‘How Music Got Free’: Here’s How to Watch the New Docuseries Online

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The two-part docuseries

How Music Got Free officially premieres on Tuesday (June 11), exclusively on Paramount+, in the U.S and Canada. The series provides an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look on how technology rapidly transformed the music industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Starting Wednesday (June 12), viewers in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy can also enjoy the series.

The series was produced by Eminem & LeBron James and directed by Alexandra Stapleton, also known for her work on the HBO docuseries God Save Texas, and for her documentary on baseball icon Reggie Jackson, Reggie.

Keep reading to learn how to watch the new docuseries below.

How to Watch How Music Got Free Online for Free

The docuseries is classified as a Paramount+ Original, indicating that it’s available solely through the platform’s streaming service. If you’re already a subscriber to Paramount+, you can watch the docuseries at no extra charge.

Not subscribed? Paramount+ is currently offering a 7-day free trial when you sign up for either of its plans: Paramount+ Essential and Paramount+ with Showtime, which means you can watch How Music Got Free for free. For those seeking budget-friendly options, the most cost-effective option would be Paramount+ with Showtime. This subscription not only grants access to Paramount+’s extensive library of shows and movies but also allows streaming of Showtime’s entire catalog for just $11.99 per month after the free trial period ends.

Paramount+ Essential is also a simple alternative. After the free trial, it’s only $5.99 per month and gives you access to over 40,000 episodes and movies, along with CBS News, NFL on CBS, and the UEFA Champions League.

Shows and movies you can look forward to watching are Behind The Music, As We Speak: Rap Music On Trial, Let the Canary Sing, The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie, Bob Marley: One Love, and more. With Showtime, you can stream original shows and movies such as Yellowjackets, The 12th Victim, Dexter, Dexter: New Blood, George & Tammy, Homeland, Ziwe, Penny Dreadful, Buried and more.


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