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 “Random music news for Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • August 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Amazon does not allow the library to purchase ANY of their own Kindle book authors for rentals at the library systems. Book publishers charge upwards of 40 bucks PER E-BOOK to the library systems and that is not permanent ownership. It’s all dependent upon the publisher. There are numerous sources online that you can review to learn more on this topic. (and that’s just books, there are ecosystems for music and video as well in the library systems)

    Don’t buy into the subscription model for podcasts, streaming music, etc. OWN what you have. Keep redundant backups of what you have in multiple formats. Just because that vintage cassette you bought off discogs works today doesn’t mean it will work tomorrow. (I know, preaching to the choir here.) Shutting up now. And don’t steal music for gods sake. I don’t care if the band you hold near and dear is richer than god (don’t read the $$ numbers), support them anyways. At some point in your lifetime, they will stop touring and you’ll regret them not being around or making music or they will get hit by a bus or whatever. Make sure they make the money to support the ecosystem they live in. Even when the evil empire(s) get some or we support bad habits and bad behaviour – we all have our lines in the sand…..

    But the author is right – it IS a countercultultural act of defiance. Think of all the losers who aren’t going to have ANYTHING when the evil empires decide to wipe out their cloud account on a random whim.

    Support your local library system!
    Support your local derby girl!
    and of course, Support music always!


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