Looking for some new music to lose yourself in this weekend? Look no further. Each year, NPR’s All Songs Considered team puts together a 100-song playlist for the South By Southwest music festival, and it never fails to deliver new artists and genres.
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Certain moods need soundtracks. When you’re sad, or excited, or making out, a certain kind of music can elevate the experience and lend a grandiose, cinematic quality to your life.
If you have particular music tastes, playing one of Spotify’s prefab playlists doesn’t scratch that itch. You want a custom playlist, first crafted in a few minutes, then honed over years. Here are the five playlists you should prepare for yourself.
Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker's publisher Gizmodo Media Group, and some of my own habits. Some are obvious, some bizarre, some embarrassing, but they have all helped people find their new favourite song, or even their favourite band.
If you live for great new music, we've already highlighted Noon Pacific's great weekly playlists, filled with new tunes to enjoy. If that's not enough for you, the service just launched a daily music subscription, where each day you'll get a text with a great new track to listen to. Here's how it works.
Android: Noon Pacific is one of our favourite music services. Every week you get fresh, new music in a curated playlist delivered right to your phone or mailbox. Its Android app just got a huge update too, one that's worth a look.
Web/Android/iOS: Lots of services try to predict music you'll love with algorithms, and others have an entirely human touch, but Wonder.fm combines both in a visually good-looking way. The result is a webapp you can sit back and stream all day, and mobile apps that work anywhere. Best of all, it's all free.
Web/Android/iOS: Noted.fm (formerly called Nusiki), is already a great way to find new music, but now you can follow a ton of music blogs, from popular to niche, to discover even more. One click and you can enjoy hot tracks from the likes of Pitchfork and Fuzzy Logic -- all tailored to the music you like.
Web/Android/iOS: New music is easy to find, but if you want to hear what people think is good, you'll need to go somewhere they actually choose and post songs they want other people to listen to. Nusiki is a service designed just for that -- for you to share the songs you love, and discover other great tracks too.