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.

One thought on “Miss the old days of music television? Take a listen to this guy.

  • June 22, 2022 at 10:58 am

    This is fascinating! I’ve thought often about the fact that if it was not for the occasional time a friend tells me about a band they like or the Spotify playlist that plays band that I don’t know, I would live in a almost closed music bubble.
    But even then, Spotify only plays music in the same genre I listen to and my friends recommend music they think I would like. I’m rarely exposed to new genre outside alternative music and I realize I’m quick to dismiss something new, even tought I’m a huge music fan. I’ve grown up with MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, I do miss it if I think about it.
    George Stroumboulopoulos made a requiem to bring back mixtape a while ago, still a good idea!


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