"A must-see movie for the Artist Rights movement" - The Trichordist

Available now!

He’s worked with Carole King, Ani DiFranco, and a host of great Texas artists — but can music producer Mark Hallman keep his studio open in the age of streaming?

To rent or buy a download, click the video above to watch it on your computer or authorized device (like Apple TV or Roku). If you'd like the DVD, visit "The Shop" and order via the online store.

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[The Shopkeeper] struck a note so deep in me that I watched all one-hour-and-thirty-one minutes feeling a kinship with the narrator (and, as it turns out, producer of the film), almost relieved that I was not alone. — No Depression

Well worth your time to watch if you care at all about the business of the music we love. — Twangville

Hallman’s own story is fascinating all by itself but it’s used to frame a picture of an industry that has seen uncontrollably rapid change in the last decade.  An industry that finds itself under real threat from the culture shift brought about by the digital revolution.  It’s a story that needs telling.  It’s a story that matters. — Red Guitar Music

The life and times of an unsung hero of Americana...engaging, crowdfunded doc. - Uncut UK

The mid level of the music industry is a vast panorama of cool ass shit. me and the congress house both fit in there somewhere. check this documentary out for a window into the great indie unknown. texas style. — Ani DiFranco

 

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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM through October 09, 2017

    FAR-West Panel

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    Rain will be on a panel at FAR-West called "Everybody Can Make a Record. Nobody Can Make a Living. Now What?" Plus a few showcases....

    Learn more at FAR-West.org.

     

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM through October 23, 2017

    FARM-Folk

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    Rain will be hosting a screening of The Shopkeeper with a panel discussion after. Learn more here!


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The Shopkeeper

Everybody can make a record.
Nobody can make a living.
Now what?
A film by Rain Perry
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