The Napster brand has returned, but this time as a subscription music streaming service that is currently only available in Canada through parent company Rhapsody, competing with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.
With CD shipments declining by tens of millions each year, the format could become obsolete in the music industry by 2020. The shift to New Music Fridays will further push the listening experience toward the Web and social media.
"The important thing about a revolution is that it's bigger than you," says Downloaded director Alex Winter in our discussion about his new Napster documentary and the 10-year process of bringing it together.
While Apple dominates the music marketplace, Walmart officials are listening to crickets populate its digital music storefront. The retail giant plans to throw in the towel on selling MP3s later this month.