What is the best way to find new music?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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  2. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Personally most of my music has come from Pandora for the last like 6 years, even today I can have one of my stations on and hear a band I've never heard of.
     
  3. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Not great for the super obscure artists, but if you to a website like allmusic.com and you look up an artist or band, the site lists who influenced that artist and similar musicians. From there, you can just youtube their suggestions. It's not quick, but if you're willing to take the time, you can go pretty in-depth.
     
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    Music blogs are the way to go. Find one that fits your taste in music, and see what they post. I personally love and follow fistintheair.com, which has a lot of pop/techno music.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Was that English?
     
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    I use Youtube and Pandora, I think they all offer many new songs
     
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    I have been using spotify for a number of months now. Good for discovering semi-popular and indie-to-popular bands/albums.

    YouTube is okay, but only works if you generally know what you are looking for in first place.

    You might also want to try MySpace and SoundCloud. This is where undiscovered yet gems start from. SoundCloud is also very popular among DJs.
     
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    x2. Pitchfork is a good one IMHO
     
  12. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    That too, Amazon does good with that feature too. Just type whatever band/artist in you want, and they give you a bunch of "similar" others.
     
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    Last.FM scrobbling has lead to some discoveries for me via suggestions.

    http://last.fm
     
  14. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Depends on the individual. For me Pandora and Top Gear (not the re-aired episodes on BBCA with altered music) are my top 2 sources at the moment. You need to look around and find what works best for you. What works best for others is an entirely different matter.
     

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