Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Weezer’s attitude towards the music business

Weezer has been around since the early 90s, so they’ve seen an insane amount of change and evolution in the music business. Even someone as experienced as Rivers Cuomo doesn’t know what’s going on anymore.

Here’s a quote from an interview in Variety: “It’s definitely the most confusing of times. It feels like there’s no playbook anymore. At the height of the classic music industry, your manager and your record company kind of knew what you had to do to break a record. It wasn’t easy; it cost money and it was a lot of hard work, but they knew what to do. And nowadays, talk to your manager, your record company and they’re like, “We don’t know what to do anymore. Just keep making music you love and keep playing shows, and hopefully something will happen.”

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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