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The Way The Music Died (#2214)

The modern music scene was created in 1969, at Woodstock. A half 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 20 years, MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation, Internet piracy and greed have contributed to a perfect storm for the recording industry. FRONTLINE examines how the business that has provided the soundtrack of the lives of a generation is on the verge of collapse. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
342 episodes
Average Episode Length
68 minutes
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Series Description: As PBS' premier public affairs series, FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.

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