Music History

Published on April 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Once upon a time, music magazines had enough money to run TV commercials

As music magazines continue to disappear thanks to the Internet, it’s fascinating to look back on the days when these publications had piles of money. Thanks to for pointing us to this TV ad for Spin magazine from 1994.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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