Club Patrons are people I know, who have talked about music with me.
I used to work with Bill many years ago and, although much of what we shared back then was about our work, since then I have remained in touch and mostly we discuss music, particularly from local artists. Bill is involved with the Wellington Bluegrass Society (and runs their web site) and is the one who introduced me (in person!) to the wonderful Miriam Clancy.
Back when I was producing The Sitting Duck Podcast, Brennig reached out to me to compare notes as he was producing This Reality Podcast. Among notable artists Brennig introduced me to are the now (sadly) defunct Razorbax and the silky-voiced Missy Higgins.
Another contact I came by in tech circles, Mark runs the prolific Subjective Sounds review blog, on which I have guest written a few times. Mark listens to a lot of music and I regularly check out a selection of the artists he chooses. My most surprising discovery from Mark was Janine Jansen performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Influencers are people I either do not know personally, or who I don’t discuss music with, but whose listening habits influence me from time to time.
Zac is something of a phenomenon on Twitter and we occasionally converse about tech topics, but it was Zac’s comment that Taylor Swift’s “1989” was the best album of 2014 that made me take notice of this album and, given I loved it, of his music tastes. I’m still not a fan of Nine Inch Nails, though, sorry Zac.