We all know that the music industry has been changing for a number of years now, and the question of Who Killed (or Saved!) the Music Industry? has been debated endlessly. It’s very fitting then, that this is the title of a newly proposed documentary from musicians Adam Russell (Story of the Year, D.R.U.G.S.) and Ryan Phillips (Story of the Year, Greek Fire) who recently have started a Kickstarter campaign. This campaign is to fund this film that will explore the evolution of the music business over the last decade with involvement from producers, managers, musicians and labels themselves, amongst others.
Already in progress, Russell and Phillips haven’t been waiting around. They have already interviewed members from artists such as All Time Low, Deftones, The Used, Yellowcard, P.O.D., Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash), Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, Four Year Strong, Anti-Flag and Dead Sara to name a few and are expected to interview many more in the coming months.
“This is a project that we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says Russell. “It’s a story that has yet to be told from this perspective.”
The film is about the creative and passionate people on stage and behind the scenes, and will demonstrate a different side of the music industry. This is not about corporations or the faceless entities that represent parts of the music industry.
In relation to this Kickstart campaign for this film, Russel also said:
“This is a film that we believe is relevant not only to music fans, but also to art, culture, and society in general. We are not asking for donations, and this is not a charity. We are looking for micro investment in a project that will have cultural impact. With your contributions not only are you supporting the arts and two passionate and creative individuals, you will also get some pretty awesome rewards and prizes; not to mention the satisfaction of being part of something rad.”
You can visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/futuremachine/who-killed-or-saved-the-music-industry now to pledge funds for the completion of “Who Killed (or Saved!) the Music Industry?”. Supporters will have the choice of a variety of pledge packages ranging from digital copies and posters to live web chats, private screenings and more.