Music is the one thing which connects with everyone. If I had a choice, I would permanently attach an earphone in my head and listen to songs continuously all day. Listening to music we like sends our body into overdrive. There is an overdose of emotions of all kinds. It’s just the best thing in the world. The one thing which I found quite difficult was to find new music I love regularly. I’m like the one who listens to songs from everyone and not just from a handful of artists and bands. If you are like me who wants to discover new songs regularly and are not shy of listening to indie and off-beat songs, then this article is for you.
Here is the list of 10 websites and apps from where you can find, listen and love new songs.
It’s basically a big and attractively made playlist database site. It is present for both desktop and handheld devices which make it even better. The music playlist is made by renowned artists and DJs and music lovers like yourself. Here you will find the playlist for any occasion or mood, and this flexibility is bound to get you some new tunes to set on repeat.
You know how eCommerce websites show us our favorite products by keeping a look on our cookies and what things we see online? Well, Last.fm does the same thing but this time, just for our music. This website gathers the information of the songs you listen to online and makes a compilation of all the recommended tracks.
- Paul Lester’s Band of the Week
The site’s title might throw you off a bit in thinking that the site is made by one person only, but don’t underestimate its power. Paul Lester is a world-renowned music critic from the newspaper daily Guardian and his frequent updates on the best band of the day/week is worth giving a listen to. It is sure to make your day and keep you ahead is the latest music scene among your friends.
Twitter is quite a big place, and most of it is still undiscovered to a lot of people. It is not just a social media platform where you can only post or read 140 characters. It is one of the unique and bizarre places to find some information you didn’t know you needed. Once you start following one or two people who are active in the music industry and try to build on those two people, you will come across a lot of new songs, artists, bands and albums.
- Neon Gold
The artistic and bold look of Neon Gold makes it an awesome site just for the design, but it’s the collection of music that Neon Gold has which makes it so much better. There is no hassle in finding a new song. The homepage itself has videos of some songs which you can give a quick listen.
Bandcamp is great because here, the artists put up their songs on their own for others to listen and buy. Which means that there is never a shortage of new music to nod your neck to or new bands to follow. Here you will find a discover section where you can view the best songs, artists, and recommendations according to your likeness.
Gnoosic is like an online bot.It will ask you some questions to know which bands you like and what kind of music floats your boat. It will then compare your information with others who liked the same music as you. Based on this Intel, it will suggest songs which you will definitely like. It has a more immersive interface so the more info you will provide it, the more refined its result will be.
Noted is a fairly new site but has the potential to become a real powerhouse. That’s because here, the users are the top critics who choose and recommend songs. You can share new music you find on other websites like YouTube and others. The more music you share or like, the more the site will know about you and will recommend better songs.
CMU is more of a music site than a music store. Complete Music Update has an army of dedicated bloggers who find new stories about music from around the world and post them on the website in a Reddit fashion. It may not directly play the song for you in some cases, but it will surely keep you up to date on what’s happening on the music scene.
- Music Reviews
It may be a clichéd way to discover new music but since there are people who are reviewing music still means that it is effective even now. There is no saying in what you can find once you stumble upon a place where there are just music lovers like you, reviewing songs for you and making it easy for you to shortlist some songs from the vast options present out there.
These are a little offbeat destination to find new music online. The like of obvious contenders like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Pandora have not been considered.