Quantcast
“Where do I download the free music?”
——Jim Carrey
AIRTIME LAUNCH TURNS INTO A ROAST OF NAPSTER FOUNDERS
Celeb Guests Zing Fanning and Parker
During Glitch-Filled Event
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are back together, this time in a legal venture, partnering on the new live social video platform Airtime. Last night, before hitting the talk-show circuit to promote the stat-up—including Fallon last night and The Today Show this morning—Sean and Shawn threw a party in Manhattan to celebrate the launch.

Ironically—and hilariously—the event was beset by nonstop technical difficulties—with celebrity guests improvising through the series of glitches. Happily, Page Six dispatched a spy to the event, who provided the blow-by-blow:

 After starting an hour late at Milk Studios, Jimmy Fallon kicked things off with a Q&A with Parker and Fanning before Olivia Munn, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Helms, Jim Carrey and an off-site Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg, wearing sunglasses and smoking, attempted to join in via video on Airtime.

First, Munn’s video feed froze. Then, after two failed attempts to patch Snoop through on video, the other stars began demonstrating how the site works, each of them battling errors.

Community star Joel McHale weathered the brunt of the breakdowns, fighting feedback before his microphone died. McHale improvised for five minutes to a room full of tech journalists as the demo failed, joking, “How many of you are blogging how smoothly this is going right now? . . . Sean Parker is a legend. They will erect statues to him very soon. I just love that he has to go to the back of the computer and pull out wires.”

McHale added, “Right now, what this is called is disaster,” and to Parker, “Whose ass are you going to fire?” Parker responded, “We’re gonna restart the computer and blame it on someone who doesn’t work for Airtime, like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook…”

When things were finally running. Louis-Dreyfus was patched through, saying, “What time is it? It’s like three in the morning.” Carrey, appearing later, quipped, “Where do I download the free music?”

Parker admitted he was relieved he had the celebs’ wit to fall back on. “Thank God you guys are funny, because we’re screwed,” he said, adding, “We really have no business being in the technology business right now.”

An Airtime rep (blaming it on someone who doesn’t work for Airtime) last night explained, “The glitches…were generated by a custom- built intranet produced specifically for the event: not Airtime. ”
2020 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
The competition is fierce. (7/7a)
POP SMOKE SET
FOR BIG DEBUT (UPDATE)
A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
U.K. GOVT. OKS £1.57B ARTS RESCUE PACKAGE 
Fingers crossed for indie venues to return. (7/6a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
LADIES FIRST
Latifah, Lauryn, Missy, Lil Kim, more. (7/7a)
JUICE WRLD'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE DUE FRIDAY
Juiced with a big D2C initiative. (7/7a)
THE 2021 CONCERT RUSH
Would you like some Swiss cheese with your nachos?
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Oh, sorry--we were just singing to ourselves.
MARY TRUMP
Family is everything.
K-POP STANS
Are they coming for Kanye? Yes.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)