PRX - Pieces for Topic: Music

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Small town boy heads to make it big in Nashville.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: Tracy Howerton raps about both the struggles and joys that he's experienced growing up in Mashpee, Massachusetts., Credit: Brenna Daldorph
Even if you grow up in a hip hop hotspot like New York or LA, it’s not easy to make it as a rapper. It’s even harder if you’re from a small town li...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bryson Alexander playing one of his compositions, Credit: Mary Quintas
Bryson Alexander is a Contemporary Classical music composer. At 16 years old, he’s composed nearly 40 pieces...all without knowing how to read or ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kari in front of the Joe Strummer mural, Niagara Bar, East Village, NYC, Summer 2013
Spending the summer in California while her mother convalesces from a grave illness, a 12 year-old finds herself suddenly alone at a rock concert o...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 17:49
Caption: The members of Catfish Courtesy, circa 2002.
Mindless Chanting is a documentary tracing the DIY history of an obscure and unheard band called Catfish Courtesy.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2014
  • Length: 36:04
Caption: The Harlan Twins, Credit: Chaz Mottinger
The music of Pittsburgh's own rockers, The Harlan Twins, rings true, "I can't be blue in Bloomfield."

  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 07:33
Caption: Staten Island 2011
A lot of teenagers want to make it big as artists--whether acting in movies, singing ballads on American Idol, or making it in the hip hop world. T...

Bought by KSFR, Vocalo.org, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:07
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A photo of the Beijing rock band Hedgehog, taken from the book "Sound Kapital.", Credit: Matthew Niederhauser
A look at a fast-changing China through the lens of youth culture and rock music.

  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
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A look into the teenage world of opera, give it a try, it's cooler than you think!

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 1
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A portrait of a man trying to make a difference in kids' lives using music.

Bought by WAMC, WMPG, and KFAI


  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 3