish ...

Krish gets jealous and angry when she is scooped by Tika, who lands the plum assignment to cover Jay-Z's arrival on the red carpet for the launch of 'Reasonable Doubt'. Krish copes by vocalising her personal mantra, "I am the star and I shine" and by writing it on post-it-notes.

I'm From Rolling Stone
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I'm From Rolling Stone: All Night Long

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC2  |  April 5, 2010
Peter comes up with an irresistible pitch on unlikely Rolling Stone subject - Lionel Ritchie. Peter has discovered that Ritchie is wildly popular in Iraq and throughout the ...

Peter comes up with an irresistible pitch on unlikely Rolling Stone subject - Lionel Ritchie. Peter has discovered that Ritchie is wildly popular in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Could he be the voice of peace? Peter lands a golden interview with him that gets published in the magazine.

Molly
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Molly

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Seven  |  February 7, 2016
A young Molly Meldrum helps launch unassuming TV music show Countdown. Despite his muddied presentation, it's an instant hit. Molly puts Australian music on the global stage - ...

A young Molly Meldrum helps launch unassuming TV music show Countdown. Despite his muddied presentation, it's an instant hit. Molly puts Australian music on the global stage - and his own star rises.

I'm From Rolling Stone
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I'm From Rolling Stone: Are You Experienced?

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  February 22, 2010
First assignments are a rude awakening when hip-hop princess Krish has to interview hip hop artist El-P, and Russell has to figure out how to secure interviews with Lupe ...

First assignments are a rude awakening when hip-hop princess Krish has to interview hip hop artist El-P, and Russell has to figure out how to secure interviews with Lupe Fiasco and Ghostface Killah.

Sing Street
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Sing Street

Premiere  |  August 16, 2017
This film tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in '80s Dublin, who must break free of a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, deal ...

This film tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in '80s Dublin, who must break free of a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother's antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher. Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some schoolmates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. But when he realises he can't save his family, he must make a family of his own.

I'm From Rolling Stone
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I'm From Rolling Stone: Rolling Stone Or Rolling Home

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2  |  April 19, 2010
The writers stress and guess as the 'Rolling Stone' execs debate, then choose one young journalist to award with the one-year contributing editor contract.

The writers stress and guess as the 'Rolling Stone' execs debate, then choose one young journalist to award with the one-year contributing editor contract.

You Only Live Twice
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You Only Live Twice

ABC  |  February 18, 2010
The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes ...

The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality inherent within this prodigiously talented and eccentric clan who've pursued their passions on the world stage.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call

STUDIO  |  August 18, 2014
Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that ...

Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that threatened their magical world, in a battle to remain open.

Fame
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Fame

TCM  |  March 7, 2015
Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. This Academy Award winning musical depicts the search for fame by a band of students who want you ...

Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. This Academy Award winning musical depicts the search for fame by a band of students who want you to remember their names.

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.

Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream
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Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream

ABC2  |  September 11, 2013
The 16-time Grammy award-winning singer, business woman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother offers a rare glimpse into the realities of the life of a superstar.

The 16-time Grammy award-winning singer, business woman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother offers a rare glimpse into the realities of the life of a superstar.

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
1:07:54

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
27:55

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
1:28:24

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
22:49

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
52:43

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.

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.

Great Australian Albums
51:59

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
59:15

Forever Young

SBS  |  January 4, 2011
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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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
51:58

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
1:41:29

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.

Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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