The Sound of Music

The recent Public Relations Global Network meetings held in Singapore were as valuable as ever.

What I was reminded of even before the meetings is how small the world is and how universal music is.

After traveling some 25 hours and 9,000 miles from Phoenix to Singapore – I was immediately hit with a “you’re not far from home” moment as I got into a cab at the Singapore airport.  The radio station in the cab was playing a song from the Gin Blossoms, a Phoenix band!

The Singapore station sounded as if it could have been one of Phoenix’s stations, with its contests, upcoming concert promotions and music selection, as well as a morning show that was a clone of what we hear in the states.

After spending several days with more than 30 of our PRGN partners, it’s apparent that the world speaks many languages, even though our meetings are conducted in English.  Everyone in the room spoke excellent English, despite all its nuances (for example: “rough” and “through,” among dozens of others).

Then, after telling the Gin Blossoms story several times, it occurred to me that music is indeed a universal language.  If you can read music, it doesn’t matter what your spoken language is.  It’s the same worldwide.

The only other global language would be the language of numbers, as 2+2=4 no matter where you are in the world.

Editor’s note:  I cannot read music and math was my least favorite subject in school. But, if you need to communicate in any spoken language around the world, give us a call.

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at Nov 2, 2022

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