Music discovery websites seem to have exploded in popularity lately. There are music discovery social networks, desktop applications (for Linux, see this post) and even online music stations. You can actually even resort to using YouTube and iTunes’ iMix features to discover new songs. There are, indeed, many free ways to discover new music easily.
Steve recently wrote a post on what websites to check out to obtain new music releases. Since we want to make life easier for you and help you reap the benefits of music for your brain, we will also go over what specific RSS music feeds you can get to obtain the latest tunes in the comfort of your RSS reader, that is, without having to check multiple websites daily.
This site offers feeds for featured music releases, mostly albums, along with the release date and album price. Though it may not have a lot of additional information, it’s definitely short and sweet, which should suit anyone that wants the updates in a quick glance.
RSS Music Feed: Copy this link
Of course, being the giant digital store it is, iTunes maintains records of new music releases (both albums and singles) along with album/single price information, release date, genre and album/single cover. The cool thing about the RSS site that iTunes offers is that you can choose what the feed will display. You can make the feed display 10, 25, and up to 300 items, and best of all, you can pick what genre you’re interested in. The following feed is for 25 new releases of all genres.
RSS Feed: Copy this link
New Album Releases appeared in Steve’s post, and it’s truly worth another mention here as it provides a feed full of informative posts about the latest albums that have been released. Each post details the artist, style or genre and even has an image of the album cover!
RSS Feed: Copy this link
provides a feed similar to New Album Releases with the difference that the former simply presents you with the name of the artist, the new album being released, the price of the album, and an Amazon MP3 link for you to obtain more information on the track list and the artist.
While the website says you can search for your favorite artist and get an RSS feed to get updates only for that musician, the resulting feed gives information on all artists, not your favorite artists exactly. It’s still a good feed to keep yourself updated with the latest album releases, since it reports additional albums that New Album Releases doesn’t.
RSS Feed: Copylink
Now that you’re updated with lots of information on the latest albums, why not go to music streaming sites to listen to those new songs and albums? Here are 7 sites that do not impose any restrictions, such as time limits. You can also check out 14+ Hottest Music Streaming & Discovery Sites, which should keep you plenty entertained.
How do you discover new music? Let us know in the comments!
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