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Where do you discover new music to listen to?

Blanket Jackson

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WFMU is free form, with a little something for everyone and a lot for somebody else. Good for stretching the limits.

Also, find yourself a good non-chain coffee shop in your area, where they let the kids behind the bar play what they want off their iPods. The more bohemian the place, the better chance of finding some good new stuff. Down here in Brooklyn there's one every block or two, and most of the staffs (is that a word?) are musicians or artists.
 

speakerjones

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Various message boards in the "recommend me some new music" threads, Pandora.com, college radio, online retailers ("if you like this, than try this..."), occasionally myspace, and musician friends.

Limbo, CT...is that in the northwest corner?
 

Blanket Jackson

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Limbo, CT...is that in the northwest corner?
The NW corner of CT is more like Heaven, as I recall. Used to run a 10K in Kent in late October (Pumpkin Run) -- the hills, the colors, the hawks, the streams ... wish I was there now!
 

ImmortalSix

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Pandora

Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more - close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
I would say I have bought at least 10 albums in the past year from artists I had never head of. Pandora is 100% responsible for each of those purchases.
 

Michael McG

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I often track down music that players I enjoy are involved in. Hearing Marc Ribot with Plant & Krauss led me to more of his Tom Waits work, solo material, the T Bone Burnett record he was on, the documentary about him, and so on.
 

bgl

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i've sure been enjoying sirius xm since getting it a few months ago. plenty of stuff on their that i'm NOT nuts about, but the variety is pretty cool. well worth it for 10 bucks a month...
 

baxen

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I've discovered lots of music I was unaware of right here on TGP. The fact that most posts about a artist usually include a Youtube clip make it very easy to discover new to you talent.
 
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Sound Hound Lounge (maybe about a third of what gets posted here). I also rely on word of mouth outside this forum.
 

speakerjones

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The NW corner of CT is more like Heaven, as I recall. Used to run a 10K in Kent in late October (Pumpkin Run) -- the hills, the colors, the hawks, the streams ... wish I was there now!
We obviously have different ideas of heaven! :) JK, it really is a beautiful area. I spend quite a bit of time up there for work. Some of those little towns up there really are in limbo though with Main Streets that look the same as they did 60 years ago!
 

rob2001

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Cool TV. Seriously. I'm not sure if it's nationwide, but my local NBC TV station has sub-stations and one is called CoolTV. It's sort of like VH1. They play an awesome mix of old classic vids, older artists live DVD stuff, current pop and there are ALWAYS a bands I've never heard or seen on there.
 




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