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Old 12-07-2019, 12:33 PM   #1
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How often do you search for new music?

A lot of people just seem to stick to their favourite songs and artists or stick to a certain genre/type of music, and thus don't explore much. Also, I notice that a lot of people stop caring about searching for new music after a certain point. A guy in his early 40s told me once even something along these lines "once you're old enough, you've found enough music that will keep you entertained for the rest of your life". I guess that's a fair point, but I'm only 29 years old and have no idea if I'll feel the same way when I'm in my 40s.

I always like to discover new stuff. By "new" I don't mean necessarily recent stuff. Just stuff I had not heard before. It's easier than ever these days with places like Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp, etc. around. And since I pay for Spotify Premium and listen to music on my phone everyday, it would be a waste not to look for newer stuff to add to my rotation. So I'd say I search for new stuff on a weekly/monthly basis. I love music and I feel like I never have enough of it.

What about you?
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #2
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Sometimes. I guess we will never have groups in the future with the same popularity as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ABBA, and Queen.
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At this point for me, "new music" tends to mean when a band I've followed for a long time has a new album out.

The good thing about the modern music environment is that everything is so accessible and even grassroots performers have a shot at developing a following.

The bad thing about the modern music environment is that it's a chaotic market and there's no movement, no zeitgeist and no creative boom. Everything is happening in these small pockets and not much of it is exciting at all.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:10 PM   #4
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For the last couple of years, I just let YouTube recommend new music for me based on what I already listen to.

9/10 times, YouTube knows my tastes disturbingly well.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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At this point for me, "new music" tends to mean when a band I've followed for a long time has a new album out.

The good thing about the modern music environment is that everything is so accessible and even grassroots performers have a shot at developing a following.

The bad thing about the modern music environment is that it's a chaotic market and there's no movement, no zeitgeist and no creative boom. Everything is happening in these small pockets and not much of it is exciting at all.
I'm not aware of most post-2012 something music.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:43 PM   #6
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Sometimes. I guess we will never have groups in the future with the same popularity as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ABBA, and Queen.
It seems like what's very popular nowadays is rap music, EDM and club music in general and rnb. And ofc, pop music is popular as always.

Rock has been on a decline and metal seems to be dying a slow death. Once all of the legendary rock and metal bands finally hang it up or die I'm not sure they current generations will be able to fill in the void.

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At this point for me, "new music" tends to mean when a band I've followed for a long time has a new album out.

The good thing about the modern music environment is that everything is so accessible and even grassroots performers have a shot at developing a following.

The bad thing about the modern music environment is that it's a chaotic market and there's no movement, no zeitgeist and no creative boom. Everything is happening in these small pockets and not much of it is exciting at all.
Good point. It's also a lot easier to get lost in the shuffle. The market seems over-saturated. Plus, nowadays there's probably tons of teenagers and young adults all over the world trying to launch a music career, and statistically speaking, most won't achieve any success beyond playing at their local high school or something. And it's also much harder for people from lower populated nations with smaller economies and entertainment industries to make it big. Even a lot of decently well-known professional musicians have a regular job since they can't just make ends meet with the income they get from their music alone.

Pretty much every single person I knew back when I was 16-22 who was part of a band or made music in general doesn't seem to be doing that anymore. It seems like it's common for highschoolers to either form a rock or metal band with their friends or to learn how to rap or something. But then the band eventually splits up since everyone will get busier once HS is over and people move, etc.

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For the last couple of years, I just let YouTube recommend new music for me based on what I already listen to.

9/10 times, YouTube knows my tastes disturbingly well.
Lucky you, I suppose. Youtube's algorithm isn't always that accurate for me and many others. Everyone has a few personal examples of youtube recommending them a completely unrelated video or two for a few weeks. Clearly youtube wants people to check those people's videos out.

Also, youtube automatically assumes you're heavily into a certain subject if you happen to just watch a video related to it. Like, try and watch a WWE video. Suddenly you'll see a bunch of wrestling videos and channels being recommended to you, even if you just happened to click on a WWE video by accident or only watched like 5 seconds of it. It doesn't matter. To youtube you're automatically a huge wrestling fan if you do that. So don't worry much. Youtube doesn't know you as much you think it does.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:58 PM   #7
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Not very often nowadays, though I used to a lot a few years ago. I do search for a song that catches my attention if I hear it played on the radio, in a tv show or film, though. Sometimes I find on Spotify or YouTube songs that I haven’t listened to in a long time or may not know the names of.
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