Your method for discovering great music.

I'm in a slump. It has been a while since I've discovered new music that I really like. And when I say "new" I mean new to me. Maybe even rediscovered would count as new.

I do not have a method. I usually stumble into new music that I like. I also don't have loads of hours to sort through tons of stuff I don't like. Plus I find that random sort of pursuit to be frustrating and unrewarding most of the time.

Amazon Music had half decent 'recommended for you' lists but I don't recall if that ever paid off. I use Qobuz now which sucks in that particular department.

I've found a few bands that I like from recommendations here at Audiogon but I have not been here much lately.

So I'm curious as to how some of you approach that search for great music that is either actually new, new to you or rediscovered.


I have found quite a bit of new music (and older music) from Spotify---once a week I see a new list on my Release Radar and Discover Weekly charts. 

I go to pick a category or search.  Lots of indie bands trying to get there music out plus remastered mainstream music. Then I search them on my amazon hd.

I search one online using Apple Music, using Old blues artists and then search on their more popular songs.  For example, Howling Wolf wrote Smokestack Lightening and many artists covered it.  I listened to a variety of the.  The same with Woodstock, searched on that song.  Eva Cassidy has an amazing version.

Ian attention to the favorites of others who have similar musical tastes to my own to mine their preferences.   It makes for an interesting journey.

Every Friday Tidal has new cuts for me, I don’t alway find a new great artist, but likely every second week. Streaming is fantastic. New this week, Anne Ash.

A hi end streamer is Critical to any audio system for me.