Archives for category: ToListen

Grooveshark– This is probably one of the more popular options out there. It has a friendly user interface that is comparable to iTunes and has most of your mainstream music.

8Tracks– This is more for finding playlists than actual songs. You can search on everything from mood to time period to find a mix someone compiled. Good option if you don’t want to devote that much energy in select individual songs.

Last.FM– Another popular option here with an iPhone app even available for it. I am a fan because sometimes I just want to listen to music I know and other times I feel like finding new stuff based off of my interests. This integrates both worlds really well  and am pleased with the suggestions I have received.

Myspace– No longer competing with facebook this website is good if you want to search by a specific band/artist. Good options for both popular bands and small local venues.

Thissongissick– Minus the radio and a good amount of energy, it is not easy to find new, good music daily. This website/blog focuses on banger, house, rap and other similar types of music suggestions. This is personally a good fit for me and my friends because of all the suggestions in our favorite genres. if you do not enjoy this kind of music this will not be your site.

The White Panda– Mash! If you have the attention span of a small goldfish, this group’s website has 50+ mashes you can press play on to keep your ADHD brain entertained for days. Sometimes the mash-ups are just what you need and this group provides a large number of them for free with one click of the button.

Stumble Audio– This is a new favorite of mine. Unless you are living under a rock, you have realized EVERYTHING online is going social. This website does the same for your music and provides many options. Find what you like and share away.

Songza– The best way I can explain this website is Pandora + Facebook. You type in a song or artist and it creates a playlist for you to share with the world. There are other stations already created and you can search or suggest friends stations as well.

Musicovery– Feeling tired, energetic, calm or energetic? no matter your mood combination you can select your preference based off of this mood matrix and the website will suggest music for you. There are other options online similar to this website that have 100s of emotions and moods to chose from. In my experience this only make it less enjoyable and more time consuming.

Fizy– This is more of the jukebox version of grooveshark. Just straight music to play; simple and straight forward. This website is another simplistic format that allows you to search for both music and music videos.

 

Check the comments in the future for more additions

 

Here is the sad truth: MTV no longer plays music videos and there really aren’t too many options out there.

Fortunately for those of us that still like catching music videos, there is ViddyJam; the Pandora of Music Videos from Youtube. All you do is set your musical preferences (just like in Pandora) and click “Jam” to see a streaming playlist of music videos. Welcome back music television

Good lyrics with a calming beat that makes this one of my new favorite songs.

Haven’t always been the biggest fan of Michael’s later work but the beat in this song, Breaking News, is pretty catchy and it has been a little over a year since his death so here it goes.

If you are a Kanye fan this 30 minute film will amaze you. It features eight of his newer songs along with one long music video to tie them all together. It is a video to either love or hate.

This is just one of those songs that grows on you the more you listen to it. It has a nice upbeat a a good music video.

A little inspirational song to get the day rolling.

Free music is something that the internet has offered since all the way back in the Napster days. While there are plenty of places to download music illegally today, this article will focus on some legal alternatives to watch at work or home.

1. Grooveshark

This is personally one of my favorites and one I use almost everyday. This website allows you to chose songs and organize them into your own personal library, playlists and favorites.

2. Pandora

Most people today have heard of this website as it is the leader in online radio. There are commercials that you will have to listen too and there is a 40 hour/month limit without an upgrade. Still 40 hours should last you a while and you can always switch to one of the other options listed by that point.

3. Musicovery

This is a cool little website that plays music based on your mood. Whether you are feeling dark, positive, energetic or calm a playlist will be created for wherever you chose you are in the mood matrix.

4. Slacker Personal Radio

Just another personal radio option similar to Pandora except you will eventually have to make an account to continue listening (it is still free at that point). There are set stations as well as you can customize your own based on song (like Pandora).

5. Youtube

Everyone knows that there are millions of songs on Youtube but most people utilize it just to listen to a clip at a time. Here you can either make an account and select favorites to play or you can find a channel that you enjoy and listen to all the songs on it. That way you don’t waste 1/2 your day just switching songs.

6. MySpace Music

As Facebook moved into the picture a while back Myspace really started to focus a lot more on its’ music offering. Many artists (both big and small) have plenty of songs to listen to on their Myspace music page.

7. Individual Band Sites

If you are a huge fan of a single artist just go to their website and listen to the songs they have on their website. Most artists know we wont buy without at least a taste so there are almost always some of their top songs to listen to for free on their sites.

8. Blogs

This becoming more of an option everyday as music blogs are being created left and right. Two of my personal favorites are White Panda (check out the play all option at the bottom of the page) and This Song is Sick. Each one is a little different but there are hundreds of blogs just like these out there on the web for you to find.