Tower Records closed its doors in 2006.
We lost the Virgin MegaStore on Union Square just three years later.
These were social hubs where people actually met face to face, believe it or not, to discover the joys of new music.
Now the best indie shop in all of Manhattan is gone.
I’ve been a fan of Other Music since it opened in 1995.
The cultural promise of recorded music is failing us.
Living-breathing musical ecosystems that once enriched our world’s cities are becoming bloodless, digital facsimiles.
Music portals are decomposing into indistinguishable clones of each other, like Staples, McDonald's and HomeDepot.
Losing Other Music is everything that’s wrong
with the way we are discarding the richness of our human culture.