Last Updated: June 28, References. To create this article, 38 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed 28, times. Learn more Have you reached a point where you've listened to that album or song just a few too many times and are ready for something different? There are so many genres of music and new artists and albums, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to search for new music, or it can just be difficult to know where to start. There are also numerous music websites, apps, and services that allow you to listen to music for free, but by visiting just a few sites, you should be able to find new music that you love. Every day at wikiHow, we work hard to give you access to instructions and information that will help you live a better life, whether it's keeping you safer, healthier, or improving your well-being. Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world.
Do you want to find new music, or are you hooked on a feeling?
Old music wasn’t better, you were just younger
It's easy to get stuck in a music rut. That go-to iTunes playlist or Pandora station will probably do the trick, but with so much great music out there, why settle for the same old favorites? The infinite catalog of music, new and old, is a both a blessing and a curse. While music fans unfortunately have to accept that they will never be able to listen to every band, album or song, retreating to the comfort of your personal music library is no way to find your next favorite artist. Spotify 's latest curation features, Browse and Discover , are a push in the right direction, and Rdio integrates music discovery into its top-notch app with subtle recommendations from listeners in your network placed all over the player.
Find New Music Using These 4 Methods
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. Unfortunately, that age hovered around 27 years and 11 months. The truth of the matter is that music composition, construction, and instrumentation has never been more diverse, technically complex, or better recorded than at any point in history. So what does this have to do with finding new music? In a similar vein, you probably hate a lot of the music your exes liked if you had a bad breakup—or love a song that you absolutely nailed at karaoke. If you want to chase a feeling, you need to be able to have that feeling in the first place. This is probably why your workout mix is so different than the rest of your music library.
A great way to start is to discover new music is think about what you already listen to, and find music that is similar. Find an artist you like on Wikipedia, and then find out what other bands some of the members are in. So I go to the Peeping Tom Wikipedia page. I see that Mike Patton is a member of this band, so I click on his name. Here it shows me all of the bands that he is involved in. I now know bands that Mike Patton not only likes, but was willing to be a part of or even start himself. You can do this with almost any band. Most artists that are prolific are involved in many side projects, so you can immediately expand your music library without much effort, and you can do this for every member of a band. There are a buttload of websites that will automatically help you find music that is similar to what you already listen to. No work required, unlike those complex Wikipedia steps I had above.