Oops! Click Regenerate Content below to try generating this section again.
- You follow the groups.
- You join the groups.
- Your search for something, anything that catches your eye.
- You listen to a song and figure out who it’s by.
- You subscribe to a podcast or two.
- You go to aggregators, find your favorite artists and follow them on sites like Last—FM, Spotify, and more.
- A little bit of inspiration here and there can help you figure out music
You follow the groups.
You can follow a group on social media, or you can follow them on a website. The groups will be more active if they have a lot of members, so if you see few posts in your feed, it may be worth looking at other channels like Facebook Groups. If you’re on Reddit, there are plenty of user-run forums where people share music recommendations (I recommend checking out /r/indieheads—it’s one of my favorite places to discover new artists).
You join the groups.
If you want to discover new music and pop culture, joining a group is the way to go.
Your search for something, anything that catches your eye.
The best way to discover new music and pop culture are to search for something that catches your eye. If you’re looking for something popular, try searching keywords like “new music” or “new album.” If you want something out of the ordinary, try searching keywords like “bleak piano ballad,” which will give you plenty of options in this genre.
You listen to a song and figure out who it’s by.
You listen to a song or two. And then you figure out who it’s by.
You listen to a song and figure out what it’s about.
You listen to a song and figure out what it’s about, but you have yet to learn the name of it (or at least not yet).
You subscribe to a podcast or two.
A podcast, also known as an audio file that you can download and listen to, is a type of media that’s often free. Podcasts are great because they allow you to listen while driving or doing other activities where your phone would be annoying if it were playing music.
There are many benefits to subscribing to podcasts! You’ll learn about new music, watch videos from your favorite artists and comedians (and sometimes even get transcripts), and learn about cultural events in the news without spending any money on new CDs or downloads!
How do I subscribe? You can find out how here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MusicPodcasts.
You go to aggregators, find your favorite artists and follow them on sites like Last—FM, Spotify, and more.
Aggregators are a great way to discover music. You can find your favorite artists on aggregators and follow them on sites like Last—FM, Spotify, and more.
A little bit of inspiration here and there can help you figure out music
Listening to various genres is essential when looking for music to enjoy. This will help you learn more about different styles and artists so that when someone asks your opinion on a song or album they’ve never heard before, you’ll have some context with which they can make an informed judgment.
It’s also worth noting that while we tend not to think of ourselves as being objective when we’re listening—we always have our own biases at play—it’s still possible for someone who is trying hard not to be influenced by something else in their life (like say their mood) or other factors outside themselves which might affect their judgmental abilities at times nonetheless!