Decades of music videos, documentaries and theatrical biopics have schooled us in the fact that sometimes film can be the best means of understanding music. The ties between the cinema and the concert hall have always been strong, but 2014 is on track to take things to another level. Music-lovers have a delicious menu of new movies to sample in the upcoming year, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Godfather of soul James Brown is getting a big Hollywood studio story, Jimi Hendrix‘s early days will be stylishly retold, reclusive pioneer of Nigerian dance music William Onyeabor has been tracked down, and the sound of Miami soul gets its day in the sun. It’s going to be a profound and exceptionally dope year, and without further ado Okayplayer proudly brings you our 14 most-anticipated, fast-approaching movies about music. Let’s start the show.