At times when I'm working on things that are repetitive, like resizing images or sending an email invitation to a couple hundred recipients, music is my savior. Sometimes it's nice to also give your brain a break and just plug in the music and work through those types of tasks. Pandora and Spotify are already my go-to sources for listening to music I've curated for my tastes, but if I'm looking for something new, here are a few sites and apps I use.
Sylqi: Sylqi is a music discovery site that curates covers, remixes and mashups to suit your music taste. I have many friends who love listening to and watching covers on popular songs and all of them loved Sylqi when I shared it with them. It's a great site for discovering new artists and you can search for similar songs or more by the artist who posted their cover.
Beatport: Beatport is an online music store for people DJs and people who love discovering new tracks by DJs. Hundreds of new songs are added daily, and Beatport is equipped with their own music discovery tools so you're always discovering new songs or artists. Most songs start at $1.99 for those who want to support their favorite DJs.
SoundCloud: Most of my friends who create their own music upload their work onto SoundCloud, so this is my favorite site to go listen and support them. I like how the interface is user-friendly and it's easy to select a specific spot in a song to listen to. To me, SoundCloud is where the hardcore audiophiles hangout.
Soundrop: When I'm listening to Spotify, sometimes I like to create a Soundrop room with my friends so we can share and listen to music at the same time. The best new music I discover usually comes from my friends, which is the beauty of Spotify's Facebook connect because we're always sending each other tracks. Soundrop just lets us listen and share in real time together.
What is your go-to music discovery source?
(Images: 1. Photo taken by Julienne Lin, other images as credited above)