National Music Centre Breaks Ground

Canada is finally–finally–getting to get an HQ for all things music.  The official groundbreaking ceremoney for the National Music Centre was held today.  This 160,000 square-foot building in downtown Calgary will be the home of the history of music–all music–in Canada.  It will also house

-The Canadian Music Hall of Fame

-Performance spaces

-Recording studios

-Broadcast facilities

-An artist-in-residence program

-Special exhibitions

-The famous Rolling Stones mobile recording truck

-One of the most amazing keyboard collections anywhere.

Construction will take about two years.  Meanwhile, there’s the gargantuan task of acquiring and cataloguing all the necessary artifacts.  But it will be worth it.

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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