“on piracy… what’s really interesting is that it’s not the biggest issue for the music industry,” Lang explained that the change to digital music and the lower price tags that come with it shouldn’t be discounted. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos agreed on the effect of lower prices and said that “Walmart changed the music industry more than Napster.
Visual and musical appeal aside, Press, Pause, Play has done a great job redeﬁning the blurry line between the consumers and creators within our cultural economy. The ﬁlm does a lot to highlight many interesting aspects of our digital cultural but also reminds us that we need to stop and smell the flowers every now and then. Heaviest moments come as marketing guru Seth Godin contemplates our culture slowly becoming a “grey goop” of humanity, where creation of consumable culture has gone from aiding real life human connections to completely supplanting them. Amazing visuals and discussions with Anthony Volodkin (Hype Machine) and Sean Parker will keep the film exciting for ADHD viewers like myself.