Call it nostalgia, call it wistfulness, call it what you will: sometimes we just need to find a new banger or two. We tend to create our musical identity very early on, and tend not to grow much musically beyond adolescence and early adulthood. In fact, one of our favorite streaming services Deezer was able to perform a study of 5, participants to determine the average point where people tend to stop expanding their music horizons.
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Uhhrrr 6 months ago. Rather than subjecting oneself to the whims of recommendation engines and random people, I recommend starting with the artists you like: -Find out who they've toured with - this is one of the strongest signals possible -Find out who produced their albums, and check out other albums produced by those folks -See if people in their band s have released their own work -Read interviews to find out who their influences are and who they like currently -If they're on a small, focused label Amphetamine Reptile, Elephant 6 , go listen to their labelmates. This doesn't get me out of my bubble. I'm a huge fan of cheesy synthwave and would have never known had Trevor Something - Death Dream not been a freeleech pick on w. Not necessarily - a lot of musicians listen to stuff which is not obviously similar. But yes, if you really want unexpected paths, you have to just keep your ear to the ground. The way I discovered I liked Goa music was that I randomly clicked on it while surfing Shoutcast 15 years ago. EDIT: of course the disadvantage is that you have to sort through a lot of chaff.
In the pre-internet dark ages, finding a new band or singer to obsess over required time and effort. But as streaming and other technological gifts have disrupted everything in our culture, the way we discover new music and artists has become easier. Streaming For artists, playlists are paramount.
There are so many options for musicians and bands to host music online nowadays. For example, some websites focus primarily on selling tracks, while others are more about building a community. Many of them seamlessly integrate with personal websites, which saves you time, helps you streamline your promotional and sales efforts, and allows you to keep all of your stats in one place.