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Jazz music in social networks

Nowadays you are absolutely free to like any kind of music. I mean, nobody will call you “crazy man” if you adore screaming Jay Hawkins or Archie Shepp’s music often stuffed with his indefinite poetry. Social internet networks made life easier for individuals. In just minutes you may find ten or more friends who like the same things as you. So what?

I have my own quite jazzy account on “Twitter”. This website is made to exchange short form of information. You must use no more than 140 symbols. Let me introduce what happens there and what is communication about.

As I am a head of a non commercial jazz radio station, I started twittering in a very simple way. Generally I wrote the artist’s and tune’s name we had at the moment on air. Shortly I got the replies like:

“Thom_C: On Chick Corea's behalf, a warm THANK YOU for playing his music on the air!”

“SteveUccello: cool station! you should put links to shows here on twitter.”

“mrhayford: Keep up the good work---I shall be tuning in frequently from now on!”

And so on. Our radio is founded in small country where jazz music is not very popular. We broadcast our programme localy on FM frequency and also online. For some time we thought we are playing just for ourselves. But after joining some social network communities we observed we are simply alive.

Now we got emails, tweets, replies and comments everyday from different places in the world. And what is more we were noticed by many musicians and their managers. We recieve many packages with CDs from musicians and labels.

Nobody knows what is the future of social networks and their influence for people. But the true fact is that if you make sincere things these networks can give you a lot of friends who will evaluate your work.

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