“The only way that we are able to make a living is by convincing people, sometimes one at a time, that this thing that we have won’t exist without us, and that it is necessary.”
The short film Why We Create Music examines the absolute importance of music to the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, share their thoughts on songwriting and composing.
An interesting note about the soundrack: each artist was asked to contribute a musical or lyrical element to a base song that director/composer Michael Marantzntz created, generating a collaborative soundtrack that plays over video footage of the musicians in the process of writing it.
The film was commissioned for ASCAP’s 100th anniversary.