'InstaBAND': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about indie music documentary
The upcoming indie music documentary 'InstaBAND' will be released next week on July 28 and it certainly looks like an interesting watch for music lovers. The 98-minute feature explores the harsh reality of the music industry today, as talented artists strive to make a name for themselves in a world where digital streaming is the new norm (up by 80%), and physical album sales are already becoming a thing of the past (declined by 50%). With a combination of fly-on-the-wall recordings, astounding statistics, artist sound bytes, and candid footage from home studios as well as concerts, we get to see these musicians work hard on a daily basis to gain a sizeable fan following in a make-or-break industry. Here's everything you need to know about the eye-opening music documentary, 'InstaBAND'.
The 98-minute-long 'InstaBAND' will release on July 28, and will be made available on-demand with digital streaming platforms, including physical formats like Blu-Ray and DVD.
Here's what the documentary creators had to say about the upcoming feature on their official website - "'InstaBAND' is a documentary film about today’s music artist and their hustle to try and achieve music stardom armed with social media and a smartphone. With the power of social media and the internet in the palm of our hands, we can get access to music in a matter of seconds. Digital downloads replaced albums, Youtube replaced MTV and Instagram has replaced the record labels. Now technology has also gifted us with the biggest craze in music history: streaming."
However, the makers then look at the bigger picture, since the implications of this shift to streaming could threaten the very foundations that the music industry is based on - physical album sale. "The big question is, how does this affect the music artiste? 'InstaBAND' will tackle this topic head-on while telling the story of the music artiste that embraces today’s technology to get their music to the masses. Can they post and tweet their way to the top or will cutting through the noise be too much to handle?" You'll have to watch the documentary to find out!
Some of the people who will be appearing in the documentary include Adara, Paul McDonald, Sam Tinnesz, PHANGS, Stealing Oceans, Ray Wimley, Nappy Roots, The Pharcyde, Charlotte Sands, Amber Stoneman, Forest Fire Gospel Choir, the Ries Brothers, and more.
'Instaband' is a Reality Films presentation, written by Bob and Margaret Rose. The pair also co-produced the feature, with the help of Andrew Cyman. Bob Rose also serves as the director, cinematographer and editor of this music documentary.
You can check out the trailer for 'InstaBAND' here below:
There's also a longer version of the trailer that was uploaded by the film's director, Bob Rose, on YouTube. You can check that out here.