So you want to be a hipster, eh?

Just kidding. I just threw the term in the title to boost my article’s views.

 

I am not trying to start a debate about the true definition of a hipster because obviously that would get out of hand. If that’s what you’re looking for though, check out this blog.

I am, however, going to share some tips about finding new music. This process, as many of you know, is commonly practiced by many hipsters–but that doesn’t mean you have to be or will be a hipster if you start practicing it too!

I love discovering new bands/songs on my own because it gives me the opportunity to listen to a variety of different genres.

Also, when I choose to download a song it’s because I truly enjoy it, not because the media suggested that I should. I download music that I enjoy listening to because it inspires me.

 

A lot of people want to find good music, but they usually don’t know how to go about it.

Here a few of my suggestions to help:

Using Spotify alone is great, but it’s apps are free & incredible!

Some apps that I use are: Rolling Stone Recommends, Pitchfork, Sound Drop, and We are Hunted [my favorite]

See the header image of this article as reference 

  • Go to HypeM and from this blog, discover others

 In order to download tracks & find other blogs, click the “First posted on..” link at the bottom of each song posted.

  • Definitely check out Music Ninja, an awesome site that makes the downloading process simple & easy

To download: right click the link of a song posted, save to your desktop, then drag your saved song(s) into a playlist on iTunes

  • Start keeping a record of all the songs you listen to with Last.fm
  • Want to browse through more blogs? Visit shuffle.fm and view thousands.
  • Keep your browsing up to date with Elbows, a site that uses data from thousands of blogs and rates trending artists/songs making fan favorites available to you
There are so many other sites that offer great music and suggestions but I hope my little list can provide the fundamentals for your future music endeavors!
P.S. If you make some new playlists and you’re down to share, find me on Spotify! 

Answers to Comment(s):

@Stella: 
Hi! I appreciate your comment, and think I can answer it.
You should try the site: http://www.lyrster.com/
All you need to do is input any words or phrases from a song, and Lyrster’s search engine will present you with a few song options.
If you don’t have a specific song in mind, and want to find a range of songs played from the radio, try googling the radio station you were listening to and find their website.
Many radio website post the songs that they have played, and the corresponding times it/they were played.
Lastly, if you have an iPhone, download the application “Shazam”.
The next time you listen to the radio and hear a good song, just hold Shazam towards your car’s speaker.
Shazam only needs about 10 seconds of audio input for song recognition. After this time, Shazam will give you the song name & other information about it.
If you don’t have an iPhone, you should search the Application Store for your device. I am sure that you can find a similar app there!
Hope this helps:)