Music Documentary Examines Industry's Financial Malaise


Kudos to Scott Kirby, whose provocative new documentary Music Matters examines the roots of the industry’s current financial malaise and suggests how to correct past mistakes and injustices. As posited by Kirby, Co-Founder of Music Revolt, “The vast majority of American music fans are unaware that the plight of the music industry can be directly traced to an obscure 1960 bill called the Payola Act. The bill derailed the fledgling business relationship between record labels and broadcast industries, stopping any and all attempts at synergy between both industries. With this groundbreaking documentary, we hope to alert fans and bands about this obscure law, and expose how it has kept good music off the radio.” For complete details about the film and for late-breaking updates, see