Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording––and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.

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Sound and Vision

Episode 1x08; Feb 26, 2016

Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet. Billy Idol, Dave Stewart, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty discuss how a marketing tool became a new medium.

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: Sound and VisionFeb 26, 2016
1x07: The World Is YoursFeb 19, 2016
1x06: Four on the FloorFeb 12, 2016
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