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Spotify is an excellent means of discovering new music based on similar artists and genres. They have a "tab" that is dedicated to discovering new music based on everything you listen to. However, even though they allow you to download music onto your phone (for offline listening,) this is not an official copy of the song/album. As far as storing and ...


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I'll be honest; in my advanced age I no longer care about "hard copies". Mainly because I've moved my vast vinyl collection (approx. 5,000 pieces) several times and it sucks. So, now I store it on external HDs. if one ever dies, I'll just download the stuff since I've already paid for it. My preferred method of finding new stuff is Pandora. Every band ...


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I'm using Apple Music for digital music on the go - and for discovery. The 'for you' tab is by far the best recommendation feature among the streaming services IMO (and I've been through both Spotify, deezer, rdio and tidal). I suggest downloading the hype machine app and listen through their charts for new music. It's also a good way to discover which ...


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There is no definitive answer to this question because in most case, the answer would be "it depends". Exact numbers are obscure and depend on the artist, the selling platform, negociations... nothing is disclosed. However, the most plausible answer I could suggest, is to go on the artist website and choose the selling service that is upper on the list (I ...


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I'm with you, I'm still invested in my personally curated "collection," and have an antipathy to algorithmic services like Spotify and Pandora. I continue to discover a fair amount of music through the old fashioned pathways --the radio and friends/acquaintances. However, the most productive new-tech source of music I've found is Amazon.com's free music ...


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This seems like a purely opinion based question. But it's a fun one. And interesting. These days, I get exposed to 'new music' that I like in a few different ways: Radio. Believe it or not, radio is still a thing. :) I still have a few select ratio stations from around the country (and world) that I stream where I trust (or at least, agree with) the DJs ...


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As for collecting and storing music, I nowadays only buy vinyls, and preferably LP's. I only buy albums which I like and that I know I will listen to frequently. So how do I discover new music? Jasper mentions spotify, which is the streaming service I use. What I want to add from Jasper's answer is the pretty new feature Discover Weekly. It is a two hour ...


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I search for songs on SoundCloud based on a genre I like. There's surprisingly a lot of good stuff on there, ranging from apocalyptic music (such as Maxim Zhdanov) to dubstep/middle-eastern fusion (such as Beats Antique) and so on. I also find quite a bit of good video game music remixes on OverClocked ReMix. They have a whole judging panel who evaluate ...


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Try holding down shift whenever you insert the CD, this temporarily disable any autorun and should keep any background processes on the disk from running.


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There are many popular songs that suggest from Youtube and you can also find pop songs from Billboard or something like that.


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