If you have a particular artist, song, or style of music that you really like, it's nice to find more music that explores that particular genre. There are several sites on the Web that can do this for you auto-magically, including
- Pandora: Pandora is a free way to listen to music online, but not just ANY music. You create your own radio stations, you choose which music will actually be played on those stations, so if something comes up that makes your ears want to bleed, you can tell Pandora to stop playing it (and they will apologize, too).
- Music Map: Just enter in an artist and Music-Map will locate a list of musicians, bands, and singers that are similar in style.
- Last.FM: In the words of Last.fm itself: "Last.fm taps the wisdom of the crowds, leveraging each user's musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more." Put simply, it's a social music platform.
- Musicovery: What kind of mood are you in? Change your musical selections to Dark, or Energetic, or Positive, or Calm.
Do you have a favorite site for free music? Please share in the comments below.
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