Discovering New Music!
Tired of the same old music?
Sometimes the music you listen to gets... well, kind of "old", doesn't it? I know the feeling. My music collection is almost 3,000 songs, but I just love discovering new artists and songs. I'm just going to share some websites that I use to discover new music.
Spotify is quickly rising up to become one of the best music players that exist. You can listen to practically any song and build up playlists. If you buy premium you can listen to these songs offline and enjoy them without advertisements. The social features of Spotify include seeing what your friends listen to, sharing songs with friends, and even listening with them with some apps. Spotify is free, so you should really give it a try.
SoundCloud is my favorite of all music sites; I've discovered so much new music through here, and I've even meet some artists by talking to them through comments. SoundCloud really brings out some great social features with it's music player and is popular for many new and upcoming artists trying to get their music out.
Grooveshark is similar to Spotify in many ways, but is a web player and not a downloaded app. You can browse millions of songs, and if you can't find what you are looking for, you can upload it. You can build up your playlists and change the theme to personalize the site. I've used Grooveshark for countless hours and really enjoy it.
We all remember the hayday of Myspace, right? Well, PureVolume rose up in MySpace's demise. It's a very clean, organized website where artists can upload their music and tag it so people can easily find it based on genre and location.
The features of PureVolume include playlists, likes, favorite bands (which also sets you to follow them for updates), messaging, and other general social features. Artist profiles are very clean, but lack customization like Myspace... which isn't all-together a bad thing. An artist can upload videos, pictures, event dates, etc. Below the menu is the artist profile picture and music player, genre tags (which are very nice), description, and comment box.
Their advanced search allows you to narrow down exactly what music you like, which makes searching for new bands on PureVolume easy.