I love music

I really do. I have 100s of CDs sitting on the shelf in our study. iTunes says I have 4.3 days worth. And still, I am always looking for new stuff to listen to. I think there is some good music that makes it to the radio, but it is destroyed by overplay. More and more I have been trying to find good indie music (that only I can destroy by overlistening).

I am finding a number of great companies that serve this market.

I am a big fan of Paste Music. They are a distributor, a record label, and a magazine publisher. They pull you in with great sampler CDs. I dropped $60 there last month on some really good music. My purchases included The Subdudes’ new album, this sampler, that sampler, this other sampler and a subscription to Paste Magazine (you a sampler disc in every issue). You are seeing a theme?

The second site to check out is Fresh Track Music. They offer a $3/month, download all you want service.

The final site was highlighted in B2.0 this month. It is called Insound.

I think I am going to start posting a favorite track each week. It may be a link to iTunes. It may be a link to Amazon or Paste. We’ll see.

2 thoughts on “I love music

  1. Hi Todd,
    There’s a great record label called 7 Spin Music (www.7spinmusic.com) featuring excellent indie artists. They are a progressive label that provides an avenue for relatively new, “undiscovered” artists to introduce their music to the public. Similar to Paste, they do this by assembling sample CDs with music from at least 7 new artists. They then distribute these free CDs on the street, encouraging people to listen, pass along to their friends to burn a copy, and go to the website to get more free music, or buy a full-length CD (digital download on the spot or sent to you) by their artists. The music is great with an eclectic mix of artists ranging from hip-hop, alternative, rap, funk or rock.

    I agree, there is novelty in listening to non-commercial music, undiscovered and new. Here’s another way. You can check them out at http://www.7spinmusic.com.

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