HomeACB Interview: Amanda Newman and David Rabizadeh from Varsity Vocals

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In 2009, NBC debuted The Sing-Off, a short-run reality show in which competing a cappella groups drew as many as seven million viewers. In 2011, the show launched Pentatonix, a YouTube juggernaut that has taken to routinely accruing over a million viewers to their infectious covers of music by acts like Beyonce and Daft Punk, en route to winning a Grammy. In 2012, the crown jewel of the a cappella media empire settled into place--Pitch Perfect, a movie very loosely based on a book by the same title, which grossed over one hundred million dollars, added terms like “aca-scuse me” to the cultural vernacular and produced the best-selling movie soundtrack of the year.