4 Ways to Discover New Music
We can all fall into the habit of listening to the same music. If you are someone with a picky music taste, then it can be difficult to find a band or performer that you resonate with and so it makes sense to just keep listening to the music that you know you like, as a way to easily avoid disappointment.
However, if you listen to the same music repeatedly, you can start to get tired of it and even grow to hate it. The last thing that you want is to start to hate some of your favorite performers and so before you start to hate the music that you love, you should broaden your horizons and find another band that you enjoy.
If you do not regularly look for new music to listen to, then you may not know where to go to find new tracks to enjoy. Here are just some of the ways that you can discover new music.
Ask For Recommendations
It is likely that the friends that you have collected over the years have similar music tastes to you. People tend to gravitate toward people that share similar interests to them and so your friends might have some great music to share with you.
Simply shoot a couple of your friends a message and ask them what kind of music they recommend. People love to share what music they are listening to and so they might be more than happy to send you what they are currently listening to.
If you really want to explore new music, you could even ask your friend to put together a playlist of music that you have never listened to but may like. If your real-life friends don’t really share the same music taste as you, you could always ask your online friends for recommendations too.
Take a Look at Spotify Recommended
One of the best parts about having a Spotify subscription is that you are always recommended new playlists to try out. Spotify will take a look at all of the songs that you listen to and they will create playlists that are based on a number of factors.
They will make a playlist based on the songs from a certain decade that you listen to and they will also make playlists based on the genres that you enjoy. This is a great way to put all of the songs that you like into a place with songs that sound similar so that you have a lot of selection.
Not only will they make playlists for you, but they will also recommend playlists made by other people. I am really into house and Spotify recommended The Thrillsmusic playlist featuring the best house music of 2022 and without it, I may not have learned about all of the great new house music out.
Go to Gigs
Another brilliant way to learn about new music is by going to gigs. Gigs are a great way to discover bands that you may enjoy. If any bands that you like are touring, it is likely that they will have a support act with them that sound quite similar to them and you may really enjoy the music that the support act has to offer.
Have you ever been watching a movie and thought to yourself that all of the songs sound great? A lot of movie soundtracks are fantastic and so you may be able to use them to find music that you absolutely adore. If you have a favorite movie, take a quick look at Youtube and see if you can find the soundtrack for it.