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PBS Soundbreaking

“Music is a fundamental part of who we are.”

Produced in association with the late Sir George Martin (CLIP George Martin’s Legacy 3min35), the Soundbreaking series, an upcoming eight-episode PBS series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world, features over 150 artists, including Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt, RZA, Ringo Starr, Brian Eno, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters. All featured in behind-the-scenes stories in a powerful music-driven celebration. The series will debut in the US in November 2016, but the good news is that it already debuted on Saturday april 26th 22:05 on the Dutch public-service broadcaster NTR.

Watch the first 4 episodes through NTR on NPO PLUS below: 

8 episodes. 150+ interviews. #Soundbreaking is a must-watch for all music fans.

“SOUNDBREAKING gives viewers a backstage pass with full access to some of the most ground-breaking moments in recorded music” 

said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS.

Organized thematically, each episode of SOUNDBREAKING tells stories of pop music icons using their determination, ingenuity and guts to create works of art that have touched us all. Stories within the episodes include:

– George Martin and the Beatles’ groundbreaking work in the studio creates a new paradigm for pop music
– Phil Spector’s rise as the first ‘rock star producer’
– Paul Epworth’s collaboration with Adele on “Rolling in the Deep”
– Stevie Wonder embraces the synthesizer and makes a break with Motown
– Giorgio Moroder fuses R&B with electronica and the dance floor explodes
– The art of sampling gives rise to hip hop
– Michael Jackson and Madonna take the art of the music video to new heights
– Miles Davis and Marvin Gaye use the long-playing record for new kinds of expression

To learn more about SOUNDBREAKING, visit www.soundbreaking.com, and be a part of the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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