Thursday, January 05, 2012

Music streaming or otherwise

The article that started this thought is ancient by any standard, but I remembered it when I was looking for more music recently.  There is the standards of course with Pandora, and for me Slacker, Turntable.fm, Last.fm, straight up youtube and vevo, tumblr (if you follow someone that posts music often) ect.  Most of this just promotes what is popular, and doesn't really help you with "discovery"  The article mentions Soundcloud which has come on like gangbusters since the article was written, it mentions the now defunct but previously awesome LaLa.

My trouble is I feel like I'm in a funk.  Radio top 40 BS isn't doing it for me, and most of my streaming services either don't really help with discovery or are so fine tuned that very few new songs come up.  I follow a very select few indie music blogs, but they are either loosing steam for interests elsewhere, or have gone defunct in the case of Woxy.  My slacker radio station has turned into a Manchester Orchestra fan station (the seed artist was the Dead Weather) and it's only Manchester Orchestra because I had to ban The Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's.  Don't get me wrong I love Karen O (seriously check out the Immigrant Song cover she did with Trent Reznor for that movie coming out soon), but she can be super annoying after like 6 songs in a single listening session.

Anything really stoking your fires lately?  Also for giggles if you accidentally search for radeo because you're tired and cannot type it gives you interesting results.

12 comments:

  1. Interesting post!

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  2. I use Last.fm because I got on the tiny bandwagon years ago. I still like it.

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  3. When you said the article that started this thought was ancient I thought: 50's 60's? Not 2009!

    I can't help you with finding new music but thanks for leading me to some with the immigrant song cover! Listening to it now and its great!

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  4. Meh I listen too mostly oldies.. No help here.. :P

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  5. Most music I listen to are music that nobody around me knew or have heard before. They even think I'm weird for listening to music that isn't in the Top 100 chart.

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  6. Here is a link you may enjoy:

    http://www.austin360.com/music/

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  7. Haha, the latest music which i listen to come from the nineties.. Sorry! :P

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  8. I listen to Pandora all the time.

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  9. Hating on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs? NOT COOL >:P

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  10. I mostly listen to electronic and find new music on soundcloud or internet radio stations like DI.FM but sounds like your music interest lies in different genre

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  11. Doom/Death Metal. \m/

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  12. I havent heard anything that moves me for awhile

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