Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, Artifact gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album This Is War.
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As testament of the pernicious nature of music labels (in this case, EMI), this is a stirring account from '30 Seconds To Mars' helmsman/actor, Jared Leto; one band's battle against the system with a pivotal lawsuit (2008-11) regarding artist exploitation by distributive execs. The music industry remains in a rut thanks to streaming monopolies. The future of music is in limbo, Leto is willing to challenge that.
A very interesting piece on how the music industry is evolving nowadays. It is not of course objective at all, since the director is the leader of the band at the center of this film. But still I found myself thinking and learning while watching it. Bonus: you can see Flood talking, and that's always nice ;)