As far as I'm concerned, we have a global musical crisis on our hands.
The cassette tape was the dominant music format through most of my childhood. The first read-along books I had as a kid were on cassette tape. The first time I ever bought music with my own money, it was on a cassette tape (which, by the way, I'm proud to say was Run DMC's "Raising Hell"). The first time my band ever released a demo, it was a demo tape.
For independent musicians of the '80s and '90s, cassette tapes offered … Read more