Music Diary Quickie: Word of Mouth STILL Reigns Supreme

Music Diary Quickie: Word of Mouth STILL Reigns Supreme

Over the last decade the ways of finding and sharing music have exploded – there are web forums, social music sites, subscription services, recommendations on music sites like tunes, Twitter, Facebook, and on and on.

But guess what? There is still no better way to find something than a recommendation from a trusted friend – and better still, direct sharing that leads to a purchase.

My brother came to visit us over Easter for the weekend, and on Sunday morning I put on Jason Parker’s Five Leaves Left. My brother grabbed his iPhone after a couple of songs and asked for the name of the album and immediately bought it on iTunes! I was a bit surprised, since I had mentioned it was available as a ‘pay what you want’ deal on the Jason Parker site … but as he said:

  • You never ‘just’ play music – if you put it on, it is worth hearing.
  • I like what I heard so far.
  • I want to have it for the ride home.

So there you have it – a reminder that regardless of the how technology advances, there is nothing like the direct experiential reference of a person you trust.

If you want to check out Jason Parker’s Five Leaves Left you can grab it here on the ‘pay what you want’ system!

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About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!