One thing I’ve struggled with as I’ve got older is finding cool, new music to listen to. With much of commerical radio basically playing the same songs as they did in 1995 to Triple J’s focus on 16-25 year olds it can be hard to find new stuff that appeals.
So, when I happened on NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ I was very happy indeed. I initially discovered NPR via a friend’s recommendation to one of their science podcasts. NPR is America’s public radio and serves as a national syndicator of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with NPR’s New Music Friday, a half hour show highlighting the best new releases each week. Recent episodes have included new releases from big pop stars like Ed Sheeran, but also introduced me to my new favourites, Black Pumas. I don’t like everything on it, but the breadth of music they cover is great and I find it keeps me in touch with new stuff. They cover really everything from country, to rock, to hip-hop, instrumental, jazz, dance and on and on.
How do you discover new music? Let me know, would love to hear all about it.
If you’d like to check out some of my music – visit my music page