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|Discovering Music & How Bands Can Help
|I love the different ways there are to discover music, whether it's a band being hyped on here, Pandora, or even the radio (amazingly, this is how I heard of Anberlin for the first time). Recently, I discovered AWOLNATION, who performed on Mark Hoppus' show (this has actually been one of my most reliable sources for new music - all because of Mark I now know The Airborne Toxic Event and Mumford & Sons to name a few). |
Now I really dug AWOLNATION's first song they played, and went to the Internet to scour for some more tunes. To their credit, they had their whole album up on their website for streaming. With the entire thing in front of me, I was able to find out I liked more than just their single and yesterday I bought their album.
I probably wouldn't have done that if I hadn't had full exposure to their band. He Is We & The Dangerous Summer are two other examples of bands that come to mind who have all or most of their catalog out there and as a result I have bought both their records.
While Spotify solves the limited available music problem momentarily, when it stops being free people will not have that total access. I don't know if I plan on getting the $5 option with them or Rdio or not getting it at all, but I hope more bands know that the more music you make available does more good than harm.
PS. Everyone should take a listen to AWOLNATION's album, Megalithic Symphony. They've made it easy for you. Very high up on my AOTY list right now.
|Tags: AWOLNATION, Mark Hoppus, He Is We, The Dangerous Summer, Spotify