Netflix ‘This is Pop’: Air time and how to live stream docuseries on pop music

Netflix ‘This is Pop’: Air time and how to live stream docuseries on pop music
T-Pain on 'This is Pop' (YouTube @BangerFilms)

If you always wondered how the autotune in songs worked or always wanted to go behind the formation of boy bands then Netflix’s brand new documentary called ‘This is Pop’ will surely get you hooked. The new docu-series will take you on a journey of pop music showing its different aspects.

‘This is Pop’ will feature some of the top artists from the 1980s to mid-2000s. and will treat the viewers with eight different episodes. The documentary will feature exclusive interviews with record producers, songwriters, and pop stars.  Apart from ‘This is Pop’, fans must also check out the newly-released programs on Netflix like ‘Rhyme Time Town’, ‘So Not Worth It’, ‘Headspace: Unwind Your Time’, and ‘The Woman in the Window’.
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Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in a still from 'This is Pop' (YouTube@BangerFilms)



 Air time and how to live stream

‘This is Pop’ will be up for streaming on Netflix on June 22, 2021. All eight episodes will be available at the same time for the viewers.


Netflix ‘This is Pop’ will dive deep into pop music and will shed light on some of the most crucial moments of the genre. Each episode will be its own unique documentary ranging from auto-tune to boy bands and country-pop. The episodes featured have been titled, ‘The Boyz II Men Effect’, ‘When Country Goes Pop’, ‘Auto-Tune’, ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, ‘The Brill Building in 4 Songs’, ‘Festival Rising’, ‘Hail Britpop!’ and ‘What Can a Song Do?’. According to Uproxx, a press release describes the series as seeking to “shine a light on racism, sexism, classism, queer politics and social injustice while also celebrating the levity and joy for which pop music has long been known.” 


'This is Pop' (YouTube@BangerFilms)



The brand new docuseries will feature interviews from artists such as Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, ABBA’s Benny Andersson, T-Pain, Brandi Carlile, Eric Albronda, Michael Bivins, Eddie Bizarria, Jaclyn Blumas, Trevor Blumas, Jerry Bradley, Billy Bragg, and others.



The two-time Grammy winner is one of the top record producers in the world and he is credited for making the autotune popular in pop music. T-Pain has been featured on more than 50 chart-topping singles including ‘Low’, ‘I'm Sprung’, ‘I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)’, ‘Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')’, ‘Bartender’, ‘Can't Believe It’, and ‘5 O'Clock’.




Shania Twain

The Canadian singer-songwriter has sold more than 100 million records across the world. The 55-year-old crooner is dubbed as the “Queen of Country Pop’ and is best known for her chart-topping singles like ‘You're Still the One’, ‘From This Moment On’, ‘That Don't Impress Me Much’ and ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’ and others.




Boyz II Men

The renowned boy band from Philadelphia consists of three members namely Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris. The trio is known for dropping their career-best singles like ‘Motownphilly’, ‘It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’, ‘End of the Road’, and others. The boy band was recognized as Billboard magazine's biggest boy band during the period of 1987 to 2012.




Brandi Carlile

The multiple Grammy award-winning songstress has shown her music excellence in different genres like pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. The 40-year-old crooner has dropped seven studio albums in her illustrious career selling millions of copies around the world.




‘This is Pop’ is made under the banner of Banger Films in association with Netflix. The Canadian film company is known for their projects like ‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey’, ‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’, and ‘ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas’, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’ and ‘Hip-Hop Evolution’. Each episode on the docu-series has been helmed by a different director.


Speaking about the show, producer Amanda Burt in a statement said, as published by Pitchfork, “We started with the question ‘What is Pop?’, and found answers we never expected.  She continued, “It’s more than the charts or what floats out of a car radio. It’s a perfect time capsule of how people were living as it was made and how they danced, loved, and cried as it was heard.”




The trailer of the docuseries reveals how a different decade in pop music left a lasting impression on culture which will be discussed by some of the top artists from the same genre.




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