Back when Napster first hit the scene back in 1999, I was completely blown away. Now, at the time I was only 12-years-old, but knowing that any artist and any album really judged how I spent my time on the Internet.
At this year’s SXSW, Alex Winter’s (“Billy & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”) “Downloaded,” which is a film about the rise and fall of John & Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker’s Napster program, premiered and since then I’ve heard nothing but great things.
Anyways, check out the most recent trailer below and sound off in the comments to let us know what you think:
DOWNLOADED focuses on the advent of digital media sharing, including the rise of game-changing company Napster and controversial pioneers Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. The digital revolution ultimately created a technology paradigm shift and upended the music industry.
Audiences will hear insight from well known music artists and figures within the music industry including: The Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Noel Gallagher, Henry Rollins, former Sony Music Chairman, Don Ienner, former record producer and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and Hilary Rosen, former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America.
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