A veritable smorgasbord of musical delights

So, it’s no great revelation to observe that the Internet has forever changed how we discover and experience music.

And if you, like me, appreciate discovering and experiencing music on a regular basis, then you probably already know where to go to find your music of choice.  Ah, but the music never stops.

We’ve spent some time in the past highlighting a few spots for new music available for free through sites such as public radio stations and online music magazines.  And you really should keep on top of those daily downloads.  Some great new stuff for your ipod every single day.

But today is a little different as we focus on the bloggers’ contribution to the musical smorgasbord that is at your fingertips.

The first is the Retro Music Snob out of Dallas, who says, “I like all music…so should you”.  With a steady diet of MP3’s aggregated from various sites, to go along with a plethora of links around the musical blogosphere, you can get lost sampling a wide variety of music, “retro” or otherwise.

And then there is the gold standard for MP3 aggregation, The Hype Machine out of New York, which succintly provides its raison d’être as follows: “Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.”

Updated every 30 minutes and pulling some of the most interesting (and fresh) music possible into its database, The Hype Machine accomplishes what every musician really wants and needs – to get the music heard by as many people as possible.  By any means necessary.

And if all of this is foreign to you, be sure to click here for a great review of how MP3 files work, brought to you (not so coincidentally) by HowStuffWorks.

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Oh yeah, these MP3’s are for sampling purposes only.  So, y’know, sample with some discretion.

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~ by acm213 on September 21, 2009.

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