Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker whose major client is Corus Enertainment.
In his 35 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 and The Secret History of Rock. He’s also written four reference books on alt-rock, recorded four audio books (all top-sellers on iTunes), written liner notes for dozens of CDs and contributed to magazines and other publications in Canada and the US. He’s also a sought-after college and university lecturer (including the Broadcaster in Residence at the Allan Slaight Broadcast Institute at Ryerson University), and travels to music festivals all over the world. He’s also CEO of Major League Mixes, an international company that consults professional sports organizations in the best use of music for their events.
The Ongoing History of New Music celebrated its 20th very on the air back in February. It runs across Canada, the US and in Singapore. Alan has been deeply involved exploring the present and future relationships between music, technology and social networking. More information (along with plenty of daily updates) can be found at www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com