DocumentaryMusic Industry

This looks like an important docuseries: How Music Got Free. Check out the trailer.

If you’re a young’un, you may have never purchased any music. Never. It’s all been streams or online videos. But it wasn’t all that long ago that everyone had to work for X hours to be able to earn enough money to buy a record or CD–and then travel through time and space to make the purchase.

Today, music (songs, albums, videos) is free–or very close to it. How did we get here? Leaks, illegal downloads, music piracy, and a business that didn’t see the future coming.

That’s where a new documentary entitled How Music Got Free comes in. It looks back on the time in the late 90s and early 2000s when the old music industry was broken forever. And get this: The doc was produced by Eminem and LeBron James.

Streaming starts June 11. Here’s the trailer.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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