Where can I find really good music online?

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Dancer
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Where can I find really good music online?

Post by Dancer »

So far, I've had a hard time finding really good music on portals like Soundcloud or Spotify without any DJ experience.
Only when I search for specific artists, I find them there (and also on Youtube).
Who can give me tips?
By good music I mean any music that is tangibly an expression of the soul. So no computer-generated screaming or yowling.
I just love good music, and it almost doesn't matter what genre.
It can be instrumental, danceable, not standard disco, but uplifting and inspiring.
In the field of classical music I have already found many pearls.
But less in contemporary popular music.
I am happy about all tips, also about single artists or groups that deserve to be heard.
Criteria: Uplifting, lightful, strong, patriotic, heartful.
Even uplifting trance music or heavy metal like metallica, but those are not my dominate genres.
Some of my prefered genres are Alternative, Balkan music (folk), Chillout, Italian and Russian songs, Caféhouse music, dance-music, piano, but also good rock, pop and other.

Thank you for even little hints where to find the brilliants and emeralds!
Now - after organizing my library with MMW - I can't wait to fill it up. (Yesterday I deleted all titles with only 2 ** or less. That shrinked the library to about 50%) :wink:
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MMA 1.4.4.0952 beta Pro on Android 10
IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

An old list of potential sources:

Reverb Nation
Sound Cloud
Jamendo
Sound Click
Pure Volume
Band Camp
Noise Trade
Audio Mack
Beat Stars
Spinrilla
Free Music Archive
Internet Archive
DatPiff
HD Tracks
Sound Liaison
Audio Stream
Sound Ike
MP3VA
7Digital

Some of these allow a certain amount of "previewing" before you download or pay.
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.29.1919 (Normal 12Feb2021) on Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (v21H1 Build 19043.1237)
Add-Ons: Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Magic Nodes; RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies
Music library of 34500 files (D:\) backed up to OneDrive
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Sony Xperia XZ with Android 8 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Samsung Tab S5e with Android 9 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
XZ synchronised with MM4W using USB; S5e synchronised with MM4W using USB
Gardner
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Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by Gardner »

IanRTaylorUK wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:11 am An old list of potential sources:

Reverb Nation
Sound Cloud
Jamendo
Sound Click
Pure Volume
Band Camp
Noise Trade
Audio Mack
Beat Stars
Spinrilla
Free Music Archive
Internet Archive
DatPiff
HD Tracks
Sound Liaison
Audio Stream
Sound Ike
MP3VA
7Digital

Some of these allow a certain amount of "previewing" before you download or pay.
Thank you for sharing this list, I found a lot of good stuff here.
IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

Thanks for feedback, good to know.

For those you like, you might want to consider adding a "Bookmark" to the "Web" node in MMW5 (or the equivalent in MMW4).
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.29.1919 (Normal 12Feb2021) on Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (v21H1 Build 19043.1237)
Add-Ons: Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Magic Nodes; RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies
Music library of 34500 files (D:\) backed up to OneDrive
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Sony Xperia XZ with Android 8 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Samsung Tab S5e with Android 9 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
XZ synchronised with MM4W using USB; S5e synchronised with MM4W using USB
Not_tech_savy
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Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by Not_tech_savy »

IanRTaylorUK wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:11 am An old list of potential sources:

Reverb Nation
Sound Cloud
Jamendo
Sound Click
Pure Volume
Noise Trade
Audio Mack
Beat Stars
Spinrilla
Free Music Archive
Internet Archive
DatPiff
Sound Liaison
Audio Stream
Sound Ike
MP3VA
7Digital

Some of these allow a certain amount of "previewing" before you download or pay.
I now see 7digitial tends to up convert low quality songs to flac. Have you had any issues?

And would you happen to know of any sites that carry high quality Metal or Hip-hop type genres? Tried band-camp and HD Tracks, not a good selection. 7Digital has a decent amount but after reading reviews I'm worried I'm not getting the quality I'm looking for. (looking to purchase and download, not stream)
MMW 5.0.2.2510 beta Gold on WIN 10-64Bit Home 21H1
MMA 1.4.4.0955 beta Pro on S21 Ultra 5g Android 11
- Please note, I'm a common user and my approach is to continuously change settings until I believe it's doing what I want.
IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

Take a look at MP3VA for starters.

On the right of the main screen you have Genres. Select Pop/Rock(?) and then it opens up to show Heavy Metal that in turns opens up to give:

Alternative Metal
Black Metal e.g. https://www.mp3va.com/browse/pop-rock-1 ... -metal-883
British Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Goth Metal
Grindcore
Guitar Virtuoso
Hair Metal
Industrial Metal
Neo-Classical Metal
New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Nu Metal
Pop-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Punk Metal
Rap-Metal
Scandinavian Metal
Sludge Metal
Speed/Thrash Metal
Stoner Metal
Symphonic Black Metal

In my experience most MP3 are 320 kBps. Hope this is enough Metal for you!
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.29.1919 (Normal 12Feb2021) on Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (v21H1 Build 19043.1237)
Add-Ons: Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Magic Nodes; RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies
Music library of 34500 files (D:\) backed up to OneDrive
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Sony Xperia XZ with Android 8 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Samsung Tab S5e with Android 9 & ~15,500 Tracks in 950 Playlists
XZ synchronised with MM4W using USB; S5e synchronised with MM4W using USB
Not_tech_savy
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Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:32 pm

Re: Where can I find really good music online?

Post by Not_tech_savy »

IanRTaylorUK wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:36 am Take a look at MP3VA for starters.

On the right of the main screen you have Genres. Select Pop/Rock(?) and then it opens up to show Heavy Metal that in turns opens up to give:

Alternative Metal
Black Metal e.g. https://www.mp3va.com/browse/pop-rock-1 ... -metal-883
British Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Goth Metal
Grindcore
Guitar Virtuoso
Hair Metal
Industrial Metal
Neo-Classical Metal
New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Nu Metal
Pop-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Punk Metal
Rap-Metal
Scandinavian Metal
Sludge Metal
Speed/Thrash Metal
Stoner Metal
Symphonic Black Metal

In my experience most MP3 are 320 kBps. Hope this is enough Metal for you!
Thanks guy!
MMW 5.0.2.2510 beta Gold on WIN 10-64Bit Home 21H1
MMA 1.4.4.0955 beta Pro on S21 Ultra 5g Android 11
- Please note, I'm a common user and my approach is to continuously change settings until I believe it's doing what I want.
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