|01-12-2015, 01:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
The Discovery Chamber: Where Do You Find New Music?
Sorry if there's already a thread on this, I couldn't find it through a search.
Since most MB members are always trying to expand their taste and exploring the massive music world, I thought it would be a good thread idea if we shared where we discover new music from.
1. Musicbanter (duh)
2. Word of mouth, largely bandmates or people I meet at shows
3. Random blogs (I'm especially fond of this one)
4. last.fm recommendations
5. Chthulu (when a sacrifice goes particularly well he grants me the gift of an artist I haven't heard)
6. Spotify's "Discover" page
7. Forums/blogs/rym lists that turn up in "best [x] albums/artists" google search
So what about you?
Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.
|01-12-2015, 01:43 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Prepare 4 the Fight Scene
Join Date: Jun 2011
Last.fm and my two favorite blogs: Mortuus in Somnis and CUT & PASTE
Occasionally from the ALbums you're digging thread. And spotify does a lot too, I'll be on a page from a band I like and see a related artist and think, "Hey they have a cool name".
|01-12-2015, 02:51 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Born to be mild
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 404 Not Found
Oddly enough most of my new music comes from Download mp3 music from megaboon.com
I just see albums that look good or have interesting covers or titles, play a sample and if I like them then I buy them. Some music from here of course, then the rest of it would be accidentally, like if I hear it on the TV or in a movie perhaps. I don't actually go out looking for new music (other than the above) as I have already way too much to really ever listen to.
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|01-12-2015, 03:36 PM||#5 (permalink)|
don't be no bojangles
Join Date: Jul 2012
1. Watching old clips from The Old Grey Whistle Test
2. Festival highlights
3. Pub chat
4. Band documentaries
5. School of Rock (back in the day lolololololol)
'Well, I'm a common working man,
With a half of bitter, bread and jam,
And if it pleases me, I'll put one on ya man,
When the copper fades away!' - Jethro Tull
|01-12-2015, 04:28 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Remember the underscore
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: The other side
3. The radio, actually. There's a station that plays classic hits. Since I'm unfamiliar with lot of them, it's led me to check out older bands, like the Cars.
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
|01-12-2015, 04:34 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Les Barricades Mystérieuses
*EDIT: The best recs I get are from musicians, either from articles in music books/magazines or interviews or documentaries found on YT.
"it counts in our hearts" ?ºº?
“I have nothing to offer anybody, except my own confusion.” Jack Kerouac.
“If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person.” Aristotle.
"If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." John Lennon
"I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous." Keith Richards
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|01-12-2015, 04:53 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: In Time
Cliffs: Pandora, YouTube, cellphone apps, researching artist info.
I began using Pandora awhile back. What I began to notice is that when I went to find the YouTube video of a song I heard on Pandora, there were all kinds of music channels, and they were all different. So, the song will come across on Pandora, then I look it up on YouTube, and if it's on a channel I've never heard of, I subscribe to it on YouTube. I call this "spidering" of my interests, where Pandora is the origination point and I add YouTube channel subscriptions from there. I test out different subscriptions and add/delete them as necessary.
I've tried Spotify, but that was a bit cluttered for me. It might just be that I'm not that familair with it.
Other ways I find things: Doing background research on the artists I already know about; you come across artists/songs mentioned in an article and check them out. I have found great suggestions in YouTube comments as well.
Tune-In apps were something I did for awhile. I really try to change things up and switch different stations to get more random selections. Keeps things fresh.
|01-12-2015, 04:58 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Crusher of tiny Nords
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ugly Bag of Mostly Water
Music forums and plug DJ
Plug more than anything because I'm forced to listen to things I might not have remembered to YouTube otherwise.
Mirth is King
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