BIG MUSIC

  • Documentary

Digital music was supposed to destroy the record companies and put control in the hands of the artists and consumers, but Spotify, the big three record companies, and a handful of power players behind the scenes are determining the winners and losers - and changing the culture of music itself.

BIG MUSIC from CBC News Explore will explain how streaming services and the large record companies rose from the ashes to become the biggest winners and influencers in the industry, much to the detriment of most musicians.

The losers are the 99% of artists who aren't at Beyoncé's or Taylor Swift's level of fame - and they're fighting back to ensure they're fairly compensated and able to continue their craft on their terms.

Production

CBC News Explore

BIG MUSIC
CBC GEM
Begins streaming:

Friday, March 31

 

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