VIDI ACQUIRES TOP MUSIC DOCS: With something for everyone - from Lady Gaga to Bob Marley!


VIDI, South Africa's premier video on demand entertainment service, has acquired a raft of top music documentaries, some of which are currently available on the service on subscription and others coming soon.

And there's literally something for everyone and all tastes including:

-Taylor Swift: America's Sweetheart - the country/pop superstar who has taken the music scene by storm, going multi-platinum on her first album, earning four Grammy Awards for her second and being listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist for her third album Speak Now. Through her own words and great archive footage this documentary takes an incredible look at the life and times of this truly amazing young artist. (Now Showing)

-Black Eyed Peas: The Beginning of the E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas have been one of the best selling and most popular groups for over a decade. Creating albums that are more innovative than the last, they have transformed themselves from the West Coast Underground into global superstars. Includes interviews with Taboo,,, and Fergie (Now Showing)

-Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad
- begins with the performance of Umbrella at the Manchester show when the scenes are intercut with Rihanna talking about how her fans are coming to watch her on the tour concerts. Other scenes of Rihanna and her crew members, dancers and band are also shown backstage. Rihanna then continues with the interview telling about how she went to some places that she never heard in her life and explains how flying in a private jet with her team like "one family" is fun, but very rare. (Now Showing)

-Justin Bieber: Rise of a Superstar
- This exclusive documentary explores Justin Bieber's meteoric rise to fame, as a young ice hockey player, growing up in a small town in Canada right through to his incredible discovery on the Internet, and arrival on the music scene as one of its most iconic pop stars. Some of the world s leading show business journalists talk about his life, his work and his music and some of Justin s greatest music videos are also featured like Baby and U Smile . This is the definitive story of one of the new millennium's most dazzling stars. (Coming 1 March)

-Lady Gaga: On the Edge - In three short years, Lady Gaga has become the most famous recording artist and music personality in the world. With the recent release of her latest album, she has become the fastest selling digital artist in history and dominated the charts in more than 25 countries. Follow the story of this cultural icon as she takes the next steps towards world domination. Interviews include Reporter - Dan Wootton, Editor - Ashley Pearson, and Radio DJ - Roberto. (Coming 1 March)

-Beyonce: Baby & Beyond - Platinum-selling singer, A-list actress and new Mom, Beyonce Knowles is a superstar with no limits. From Destiny's Child to her relationship with Jay-Z - and birth of their baby Blue Ivy - she's become an ever-evolving woman who can seemingly do no wrong. Featuring exclusive interviews with her family and inner circle of friends, Beyonce: Baby and Beyond provides an in-depth look at what drives this diva's passion for life! (Coming 1April)

-Bob Marley: Freedom Road - He was and is, without doubt, Jamaica's finest export and in this documentary the filmmakers reveal - for the first time - the behind the scenes Bob Marley that only his closest confidantes could know. (Coming 1 May)

-Tupac Shakur - two Tupac Shakur films will be available on VIDI from 1 June until 31 December - Tupac vs and Tupac: Before I Wake.  The former is described by one fan as a documentary which is not just about crazy, or "cool" things he did, but a detailed analysis of his music, as an art. It is for those who are really interested in Tupac, the artist, and for those who want to get know what is behind the symbols and the metaphors he used in his lyrics and throughout his life." Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his bodyguard, Frank Alexander. For the first time you see intimate details, including behind the scenes studio footage of Tupac creating some of his most innovative music. The filmmakers also take you to the place where Tupac was shot in Las Vegas and speak with investigators who are still to this day trying to solve his murder. (Coming 1 June)

-Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye - is an intimate look into the life and times of Amy Winehouse from her rise to pop superstardom through to the inner demons that inspired her work and eventually caused her untimely death. (Coming 1 July)

For those music and movie fans not yet signed up, VIDI is offering a seven-day trial membership so that all South Africans can experience just what it has to offer and just how easy, affordable and accessible it is.

Source: Press Release 19 February 2015