Friday, April 02, 2010

Mflow - Music is better shared

I could talk about music for hours. Getting together with trusted music advisors and asking them what are you listening to can be an illuminating insight that will leave me armed with names of albums and artists to discover, treasure and enjoy. In the past that meant scribbling a name on a napkin, shuffling to a record shop and buying perhaps one or two cds. Not any more.

This is the 21st century and this is web 2.0.

Now you can head over to Mflow, the music equivalent of twitter and discover all the music you like.

Still in beta Mflow opens up to the world on 15 April. Basically it works like this. Download the free software and you're presented with a generic iTunes like page. Here's the twist - follow other mflow users and they can follow you. If someone reccomends a track it will turn up in your inbox. There you can listen to it in full. Follow more people and the more you can listen to for free. Of course you can buy a track, and if someone buys a track you flowed to them, then you get credited with 20% of the cost of a new purchase.

Tim Lovejoy, NME and other tastemakers are already flowing, but I'm looking for a Paste Magazine style flower to point me in the right direction.

If you want in early try using these invite codes:

ZANE444 or CLASH0403

The Cave by Mumford and Sons is currently the most flowed track. My username is andrewwilliamson, follow me!

1 comment:

mflow said...

Thanks for your positive words. It's early days, but people seem to like the idea.

Appreciate you taking the time to write it up...