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Where are you finding new music?

dougha1dougha1 Member UncommonPosts: 152
These days I only listen to the radio when in the car so I don't hear many new tunes.  Sometimes walking in the mall I may hear something I like and I'll write a few lyrics down for later research. I've found some good links to tunes on a thread here on these forums.  It's not enough: I want to hear (or hear about) more new music.

How are you all finding new tunes? (new bands, etc.)

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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 5,830
    I am finding it difficult to find new music lately. Right now I get a few new artists on Spotify if I am paying attention. Sometimes I might look at an artist if there song was covered by someone on YouTube.
  • EldurianEldurian Member EpicPosts: 2,736
    I listen to music on Youtube a lot. You can look up nearly any song and find it there. When the song is done playing it goes to related songs. Some of the time the related songs are crap and I put YouTube back on track by pulling something else that I like up.

    Sometimes the related songs are really good and by an artist I've never heard before.

    Sometimes I just search by a general genre that I like and listen to a 2 hour long compilation filled with a mix of artists I know and one's I don't. If the compilation is good it gives a breakdown of which songs play at which times in the video description so if I hear something amazing I can look it up.

    Like so:


    waynejr2
  • dougha1dougha1 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    Eldurian said:
    I listen to music on Youtube a lot. You can look up nearly any song and find it there. When the song is done playing it goes to related songs. Some of the time the related songs are crap and I put YouTube back on track by pulling something else that I like up.

    Sometimes the related songs are really good and by an artist I've never heard before.

    Sometimes I just search by a general genre that I like and listen to a 2 hour long compilation filled with a mix of artists I know and one's I don't. If the compilation is good it gives a breakdown of which songs play at which times in the video description so if I hear something amazing I can look it up.

    Like so:


    Ooooo, interesting.  Many names I do not know.  Thank you.  :)

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  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 3,014
    Eldurian said:
    I listen to music on Youtube a lot. You can look up nearly any song and find it there. When the song is done playing it goes to related songs. Some of the time the related songs are crap and I put YouTube back on track by pulling something else that I like up.

    Sometimes the related songs are really good and by an artist I've never heard before.

    Sometimes I just search by a general genre that I like and listen to a 2 hour long compilation filled with a mix of artists I know and one's I don't. If the compilation is good it gives a breakdown of which songs play at which times in the video description so if I hear something amazing I can look it up.

    Like so:


    True dat 
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 5,063
    Mostly on radio or on youtube. But I mostly listen to old classics. The new skool simply doesn't do it for me.
  • GruntyGrunty Member RarePosts: 8,391
    Let me know when the whiny man-boy era ends and I might listen to some newer music.
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  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 3,014
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    youtube

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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,122
    Mostly through spotify for me.

    I've never been great at finding new bands, it seemed to be really easy as a kid but I've lost the knack. As a kid, there were magazines, the radio, music TV plus your friends so there was always something new to come along. 

    As an adult, none of those avenues are true. Magazines are aimed at kids, even the rock and metal magazines are pretty crap. The radio has always been bad. I don't have music TV at home, and my friends are mostly still listening to the same stuff they've always liked. 

    So yeh, spotify. 

    What I have done is try to create a load of playlists within specific genres and then I let spotify suggest similar songs. These will play automatically at the end of the playlist, or you can just scroll down (on desktop) and it will have a list of 5 or 10 recommendations. 

    Beyond that, there are tons of playlists out there created by the community that you can listen to. So, for example, a few years ago I decided I needed an education into grunge as I really didn't know much, so tried out a few grunge playlists and found a load of stuff that I liked. At the moment I have a couple of playlists I am getting into. The first is the Altered Carbon soundtrack, I thought the series was amazing but hardly recognised any music so trying to learn some new things. I also have a baroque playlist on the go, whilst I don't really like classical music I'm trying to learn more about it and it does kinda help with concentration so it's good to have on in the background when doing household chores. 
  • riveroftimeriveroftime Member CommonPosts: 14
    always Spotify. I try to keep track of bands I already know, but Spotify does a great job of finding me new artists.
  • dougha1dougha1 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    I don't even know what "spotify" is, lol.  Guess I'd better research it.

    Thank you, everyone, for the replies. :)
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  • riveroftimeriveroftime Member CommonPosts: 14
    dougha1 said:
    I don't even know what "spotify" is, lol.  Guess I'd better research it.

    Thank you, everyone, for the replies. :)

    Ha, it's like owning every CD in the world on your computer ;)
  • DarkestOverlordDarkestOverlord Member UncommonPosts: 410
    I listen to DI.fm for free but you can sign up..tons of radio streaming stations with no dj talk




  • jamorganjamorgan Member CommonPosts: 10
    On the radio and Youtube, most of the songs on my playlist are modern ones. 
  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 3,014
    SomaFM
  • Garenpro9461Garenpro9461 Member CommonPosts: 3
    lister everywhere, and not favorite song, then learn to sing hit.
  • DecardCainDecardCain Member UncommonPosts: 26
    Mostly on youtube and from my dear friends with the same music tastes.
  • ImNotHarryImNotHarry Member CommonPosts: 11
    I often ask my friends about new music. I like read topics where people write about their favorite music.
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