Discovering music online is not as easy as it sounds. You can’t just go to Google and type out ‘amazing jazz music’ and expect to find the best. The search results will turn up, of course, but the question is whether or not you’ll actually like any of it.
Thankfully, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are tons of apps for discovering music that could help you figure out if you prefer a certain new genre or help you discover a new band from the other side of the planet.
Here is a list of the best online platforms and mobile apps for discovering new music:
Music from friends
What better way to see if you like some sort music than to compare your playlist to that of your friends. The internet has made experiments like these completely possible and now your network can help you find the best new bands.
Statistically speaking, you are more likely to like a certain type of music simply because your friends are into it. So with the big data capabilities of social media, we can now try out a sample of a buddy’s playlist.
Apps such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio have, of course, set the benchmark in this sphere. They’ve established platforms that are used by more people and this makes it more likely that your friends are on the same platform as you.
There is a problem with this – your social media may seem over crowded. Having a list of every single track every single friend is playing was a horrible idea for your facebook homepage and now some major labels have started to rein it in.
But there are platforms like SoudTracking and Soundwave Music Discovery that will allow you to sneak a peek at what people are listening to anyway.