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The Rise & Fall Of Napster In 60 Seconds | History Of
Napster was the independent peer-to-peer sharing network that shook the music industry around the turn of the millennium. Relive the company's controversial rise and fall, from small tech startup to its high-profile fold in 2001 and rebirth since.
From its inception in a dorm room at Northeastern University to reaching 26 million verified users, Napster quickly attracted a litany of industry lawsuits from the likes of he likes of Metallica, Dr. Dre and the RIAA that ultimately brought the peer-to-peer sharing service to bankruptcy in 2001. The brand has been bought, sold and reborn several times, ultimately landing with MelodyVR in August 2020.
Get a 60-second history lesson on rise and fall... and rise of Napster in GRAMMY.com's latest History Of video above.