Monday, May 7, 2007

Before the Music Dies in Philadelphia tonight

Just a quick reminder that tonight (Monday, May 7), the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy is hosting a screening of the documentary Before the Music Dies. The movie tells the story of American music at a precarious moment when just a handful of companies dominate the radio waves and the retail racks. Filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen traveled the country, hoping to understand why mainstream music seems so packaged and repetitive, and whether corporations really had the power to silence musical innovation. Widely-praised and award-winning, the movie includes interview lots of musicians, industry folks and fans.

After the screening, FMC's Kristin Thomson will join in a panel discussion on the effects of radio consolidation, changes to the music industry and artist development with director Joel Rasmussen and Marcy Rauer Wagman, Director of Drexel University's Music Industry program.

Venue: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Doors: 6:00 PM
Movie: 6:30 PM
Panel: 8:00 PM

Admission is $10 for Grammy members and $15 for the general public. We hope to see you there!

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