Music documentaries to stream while in quarantine

Music documentaries to stream while in quarantine

Being under quarantine doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. There's always something you can do to lighten things up.

Things have been really shaky since the novel coronavirus broke out. It's forced countries to go into lockdown and its citizens trapped inside their homes. While the "community quarantine" has only been around in the Philippines for nearly a week, a lot of people are already trying to find things to do to pass the time safely like sharpening their creative skills, catching up on their to-read pile, creating memes, and binge-watching everything on Netflix.

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Here are some music documentaries you can stream from home.


Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert

Where to stream: YouTube

Take a trip down Coachella's vivid history on the festival's 20th anniversary.

Miss Americana: Taylor Swift

Where to stream: Netflix

Taylor Swift's documentary Miss Americana offers a look into the iconic pop star's life, during a transformational period of growth and independence.


Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Where to stream: Netflix

Jazz icon Miles Davis is one of the most influential artists in the world, making him an artist who transcends generations through his music. Birth of the Cool explores the genius behind the music through archival photos and home videos, manuscripts, original paintings, and more.


Look Mom I Can Fly: Travis Scott

Where to stream: Netflix

Look Mom I Can Fly follows American rapper Travis Scott through his rise up the charts and his third studio record Astroworld.


Gaga: Five Foot Two

Where to stream: Netflix

Lady Gaga's documentary Five Foot Two shows a glimpse of the 'Stupid Love' singer's glamorous life and the physical and emotional pain that comes with it.


Chasing Happiness: Jonas Brothers

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

Take a look at the humble beginnings of the Jonas Brothers with their documentary Chasing Happiness, which is packed with personal interviews, never-before-seen footage, and exclusive music.


Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Where to stream: Netflix

The Soundtrack of Our Lives follows one of the biggest producers in music, Clive Davis, who has worked with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Santana, Westlife, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Air Supply, Alicia Keys, TLC, Usher, Outkast, and Earth Wind and Fire.


A Head Full of Dreams: Coldplay

Where to stream: Amazon Prime

Get an in-depth and intimate look into the lives of Coldplay from their early beginnings from Camden pubs to selling out massive stadiums worldwide.


Starting Now: DIIV

Where to stream: YouTube

Starting Now follows the story of DIIV and their sessions recording Deceiver with producer Sonny Diperri.


Quincy: Quicy Jones

Where to stream: Netflix

Quincy gives an intimate look into the life of legendary artist, Quincy Jones. It was directed by his daughter, actress Rashida Jones.


Steve Aoki: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Where to stream: Netflix

Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, directed by Justin Krook, gives an introspective look into the life of the acclaimed DJ and his greatest passions.


Tokyo Idols

Where to stream: Netflix

Tokyo Idols offers a glimpse into the world of Japanese pop music and the cultural phenomenon behind their girl groups.


Hip-Hop Evolution

Where to stream: Netflix

Follow MC and journalist Shad Kabango as he meets some of the world's biggest hip-hop superstars to trace their influence into today's society.


Beastie Boys Story

Where to stream: Apple TV 

Get up close and personal with Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys as they talk about their 40-year journey together with their upcoming documentary Beastie Boys Story, directed by Spike Jonze.


Gusto Mo Bang Sumama? (The MYX Eraserheads Documentary)

Where to stream: YouTube

Originally released as a four-part docuseries in 2008, the documentary takes fans through the Eraserheads' musical journey from their beginnings in UP to their overwhelming success, their eventual breakup to their reunion concerts.


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