Friday, July 27, 2012

Best Resources For Finding New Music Online

When it comes to finding new music, the Internet is a virtual treasure trove, with a seemingly limitless supply of new and established artists, hidden gems and struggling and fledgling artists that are on the cusp of stardom. Here are some excellent legal resources to help you find more music to add to your collection:

Technically, Pandora is a free internet radio site, but look a little deeper and you'll find much more than that. From the main page, you'll be asked to type in your favorite music artist. Then a radio playlist is generated that includes your favorite artist as well as similar artists that Pandora believes you would like. They chonse similar artists by matching up the rhythm, lyrics, harmonies, melodies and just about every other aspect of your favorite artist's songs and then selects more artists and songs based on that analysis. The result is a very customized playlist that likely includes many artists that you haven't heard of, yet will very likely be of interest to you. Pandora continues to refine the playlist even as you are listening to your customized radio station, by letting you give a thumbs up or thumbs down to each song. If you're looking for new music, Pandora is a great place to start.