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HOTSHOTS Episode #18- Canadian Media and The Internet with Alan Cross

Join Alan and I as he reflects on how he gained his loyal audience, embarrassing himself in front of David Bowie, and the shifting culture around paying for music.

This is HOTSHOTS, a podcast for musicians, artists, and professionals within the scene to discuss the ups and downs of working within the Canadian entertainment industry. Of course, I'm your host, Sarah Jessica.

Join Alan Cross and I as we discuss the ongoing history of his radio career, what music journalism was like pre-internet days, and where the industry is headed.

Alan Cross is a Toronto-based broadcaster, interviewer, blogger, speaker and music journalist known for his radio series The Ongoing History of New Music, The Secret History of Rock, and ExploreMusic.

You can find all things Alan at, on Instagram under @alan_crossx, on Twitter under @alancross, on TikTok under @alancrossx, and on Facebook under The Ongoing History of New Music with Alan Cross.

Intro/outro music by Nathanael Pollard & Scott Marsh. (@nattydreddz, @scottmarshmusic)

Artwork by Jordyn Doyle. (@doylejordyn_)


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