AMI-tv – Episode 1: The Recording Artist

Friday, March 10

Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit. A profile on the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers; featuring George Martin, Sam Phillips, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre and more. Tune in Friday, March 10. Check local listings here for time.

ARTE – Episodes 5 & 6

Friday, February 24

Catch the final two episodes of Soundbreaking on Friday, February 24 at 22H25 on Arte. Head here for more details.

Canvas – Episode 8: Sound and Vision

Friday, February 24

Chronicling the era in which MTV forged an indelible and inextricable link between recorded music and the newly emergent music video, Sound and Vision considers what it means to see music as well as hear it. Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, Sound and Vision tells the story of how a one-time… Read More

Great Moments from Soundbreaking

Thursday, December 8

Get an all-access pass to the seminal moments in recorded music with this compilation special with Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Daltrey, Quincy Jones, Ringo Starr, Niles Rogers and more. Tune in to you local PBS station. Check local listings.

PBS – Epsiode Eight: I Am My Music

Wednesday, November 23

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. From vinyl, cassette tape, CD, and MP3, each generation has had a piece of musical media to call its own– a way of listening that determines not… Read More

PBS – Episode Seven: Sound and Vision

Tuesday, November 22

Chronicling the era in which MTV forged an indelible and inextricable link between recorded music and the newly emergent music video, Sound and Vision considers what it means to see music as well as hear it. Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, Sound and Vision tells the story of how a one-time… Read More

PBS – Episode Six: The World is Yours

Monday, November 21

The sixth episode of Soundbreaking looks at a musical revolution that was not only inspired by recording but born from its history: the art of sampling––a kind of musical equivalent of Adam’s rib.  Beginning with the pioneers of hip hop (Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Rick Rubin), the episode tracks the way in which the practice… Read More

PBS – Episode Five: Four on the Floor

Friday, November 18

If the vocal track is the heart of a song, the rhythm track––the beat––is its body. It is the sonic element that taps into the most primal part of us and makes us want to move. Four on The Floor breaks the beat down, and examines the endless experimentation that has taken place at its… Read More

PBS – Episode Four: Going Electric

Thursday, November 17

PBS Tells the story of the most elemental force in recording–-electricity––and the musical revolution it sparked. Highlighting the way in which electricity has been harnessed and channeled to create new and never-before-heard sounds, Going Electric traces both the chain reaction unleashed by the invention of the electric guitar and the evolution of synthesized music. From… Read More

PBS – Episode Three: The Human Instrument

Wednesday, November 16

PBS 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. 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… Read More

PBS – Episode Two: Painting with Sound

Tuesday, November 15

PBS “Painting with Sound” chronicles a watershed event in the history of music: the moment when the recording studio itself effectively became an instrument and gave rise to sounds that could never be reproduced live. Beginning with the advent of magnetic tape and multi-tracking technology, episode 2 charts the evolution of multi-track recording, and reveals… Read More

PBS – Episode One: The Recording Artist

Monday, November 14

Soundbreaking begins where a recording does––at the intersection of inspiration and execution. There stands the enigmatic figure of the record producer, the person charged with the critical task of both realizing an artist’s vision and capturing it for posterity. Profiling some of the most accomplished and revered producers in the recording industry, Episode One offers… Read More

NYC Premiere – DOC NYC

Sunday, November 13

Showtimes: Sun Nov 13, 2016  |  SVA Theatre Expected to Attend: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff, subject Giles Martin NYC PREMIERE Produced in association with The Beatles’ legendary producer, the late Sir George Martin, this upcoming PBS series ably takes on the daunting challenge of chronicling the history of music recording and producing. Organized thematically, each… Read More

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GRAMMY MUSEUM® EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES – New York, NY

Saturday, November 12

Grammy U Members Only The GRAMMY Museum® Invites you to: SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, Educational Conferences presented by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live Program: The GRAMMY Museum and Higher Ground will collaborate to produce three educational conferences with themes taken from the eight-part PBS series SOUNDBREAKING: Stories from the… Read More

The New School Auditorium (A106), New York, NY 10011, 12:00am

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 9

Soundbreaking Documentary Screening November 9, 2016 7:00 PM Location: Ballroom This is a ticketed event. Click here for tickets. The National Press Club will screen two parts of Soundbreaking: Stores from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, on Wed., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the club’s ballroom. The series explores the impact of recorded… Read More

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Los Angeles Premiere – Grammy Museum®

Friday, November 4

FOR HEADLINER MEMBERS AND ABOVE SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC The GRAMMY Museum would like to invite you to take a deeper look into the process of recorded music and hear about the history of music from those who lived it. This free event will include a screening of two episodes… Read More

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Robinson Film Center – Screening

Thursday, October 20

Champagne Reception at 6:30, Screening at 7:30 October 20 Presented by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting A new music series is coming to PBS this fall, and Friends of LPB wants you to be the first to see it! We’ll screen the first episode featuring George Martin and his work with The Beatles at Abbey… Read More

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THE BELCOURT THEATRE – Screening

Tuesday, October 18

Rental Screening: SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC Presented by Nashville Public Television | Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:00pm Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 7:00 PM 1966 Hall Join NPT for a special presentation of SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC at the Belcourt Theatre. We will screen the first two episodes of the upcoming eight-episode… Read More

THE BELCOURT THEATRE, Nashville TN 37212, 12:00am

GRAMMY Museum® Educational Conferences – Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, October 1

Grammy U Members Only The GRAMMY Museum® Invites you to: SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, Educational Conferences presented by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live Program: The GRAMMY Museum and Higher Ground will collaborate to produce three educational conferences with themes taken from the eight-part PBS series SOUNDBREAKING: Stories from the… Read More

Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 12:00am

UK – Episode Eight: I Am My Music

Tuesday, August 9

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. From vinyl, cassette tape, CD, and MP3, each generation has had a piece of musical media to call its own– a way of listening that determines not… Read More