Are DJ’s Flowd?
Written by Steve Weinstein
Move over, MySpace. Flowd, a relatively new social networking service, is racing to sign up top DJ talent. Over the past few years, MySpace has seen itself overshadowed by the dominance of Facebook. It’s interesting that the Net was supposed to be the great equalizer, but instead, it has created some of the world’s greatest monopolies, like Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay.
Ever since Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace, it has been on a rapid downward trajectory. (Murdoch, owner of 20th Century Fox, the New York Post, several London newspapers, Sky satellite network there, is both the nemesis — Fox News — and hero — Fox Network, home of The Simpsons and Glee — to gay men.) But the Net takes no prisoners to those whose technology stumbles (Gawker has seen its unique visitors nosedive after a mega-disasterous redesign). MySpace never had the ease of use or accessibility of Facebook.
What it does have is a very swendy method of music delivery. Increasingly, as individual users, corporations and event producers have abandoned it, musicians and especially DJs have found it useful. Now Flowd can brag about signing up one of the world’s top DJs, wunderkind Armind van Buuren, as well as marquee names like Gareth Emery, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Markus and W&W.
Emery is quoted in a press release saying, “Flowd is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about [sic] applications on the international clubbing circuit.”
Speaking of “circuit,” none of our Circuit DJs are on Flowd — yet. It will be interesting to see if DJs outside of the trance medium (which, let’s face it, totally dominates the larger, straight clubbing world) migrate from MySpace.
How about you? Do you still go to MySpace to catch up on DJ samples and podcasts?