Behind the Suit and Tie: A Look Inside the Metal Recording Industry is a music documentary due to be released in November 2012 that takes a hard look at the heavy metal music business, from where it has been to where it is going in a time of digital downloads and a music industry that seems to be struggling to find itself. The film includes interviews with executives from independent and major labels alike, as well as several artists, and it investigates topics raging from music piracy, label mismanagement, declining music sales, marketing strategies, and immediate accessibility to bands via the internet. It will include commentary from Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Eddie Trunk (who formerly worked at Megaforce Records), and Dave Ellefson from Megadeth, just to name a few.
Here’s the gist of the film straight from the trailer:
A documentary that takes you into the hearts and souls of people who rule today’s heavy metal recording industry.
Through a series of interviews with players from both indie and major labels Behind the Suit and Tie will showcase the truth of how the music industry is being affected by the downward spiral of CD sales and how new and up and coming artists must learn to adjust to changing times.
Behind the Suit and Tie pulls no punches and features some of the prime movers in the heavy metal industry drawing back the veil of mystique surrounding the music business addressing though questions about the industry itself, how’s it’s run and where labels see their role in a digital future…
Looks interesting. Watch for more information at Behind the Suit and Tie’s official website.