The hills are alive

When I was at the Great Ann Arbor Mix Swap¹ Friday night, someone asked me where I find out about new artists or new music. This is what I've come up with so far (in the order that I thought of them just now):

How do you find new music?

¹ Highly recommended - there will be another one in September.

srah - Monday, 22 August 2005 - 12:32 PM

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gravatar chrispy - August 22, 2005 - 1:27 PM -

You and me is neighbors on it, I reckon. Just check out what your neighbors are listening to. Or search for your favorite artists, see who else has them listed, listen to what else they have.

Or just ask me what to listen to.

gravatar marie b. - August 22, 2005 - 5:01 PM -

The Boy's music collection is immense, so i usually pick up a couple new artists in there.

gravatar Cari - August 22, 2005 - 9:42 PM -

I always talk to my Bro about music since he gets new stuff at the daily. And my friend who works for warner music. And now my dad who is obsessed with iTunes knows all the latest music.

gravatar Allison - August 23, 2005 - 2:22 AM -

For new music...?

The (free) library, multiple DJ contacts, soundtracks, friends, family, radio, and internet.

gravatar Maine - August 23, 2005 - 9:03 AM -

Yahoo's Launchcast.

You go there and sign up to create your own personalized station. You rate artists, songs and albums on a 100 point scale, and the system starts streaming music to you based on your own ratings.

The nice thing is that it also reads your ratings and plays music that it believes you would like based on your ratings. I listen to it all day at work, and yesterday, I discovered a new song that I never knew I liked:

Higher Ground by The Feelies

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