D.I.Y. OR DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist is being offered up for free download by the film's director
Director Michael W. Dean is giving away his entire film D.I.Y. OR DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist free on Zune Marketplace and Zune.net . The film is billed as a celebration of the artistic underdog and features interviews and performances from: Lydia Lunch, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker),Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madigan Shive (Bonfire Madigan), Dave Brockie (Gwar), Craig Newmark (founder Craig's List) and more.
The film will be downloaded as eight episodic chapters over eight weeks' time. Seven extras from the DVD (including interviews with Ian MacKaye, Steve Albini, and Lydia Lunch) will also be available for free download, one per week, after the final chapter of the film posts. Microsoft's Zune Marketplace launches November 13 and Zune.net launches the week after.