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10 Amazing Music Websites in the USA You Didn’t Know About


These days, it seems like everyone and their grandma has their own website, so what makes these 10 music websites special? They’re some of the best on the web because they’re super popular, incredibly useful, and just plain cool! It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the music scene or you know every lyric to every song ever written, these are the sites that you need to be checking out right now.

1. Daytrotter
2 Hype Machine
3 NPR Music
4 This Is My Jam
5 Soundcloud
6 Stereomood
7 Concert Vault
8 Purple Planet
9 Bensound
10 TeknoAxe

1) Use your smartphone

Whenever I’m at home, I always fire up my laptop and check out what’s been happening with my favorite artists. But when I’m on the go and need to fill up a spare moment, it’s often much more convenient to do a quick Google search on my phone.

2) Follow specific DJs


DJ Hedspin was at Sasquatch Festival this past year and received Best Electronica Artist of 2016.

He mixes genres such as hip-hop, R&B, electronica, and chillwave to create his music. DJ Pharoah is best known for his mixtapes that mix different genres like indie rock and trap music. His favorite producer is Tyler, The Creator who is also a rapper/producer/songwriter.

Tails have toured internationally with Waka Flocka Flame, been featured on MTV Jams’ Wild Out Wednesday, and took up an opportunity to DJ at Dim Mak Studios with Steve Aoki back in 2009. These three DJs are only scratching the surface of amazing talent out there waiting to be discovered!

3) Subscribe to podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about what you’re interested in, especially when you don’t have time to sit down and read an entire blog post. They are free and available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and more. One of my favorite podcasts is called Business for Startups. It discusses topics related to starting a business, like financing your startup and finding investors.

4) Check out user-generated music on YouTube

YouTube is one of the most popular websites out there, which means that it also has one of the best databases of music. YouTube lets you search for an artist or song and generates tons of results based on your query, some that might be unknown to you.

5) Listen to audio books

Audio books are not just for those who struggle with reading. Listening to books is a great way to read a book while driving, cooking, or doing something else. There are also services like Librivox that offer audio books for free, usually recorded by volunteers from the community.

6) Hit up iTunes Radio

Discovering new music is a challenging task, and when you have a busy schedule finding time to explore on your own can be nearly impossible. This is where iTunes Radio comes in handy.

For example, if you like indie rock and folk, tune into the Folk Channel by clicking radio in the top left corner of the iTunes app. The Folk Channel includes artists such as Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, and more.

-If you’re more into rock ‘n’ roll like I am, then start listening to 90s Alternative Rock Radio. With this channel there’s no need for searching; it’s just one click away! -My personal favorite station is Alternative 80s Mix because it includes my favorite bands from that era such as Def Leppard, Duran Duran, and The Cure.

7) Stay connected through forums and other communities

Here are 10 websites you may not have thought of before. Whether you’re a veteran or just starting out, these sites can help you find that one chord progression, or provide free music to download and explore.

The concept of finding your sound might seem elusive, but it’s actually very simple. The most common question I get is how do I find my sound? The answer is all around you–you just need to know where to look! Your inspirations don’t always come from looking within your genre–especially when first figuring out who you are as an artist–and people tend to forget about alternative communities such as forums and other websites that often list contests and hold roundtables with songwriters.

8) Set yourself free by using Spotify premium

Spotify has been instrumental in my exploration of music, new and old.
It’s great for making mixes with artists from various genres that you would never think to pair together. And Spotify premium is a must-have if you really want to set yourself free with all the curated playlists they offer ‍♀🙏

9) Play around with SoundCloud's advanced tools

SoundCloud is a world-leading social sound platform. Users can upload and share their own content, and discover audio from around the world.

Explore fresh, new music from millions of creators including many unsigned artists who want to get discovered. If you’re into production and mixing, SoundCloud offers over four million sounds that you can mix together to create your own unique song.

10) Create playlists on Vimeo

There are so many great music websites out there. Below is a list of 10 of our favorites , which we hope you will check out as well!



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