I’m not a huge fan of traditional radio. I don’t listen to it very often (usually listen to podcasts in the car). I guess I just don’t like the hear the same 20 songs played over and over again. With that being said, I still do want to find sources for new music. In searching for a song the other day, I ran across a site that will help me in that quest. The Hype Machine is a site that keeps tabs on music mentioned in blogs across the ‘net. It tracks them and rates them based on how many times they come up in blog conversation.
The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page.
I’ve actually run across several new artists and songs via ‘the machine.’ Thank you Hype Machine for keeping me away from traditional radio.
The Cinematic Orchestra (via hype machine)
Andrew Bird (via hype machine)