The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, Soundbreaking explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives.Program Website
Engineer Bob Ludwig traces the rise of the cassette tape.
Steven Van Zandt traces the birth of the single and the LP.
Producer Scott Litt and Dave Grohl explore MTV Unplugged.
At launch, black artists found themselves excluded from MTV.
Public Enemy’s Chuck D. traces the roots of Hip Hop to the Caribbean “toasting” tradition.
Chuck D didn't believe there would ever be a good rap record because rap was an "event."
Nile Rodgers takes us from the hippies of Greenwich Village to Disco and Dance music.