201252 29th September 2013 12:55 AM
For anyone that didn't know 30 Seconds To Mar's award winning documentary
ARTIFACT has been out for quite some time now.
Artifact is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Jared Leto under the pseudonym of Bartholomew Cubbins.
The film is a documentary about the making of the 30 Seconds to Mars album This Is War and the band's battle against record label EMI.
Included in Artifact are several interviews, including one with neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, author of the popular science book This Is Your Brain On Music.
The film won the BlackBerry People's Choice Documentary Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
I just bought it this morning and watched it and I can't believe how good it is.
There are interviews with a number of industry figures that add extra insight into the dire state of the business, with artists like Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian helping to represent the artist's perspective outside of the focal band. Enlightening first-hand accounts from former Virgin/EMI executives also aid in giving a more well-rounded picture of how the litigation was handled from the label's end, as well as discussing the purchase of Virgin/EMI by a UK equity firm that further complicated the lawsuit.
Even if your not a huge fan of the band you will enjoy this film thanks to it's exposure of the music businesses inimical and destructive ways.
And it's ONLY $14.99!