How do you find your music?

United States
September 9, 2009 12:26am CST
My mom asked me this the other day and I wasn't really sure how to answer her. I find music in lots of different ways. If I want to find new music that sounds like something I already like, I go to last.fm and wander through the list of Similar Artists. That's how I found Gillian Welch. Sometimes I hear a song on a television show or movie and like the sound of it so much I seek out other songs by the same artist. That's how I found Sondre Lerche. Sometimes I find out that an actor I like is also a singer so I check out their music. That's how I found Christian Kane. Sometimes my friends tell me about bands they like. That's how I found Paramore. So what about you? How do you find the music you like? Do you search out new music or are you content with just hearing what is playing on the radio?
3 responses
• Uruguay
10 Sep 09
I find new music through Pandora, Myspace, and friends who reccomend things to me . I also ocasionally hit 'similar artists' in the Zune marketplace and see what i can find .
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10 Sep 09
I hadn't found as much music from myspace recently as I used to. I have been looking again recently and have found some good stuff again.
• United States
12 Sep 09
Since MySpace "redecorated" I don't find new stuff there as easily. They used to have it set up so you could browse artists by their label classification; major, indie, or unsigned. I used to browse through the indie artists and check out the ones that listed bands I already knew and liked as their influences. But I can't do that anymore ....or can't figure out how, anyway.
9 Sep 09
With the Internet there are so many places to find out about new music. I have only had Spotify for a few weeks and have already found three artists new to me that I like. I also use last.fm and have found some great stuff using that as well. I am always looking out for new music.
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• United States
12 Sep 09
I've heard of Spotify but never tried it. I might have to give it a try too. Thanks.
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I use YouTube, Pandora, Itunes Genius, movies/tv, and friend recommendations. What I use the most though is my favorite band websites. Sometimes the people my bands listen to are awesome and then sometimes I find people talking about singers in the forums. I have found a lot of new music through that, but some I have found through the sites I listed first.
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