Shawn Fanning

  1. Napster Would Be 15 – a Timeline of Digital Disruption

    June 02, 2014 1:48 PM EDT With the advent of June yesterday, Napster would have turned 15 years young -- had it not gone through as many transformations and transitions as Miley Cyrus has   over the past decade-and-a-half. The "service" was launched in June of 19 ...

  2. Q&A: Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning on 'Downloaded,' The Napster Revolution

    March 19, 2013 10:50 AM EDT They were wiry teenagers when they ignited the digital revolution, altering the music landscape forever with a little program called Napster in 1999. Now, 14 years later, Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker are older and wiser, but no less passionate ...

  3. Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning on Airtime, Spotify's Similarities to Napster, Working With the 'Legendary' Bob Pittman

    June 06, 2012 2:18 PM EDT "I don't think I've ever been this tired," Sean Parker said Tuesday afternoon. It was nearly three hours after he and Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning officially unveiled new social video-chat service Airtime at a technical-dif ...

  4. Napster Co-Founders Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning Launch Social Video Network Airtime

    June 05, 2012 2:39 PM EDT Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning reunited Tuesday at a star-studded event to launch Airtime, a new live social video platform. The presentation was made at Milk Studios in New York and included references to the days when the two ...

  5. Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning on Spotify Carrying Napster's Mantle, Starting New Social Video Company @ SXSW

    March 14, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Former Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning sat down for an interview conducted by actor/director Alex Winter at SXSW Music as part of the promotional campaign for the upcoming film documenting Napster's rise and fall, titled " ...

  6. Global Gaming Rejects Pirate Bay Bid

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X said it has rejected an informal $10 million bid for notorious file-sharing site the Pirate Bay from John Fanning, the former CEO of Napster and uncle of its founder, Shawn Fanning. The company said ...

  7. Report: Imeem To Acquire Snocap

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music streaming site Imeem will reportedly acquire Snocap, the digital music-licensing site co-founded by Shawn Fanning of Napster. TechCrunch reports the deal will be finalized this week, citing an unnamed source. Snocap launched in 2002 in an at ...

  8. Snocap, Warner Music Strike Pact

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST All majors now on board. Snocap, the digital media company founded by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, yesterday (Nov. 13) said it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. authorizing distribution of Warner's music across Snocap-enabled ret ...

  9. Snocap Names CEO

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts exec tapped for role. Shawn Fanning's Snocap digital licensing and copyright service has named Rusty Rueff as it's new CEO. Rueff comes to the company from Electronic Arts, where he was executive VP for human resources. P ...

  10. EMI, Snocap Finalize Agreement

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has become the third major label to strike a deal with Snocap, the new copyright management and peer-to-peer filtering service from Napster founder Shawn Fanning. EMI's deal allows Snocap to fing EMI has become the third major label to st ...

  11. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, on March 17 said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer service (Reuters) -- Snocap, the latest venture of Nap ...

  12. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  13. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  14. Sony BMG Signs On For Snocap

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the second major label to strike a licensing deal with Snocap, the digital licensing and copyright management music registry and clearinghouse created by former NEW YORK -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment has b ...

  15. Sony BMG Signs On For Snocap

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fingerprinting service also has UMG deal. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the second major label to strike a licensing deal with Snocap, the digital licensing and copyright management music registry and clearinghouse created by former Naps ...

  16. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has ...

  17. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has ...

  18. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry vet Castle to handle negotiations. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has been an advisor to Snocap since its inception in 2002, most recently wa ...

  19. Snocap Unveils Operations

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, makes its official debut today (Nov. 3). Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, ma ...

  20. Sources: UMG Inks Deal With P2P Filter Snocap

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has become the first major record company to ink a licensing deal with Shawn Fanning's new peer-to-peer software company Snocap, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has become the first major record company ...