Maybe it's 'cause we're Millennials and all, but we sure as shit didn't sympathize with Metallica's Lars Ulrich when he decided to take on/down Napster. We don't want to be force-fed your MTV; give us the music.
And, in case you hadn't heard, that stance has had quite the effect on the music industry – a negative one, maybe mostly. Like it or not, the ramifications and innovations spurred by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker's file sharing service have been great. That's what Alex Winter's documentary Downloaded explores: the digital revolution. Winter examines the changes and their impact through interviews with record execs, including former Sony Music Chairman Don Ienner, such musicians as Noel Gallagher and Mike D from The Beastie Boys, and the pair of Napster founders themselves.
The film shows at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets to the 21-and-over screening are $8. Visit www.thefilmbarphx.com or call 602-595-9187.