Does it matter if we own music? Or is “renting” it good enough?

Streaming is the future. It’s just too convenient and affordable. Besides, all the labels are firmly behind it. 

But let’s not throw out music ownership entirely. There are still good reasons to own music, whether it be something physical (CDs, vinyl, sheet music) or downloaded files. Or is that just old fashioned thinking?

Watch this from music historianTed Gioia and one of the founders of the Jazz Studies Program at Stanford University. 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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