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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3 thoughts on “This meme points out an interesting contradiction…

  • Choosing to give away music is different than having somebody take it.

  • Can’t recall many artists making the claim on the left. I think this meme is off context. If a band was to give their music for free, it was probably to try and build an audience for a limited time, but didn’t foresee giving it away forever. Also, what’s the point of this meme? Are they trying to silence artists now who are in dire straits? I think that goes against what we as music fans stand for. I don’t like it.

  • Choosing to give your music away is one thing. Spotify making money off your music that you are giving away is the other.


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