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Doc’n Roll launches UK music doc streaming service

Doc’n Roll Films, which runs the BFI-supported Doc’n Roll Festival, celebrating music subcultures through music docs, is launching a streaming platform dedicated to music documentaries. Doc’n Roll TV launches today (Oct. ...
October 4, 2019

Doc’n Roll Films, which runs the BFI-supported Doc’n Roll Festival, celebrating music subcultures through music docs, is launching a streaming platform dedicated to music documentaries.

Doc’n Roll TV launches today (Oct. 4) as a pay-per-view on-demand platform, making a wide range of music docs available to viewers in the UK and Ireland.

“We’re launching Doc’n Roll TV with a hand-picked selection of under-the-radar music documentaries, most of which premiered at past editions of Doc’n Roll Film Festival,” said Doc’n Roll founder Colm Forde.

“This year, we celebrate our 6th London edition and six years of relentless DIY spirit — blood sweat and tears from ourselves and a passionate volunteer group of independent film and music fanatics. We’re particularly proud to be adding Doc’n Roll TV to the mix; it reflects our determination to bring great music docs to a nationwide audience outside the reach of our annual London festival and our regional festival editions.”

Initial Doc’n Roll TV programming includes A Joyful Noise: Sun Ra (2016), Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound (2016), Bunch of Kunst: A Film About Sleaford Mods (2017), Death by Metal (2017), Finding Joseph I: The HR from Bad Brains (2017), Gil Scott-Heron: Black Wax (1983), Gospel According To Al Green (1984), The Revelation of Lee Scratch Perry (2019), So Which Band is Your Boyfriend In? (2018), Stiv: No Compromise No Regrets (2019) and We Are The League: Anti-Nowhere League (2018).

More titles will be added monthly.

Doc’n Roll Festival runs in London Nov. 1 to 17, along with regional festivals in the UK to follow. The full program is available online.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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