Tagged With music discovery

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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.

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If you ever listen to AM/FM radio and wonder why all the stations play the same songs over and over, there's actually a very simple answer. Like many things, it has to do with advertising, money and getting as many ears on your station as possible so you can deliver the former and make the latter.

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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.

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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.