• How Music Got Free

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    Napster. LimeWire. The untold story of internet pirates who nearly destroyed the music industry. Uncover the secrets behind the crime we all committed.

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How Music Got Free
From executive producers Marshall “Eminem” Mathers, LeBron James, HOW MUSIC GOT FREE details the fascinating, and often funny, inside story of the technology-driven disruption that changed music during the late-90s and early-2000s. File sharing technology, combined with the insatiable demand for new music, created both the means and the motive for millions of young people to participate in outright theft – and be celebrated for it.

From New York City, to Los Angeles, to the small factory town of Shelby, North Carolina, the two-part series features the quirky genius of the heretofore-unknown “pirates,” the drama of the FBI investigations and convictions, and the frontline accounts of music’s biggest artists and executives. An unbelievable story of cunning, illegality, celebrity, and innovation, these are the events that changed the music industry forever. Narrated by Method Man, the series features interviews with Eminem, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Jimmy Iovine, Rocsi Diaz, Rhymefest, Steve Berman, Steve Stoute, and more.

HOW MUSIC GOT FREE is directed by Alexandria Stapleton and executive produced by Stapleton, Steve Stoute and Stephen Witt along with Marshall “Eminem” Mathers and Paul Rosenberg for Shady Films; LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron for SpringHill; Bridgette Theriault, Dan Sacks and James Chapman for Warner Bros. Unscripted Television/Telepictures; Steve Berman, John Janick and Anthony Seyler for Interscope films; and Bruce Gillmer and Michael Maniaci for MTV Entertainment Studios.
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How Music Got Free