What do you have to consider when starting a band? What is a manager actually doing? How do music media, band contests and other promotion strategies work? But most of all: Is there a formula for success? The film gives a clear answer to that, although that is to say that there are as many formulas for success as there are artists/bands.
“Welcome to the Machine“ is a documentary analysis of the functionality in music business. This automatically makes the film a 100% documentary with comedy and drama, as well as 100% semi-investigative. In 12 chapters we're trying to answer the question what the every day work life of a music star looks like.
But that is not enough. The young and ambitious band "The New Vitamin" tried putting all of these "tips & tricks" from the above stars into practise.
„Welcome to the Machine“ reveals the core of the music business machine. By Doing that, the film doesn’t care about genres or categorization. There are thousands of different music worlds but only one business. Not always serious but self-critical and above all ruthless – after all it is only about one thing: music. Although …..