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Where do you hear about new music?

Asked by funkyfest (58points) March 2nd, 2009

“New” meaning you haven’t heard before, not necessarily just released. I use,, and check blogs and shit but I’m just wondering if there’s something else I haven’t tried.

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tennesseejac's avatar

iTunes Genius, RELIX magazine,, and word on the street

marinelife's avatar

Fluther has introduced me to a lot of new music.

Likeradar's avatar

Pandora is pretty good for discovering new music. Check it out if you haven’t already. It suggests new music based on what you already like.

Also, I’ve “discovered” lots of great artists through recommendations from friends.

TheBox193's avatar Radio. I just put in a genre, or an artist I like, and it works its way from there. Not to mention on the home page it recommends some artists that I might like based on what I listen to.

I sometimes randomly peruse youtube music videos.

Sometimes my friends recommend stuff or I hear it from them.

I guess there is Pandora but it isn’t that good.

Musicovery is an interesting site I’ve only played with for a while, maybe try it?

essieness's avatar

NPR’s All Songs Considered is a great place for indie music. Also, Pandora is awesome, or has a “scrobbler” that links in with your iTunes and iPod and learns what you like from what you play on them. But, I like Pandora because they have an iPhone app which pretty much negates my need for Sirius now!

Vincentt's avatar

Obviously, occasionally also Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance Podcast, too. The rest is mostly recommendations by friends.

arnbev959's avatar

I’ve been using Pandora for a while, but a few days ago I started using last fm, and I quite like it.

writerini's avatar… I love it! Also iTunes genius and

eponymoushipster's avatar

All Song Considered

a multitude of music bloggs


TheBox193's avatar

@Vincentt How could I forget Jamendo? What a great site. I havn’t been there in a while. Tryad is my favorite band I found there.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

magazines! i’ve found so so so many bands through smaller magazines, such as bpm (they even put their latest issue on their website as a digital issue), death + taxes, under the radar, magnet, etc. chances are, if you go to barnes & noble and look through the more obscure music magazines, you’ll find a lot of bands you’ve never heard of, and a lot of them are worthy of your attention. (:

eponymoushipster's avatar

@tiffyandthewall under the radar and the big takeover are great music mags.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@eponymoushipster you’re right, i forgot about the big takeover. i’ve only read a few issues here and there, but when it’s in stock i like going through it. (:

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I read music blogs that have free and legal downloads in their posts. I listen to what I (semi-blindly) download, sift through, delete anything I don’t like, and explore artists I do like on,, etc. My friends and I definitely trade music as well, and I go to shows and “discover” the opening bands. Sometimes it just happens and I don’t know how as well…

gottamakeart's avatar

Lately I’ve been learning about new music through my friends on FaceBook.
I actually met a musician- Alo Moniz, his band is Called “Alo and the Narcissist”
Here is their website:

Check him out, if you like it ,tell some friends….

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