31 Jul 2021

Worlds Of Music ep. 242 features an interview with Alex Winter about his film ‘Downloaded’ about Napster and how it facilitated our ability to collect music from around the globe

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 31 July 2021
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Episode 242 features an interview with Alex Winter about his film ‘Downloaded’, the incredible tale of Napster and it’s legacy. Napster, was a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing service created in 1999 by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker who ended up fighting the largest corporate lawsuit in the history of the world for copyright infringement. As it transpired, despite being taken apart by the RIAA,  Napster correctly identified that the future of music was online, and anticipated what eventually came to pass – a combination of services like Apple/iTunes, YouTube, Spotify and social media, all of which dominate how we discover and consume music from around the globe today.


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