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How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same songs I alrea

lflegg
Music Fan

I don't understand why I have to press NEXT SONG 10 times after every new song, in order to avoid hearing the same old stuff repeatedly

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Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

Rock Star 5
Rock Star 5

Hi @lflegg

Daily mixes mostly contain music from your library with a new song here and there, so basically be mostly old stuff.

Discover weekly though should contain mostly songs you have not listen. But you should venture a little bit outside Spotify algorithms and they will become more useful in the future. Here are a couple of suggestions I tend to use:

  • Follow the playlists of popular magazines like Rolling Stones, Pitchfork, and NPR.
  • http://everynoise.com/ - It's built by one of Spotify engineers and contains all music genres available and each has autogenerated playlists.
  • https://www.lbl.fm/ - I recently discovered this and it allows you to browse the catalog by music labels and build playlists based on their releases. Since labels usually sign similar artists its great to find new stuff this way.
  • http://forgotify.com/ - listen to songs never played on Spotify
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/spotify/ - Reddit about Spotify with a lot of user playlists posted each day.

Just listen to some new stuff and add what you like to playlists. Spotify will start to recommend better stuff eventually.

Have a nice day :)

 

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Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

Rock Star 5
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Hi @lflegg

Daily mixes mostly contain music from your library with a new song here and there, so basically be mostly old stuff.

Discover weekly though should contain mostly songs you have not listen. But you should venture a little bit outside Spotify algorithms and they will become more useful in the future. Here are a couple of suggestions I tend to use:

  • Follow the playlists of popular magazines like Rolling Stones, Pitchfork, and NPR.
  • http://everynoise.com/ - It's built by one of Spotify engineers and contains all music genres available and each has autogenerated playlists.
  • https://www.lbl.fm/ - I recently discovered this and it allows you to browse the catalog by music labels and build playlists based on their releases. Since labels usually sign similar artists its great to find new stuff this way.
  • http://forgotify.com/ - listen to songs never played on Spotify
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/spotify/ - Reddit about Spotify with a lot of user playlists posted each day.

Just listen to some new stuff and add what you like to playlists. Spotify will start to recommend better stuff eventually.

Have a nice day :)

 

jsannnRock Star 5
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Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

ariellescohen1
Regular

Daily mixes usually contain familiar music with a bit of new songs. However, the top charts on Browse are usually a good way to see what’s trending. 

Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

lflegg
Music Fan

Thanks, but I rarely enjoy mainstream pop / chart music.

I also am concerned by any music streaming service that centralising more spotlight where there's already one, as it drives out new and less mainstream music.

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Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

Gordar
Newbie

HI I can recommend for you to check out my playlist, a big part of them contain underground/unknown music

https://open.spotify.com/user/1110619807?si=Pg5mQI2HRfOQjlOav2gVKA

I also recommend you to check out this sites
indie folk radio
everynoise.com

artist-explorer.glitch.me

forgotify.com

Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

small44
Casual Listener

daily.bandcamp is a blog that suggest artists without algorithms unlike algorithms you can find artists with extreamly different style.

Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

saucegoddess
Regular

Hey,

 

One way that I like to find new songs is by using third party applications that recommend music. If I’m not doing that, usually I’ll search a song that I do like on Spotify itself, and I’ll allow the radio to just play, saving my favorites. That way, the songs don’t repeat, at least not for me.

 

Try listening to the playlists Spotify makes for you that are not Daily Mixes, such as “Discover Weekly” or “Release Radar”. Usually there are some really good songs there.

 

One huge way I find new music is by looking (on my PC/laptop) at what my friends are listening to, or listening to their playlists. If you don’t follow your friends on Spotify or don’t like their music taste, etc, try searching up random keywords and you’ll find other people’s playlists. I found some great new artists by doing that.

 

Let me know if you still need help.

Re: How to *actually* discover NEW music? "Discover"/daily/weekly mixes just play the same

Spotywakeup
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