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Thirty Seconds To Mars: Artifact

With award season coming to an end, many artist and actors are gearing up to start new projects and begin new journeys throughout the 2014 year. One of the breakout individuals to emerge out of the award season this year has been Pop/Rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto who is currently up for an Oscar for his Best Supporting Role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Aside from his recent onscreen success the actor/frontman and his bandmates have been busy with their latest album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams (which was launched in 2013) and bringing attention to the music industry through their groundbreaking  film Artifact. Check out the trailer above.

Want more Thirty Seconds To Mars check out their website for tour dates and daily news. Also don’t forget to Catch Jared Leto Sunday night at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014 to see if he takes home the Oscar.

What is Artifact?

Artifact is a 2012 American documentary film that was directed by Jared Leto under the pseudonym of Bartholomew Cubbins, and produced by Leto and Emma Ludbrook. Artifact chronicles the modern music business as it charts the legal dispute between American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars and record label EMI, which filed a $30 million breach of contract lawsuit against them in 2008, after the band tried to exit its contract over a royalties dispute. Thirty Seconds to Mars is shown working with producer Flood to create the 2009 album This Is War, meeting with lawyers between recording sessions. Artifact had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival where it received the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary. Critics praised the examination of the state of the modern music industry and its focus on the relationship between artists and record companies. The film received a limited theatrical release beginning November 23, 2013, before being released digitally on December 3, 2013.

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