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Eric Alper: Profile + Interview

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Eric Alper: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My daughter, Hannah at

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

According to my mother, who saw I have 500,000 followers on Twitter, the leader of a cult.

Why do you do what you do?

I have no other choice. I have no other passions except music. I can’t play an instrument so this was my way in.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I saw the movie American Hot Wax in 1978. Sitting in the theatre watching Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry was all I needed to know about music. 

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I’ve worn hearing aids in both ears since I was 12. I’m short, and had to start shaving since I was 13. Ladies, line up to the right.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Artists inspire me every day to do what I do. You don’t have to make a lot of money or be a celebrity to be a hero.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

You can learn a lot from watching people on social media. Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you need to share it with the world.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I plan on living forever. So far, so good!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Do not have emotions. And if you do, have a good supply of music around.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I am one of the lucky ones for sure – getting to do during the days (and nights and weekends) what I love to do - Be around passionate music lovers, fans, music industry folks (yeah, we’re still here!) talking about the newest album, the old record recently found in the basement or bargain bin, tragedy-tainted tales, and memories of old C-30, C-60, C-90s in our pockets.

Eric Alper: Profile

Full name

Eric Alper


Younger than 100, older than 5.

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

First Language?

Baby Talk

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Director of Media Relations

Licensing and Distribution

eOne Music Canada

and host of @ThatEricAlper on SiriusXM

How long have you been doing it?

20 years in the music business

Fav Song

“Life’s What You Make It” by Talk Talk

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Phil Collins and Michael Stipe.

Fav Movie

Midnight Run

Fav Actor/Actress

Kevin Spacey. Never does a wrong action.

Fav Clothing brand

Whoever made my Ramones shirt from high school I still fit into.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Danny Boyle

Fav Sport to watch

There’s only 2 seasons – Baseball and the rest of the time.

Fav Sport to play

Baseball, just don’t hit the ball to me or make me try and hit.