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Uncover the secrets behind the crime we all committed.


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.

Series Cast

  1. Rhymefest

    Self - Artist

    2 Episodes

  2. Eminem as Self - Music Artist


    Self - Music Artist

    2 Episodes

  3. Method Man as Self - Narrator (voice)

    Method Man

    Self - Narrator (voice)

    2 Episodes

  4. Dell

    Self - CD Plant Employee/Pirating

    2 Episodes

  5. Rodney

    Self - CD Plant Employee/Pirating

    2 Episodes

  6. Steve Stoute as Self - Producer, Writer and Former President Sony Music

    Steve Stoute

    Self - Producer, Writer and Former President Sony Music

    1 Episode

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Current Season


2024 • 2 Episodes

Season 1 of How Music Got Free premiered on June 11, 2024.

Internet Killed the Radio Star

(1x2, June 11, 2024) Season Finale

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How Music Got Free
How Music Got Free


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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