film::D.I.Y. OR DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist

Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace has just launched and launches the week of November 19th. Both are showcasing the documentary film “D.I.Y. OR DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist” as top-four picks. Director Michael W. Dean is giving away the entire film as eight episodic chapters over eight weeks’ time, one per week as free video downloads, in the “podcasts” section of Zune Marketplace and

The film is encoded in high quality (30 fps, 900 kbps MP4 files, 640 x 480 size, with 128-bit stereo audio, and no digital rights management or copy protection). It looks great on a Zune and other portable media devices, and damn good full screen on a computer. The entire film will stay online until at least April 2008.

Seven extras from the DVD (including interviews with Ian MacKaye, Steve Albini, and Lydia Lunch) will also be available for free download, one per week, after the final chapter of the film posts.

This film is a celebration of the artistic underdog! FEATURING interviews and performances from: Lydia Lunch, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker), Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madigan Shive (Bonfire Madigan), Dave Brockie (Gwar), Craig Newmark (founder Craig’s List) and more.

Michael W. Dean’s NPR interview on the film

D.I.Y. OR DIE Trailer

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