Top Ten Best Resources for Discovering New Music

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1TheTopTens

Not even being biased here. I only knew the popular bands like Sabbath, Dio, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead, Big 4, etc. Through this site I discovered an entire world of metal, punk, and so much more. - ryanrimmel

Song samples from iTunes is pure genius. - Metal_Treasure

2Spotify

You can find other peoples playlists, and the related artists tab under a certain band will give you some good similar bands. - ryanrimmel

3FriendsFriends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

Me and my friends sometimes make lists of bands to check out and exchange them. It's a great way. - ryanrimmel

4YouTubeYouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.

Some people like Jared Dines expose underground bands, and under related videos you can find new bands.
Channels exist that specialize in exposing underground music. Like Stoned Meadow of Doom (Stoner/Sludge/Doom Metal, Psych/Garage/Stoner Rock) - ryanrimmel

I run Stoned Meadow Of Doom and it is a huge channel with over 50,000 subs now. I love it!

5Reddit

I'm not a huge redditer, but you can easily find lots of obscure bands through reddit users - ryanrimmel

6Metal Injection

They have lists and stories that will expose bands, whether you know them or not to you. - ryanrimmel

7Metal Archives

You can find pretty much any heavy metal band that ever existed on this site. - ryanrimmel

8SoundCloud

It's like YouTube - you can listen for free with no registration but you can also create an account, buy songs/albums directly from the site, follow a musician, take part in discussions, forums, like/dislike songs, etc. There's also a related tracks tab.

Unlike YouTube, only music artists can upload music (their own music) on SoundCloud and for that reason the sound quality is better than on YouTube (on average). SoundCloud is the professional version of YouTube - bands upload their own songs and usually entire albums.

The best part is that very often bands allow you to LEGALLY DOWNLOAD their tracks FOR FREE (usually mp3 format). It's really easy - just click on the 'download' button (where available) and the song goes to your computer for seconds. Registration not required for the free download but you have more rights if you have an account.

Another advantage of SoundCloud is that billions of new, underground, indie music artists upload their songs on this site. - Metal_Treasure

9Google Search

A quick Google search can and will expose you to a whole new world of music. - ryanrimmel

10Heavy Metal Television (on Internet)

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11NightmareRecords

I like this site - it champions prog and power metal: videos, links, news, reviews, previews, new bands, upcoming shows. You can also buy CDs directly from the site (online store) - there are good deals all the time. This is a very intelligent site run by a metal musician. - Metal_Treasure

12Wikipedia
13Remixes

This is how I found a lot of my favorite artists. - RiverClanRocks

14Yahoo! Questions
15iTunes
16WhoSampled
17VGMdb
18SMS Power
19Video Games
20Last.fm
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