Spice up your day and mood with 20 fantastic new songs. But finding music that appeals to you could be stressful. Apart from Last.fm and Pandora, other tools can help us find cool new music.
Some of them just expose daily musical goodies; others make recommendations based on your very own preferences; and others take the web interactivity even further.
Explore the best 20 fantastic new songs and ways to discover them in a Web 2.0 world. Find below 20 fantastic new music tools:
20 fantastic new songs
Enjoy the best of music through these under-listed 20 fantastic new music tools and ways to discover the music that appeals to you more.
My favorite method to discover new music is listening to the audio stream (a live music stream from more than 60 clubs from all over the world, including DJ sets and parties), and when I hear a nice track, I tag it with Shazam (explained below) to find out what tune it is. [Twitter] or X
Shazam gives instant satisfaction for those times when you want to know the song that is playing, learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately, or simply share your discovery with your friends. A similar project for PC is Midomi.
- The Filter
The Filter The Filter, the vision of Peter Gabriel, is a discovery experience that filters the world of online entertainment and information, personalizing it in a way that reflects an individual’s tastes and moods through unique algorithms. It gathers your listening history through an iTunes plug-in. [twitter] or X
- Taste Kid
Taste Kid, an emo version of The Filter and such, explores your taste by suggesting similar or related music (artists, bands), movies, and books based on what you like. So be it! [twitter] or X
- The Hype Machine
The Hype Machine monitors hundreds of blogs for new music, collecting the MP3 links in a massive library of songs that you can favorite, adding to your dashboard, and then playing like a radio. Another cool feature is the blog music zeitgeist. Twitter]
- Pitchfork Media pitchfork
Pitchfork is a daily blog devoted to music criticism, news, and artist interviews. Its focus is on independent music, but the range of genres covered extends to electronic, pop, hip-hop, dance, folk, jazz, and experimental music. The Pitchfork influence is often compared with NME‘s.
Stereogum, a leading online outlet for indie and alternative music, news, reviews, and gossip, regularly features unknown artists who go on to become mainstream sensations. [twitter]
- Live Plasma liveplasma
Made public in 2005, Liveplasma is a new way to broaden your cultural horizons according to your taste in music and movies. Look for your favorite bands, music, or directors to obtain a map that details other potential interests.
It limits each review to a single line and allows users to rate those reviews up or down using the Up or Down buttons. The daily selection of Musebin is a good mix of old and fresh music albums. [Twitter] or X
- Blipprblipper: Mr. Blippr gives us a really easy way to discover, talk about, and organize great music through very short reviews. They also host movies, books, and application reviews, so imagine the same thing extended to everything. [Twitter] or X
Imeem is an online community where artists, fans, and friends can promote their content, share their tastes, and discover blogs, photos, music, and videos. The core engineers came from Napster (the pioneering file-sharing service). [Twitter] or X
With Deezer, you can listen to your favorite songs for free, create unlimited playlists, and share songs with the embedded players. Something like last.FM where you have the option to listen to the desired tracks. [tweeter]
Songza is a web search engine that finds and plays music files on the internet. Unlike other streaming services, users explicitly search for individual files to play, rather than an automatically generated playlist they cannot control. [tweeter]
If you love Twitter and you like listening to new music, then you should try Blip.fm. The service allows you to make a stream of your recently discovered songs and to subscribe to the Blip feeds of your friends. [Twitter] or X
- The Sixty Onesixtyone1
Sixty One is a music discovery game that rewards those who help others listen to good new music. Also, new artists can add their music to the sixty-one in a process that’s fast and simple. [Twitter] or X
- One Llamaonellama
One Llama is a music discovery and playlist-sharing site with a Flash app that lets you explore live-related radio playlists. You just type the name of an artist or band, and you get a big list of radio stations that usually play songs by that artist.
- If you type in the name of a musician you dig, it will tell you what other artists you’re statistically most likely to dig. We dig.
Upcoming gigs in your town in a Spotify playlist
- JangoInternet radio that plays what you want.
- SoundCloud music was uploaded and commented on by artists and fans. Highly interactive listening process. [Twitter] Or XAnd Cherry Peel, the democratic music revolution.