PBS To Release Eight-Episode Music Exploration Series


SOUNDBREAKING: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music, an eight-episode PBS series that explores the impact of recorded music on the modern world, will make its U.S. broadcast debut weekdays on PBS from Nov. 14-23, 2016.

The series features more than 150 exclusive and original interviews with such luminaries as Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Don Was, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Barry Gibb, Elton John, B.B. King, Dave Stewart, Lindsey Buckingham, Steven Van Zandt, Rick Rubin and many more.

SOUNDBREAKING was the last project produced by Sir George Martin, who passed on March 8. The series will offer rare archival studio footage from the invention of the microphone to digital streaming.

“Music is the only common thread and universal language that binds us together regardless of race, nationality, age or income. And recorded music is how we experience it and what makes it accessible,” Martin said of the project prior to his passing. “SOUNDBREAKING afforded me the opportunity to tell the story of the creative process of so many of the artists I have worked with throughout my life.”

The television series is the centerpiece of a multi-platform interactive project, including a website and companion book in partnership with PBS, The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.

Each episode will be made available for next-day digital purchase following its broadcast via multiple platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video. The series will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, November 29.

To learn more, visit soundbreaking.com.


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