The Way The Music Died
The modern music scene was created in 1969, at Woodstock. Half a million fans, dozens of artists, and the politics of the times came together as a big bang moment that eventually would generate billions of dollars. But over the last twenty years, MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation, Internet piracy, and greed have contributed to a perfect storm for the recording industry. PBS’ ‘Frontline’ examines how the business that has provided the soundtrack of the lives of a generation is on the verge of collapse. Watch a preview of the program that airs Thursday, May 27th, at 9 PM, and watch interview clips with Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, here.