10 votes

Where do you share music other than here on Tildes?

I shared my list here a while back. Other then that i have only shared it with friends and a few subreddits i post it in once a year or so which are:

I really enjoy sharing music and discovering, but i don´t know of any other community's or subreddits other then those that would appreciate my list, and where i can find similar music.

Do you guys know of any other subreddits or community´s where my list could potentially be of interest?

What other places do you share music other than here? No matter the genre or specific type of music.

27 comments

  1. [3]
    deciduous Link
    Tildes is a lot less structured with topics, so if you want to share, just post the list and do a small writeup about it. I'd love to learn some more about electro-jazz since I love like every...

    Tildes is a lot less structured with topics, so if you want to share, just post the list and do a small writeup about it. I'd love to learn some more about electro-jazz since I love like every jazz fusion genre.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      firstname (edited ) Link Parent
      That ´s not a bad idea! I will keep it in mind and perhaps do one of those when i have the time and energy. Not only to share music, it would be an opportunity for myself to dig deeper and so some...

      That ´s not a bad idea! I will keep it in mind and perhaps do one of those when i have the time and energy. Not only to share music, it would be an opportunity for myself to dig deeper and so some research while creating it also.

      2 votes
      1. Bishop Link Parent
        Yeah, big ups to the writeup idea. When I came on here to share music I would initially just dump a link into ~music and be done with it. Then I realized that people weren't really paying...

        Yeah, big ups to the writeup idea.

        When I came on here to share music I would initially just dump a link into ~music and be done with it.

        Then I realized that people weren't really paying attention.

        That's when I started my Emo Rap Deep Dive series (which I never actually got around to finishing. There's one part left that I never sat down to write.)

        Feel free to dive in if you want:

        Chapter One: Sprite

        Chapter Two: Dirt

        Chapter Three: Dirty Sprite

        Incidentally, posting more about the music I wanted to share caused me to look a lot deeper into it. I ended up learning a lot about the genre in the process. Was a fun project!

        2 votes
  2. [2]
    Bishop Link
    I usually force it on my friends once and awhile when I steal the aux cord. Play some bops that they're already into. (some Blueface, some Posty, that Billie Eilish) then once every 5 or 6 songs...

    I usually force it on my friends once and awhile when I steal the aux cord.

    Play some bops that they're already into. (some Blueface, some Posty, that Billie Eilish) then once every 5 or 6 songs you slip in some Shrimp, ITSOKTOCRY, or some Wicca Phase.)

    As things go, the people I know aren't into my kinda music. (Not even my yeehaw shit and this is Texas damnit.) And the scattered people I find that are into this shit, I haven't really felt comfortable around so far. But I've also got trust issues and mounting anxiety so hey.

    Outside of that I used to post stuff up here, or I post it on Discord. (Y'all remember "Cyclone" x Baby Bash & T-Pain?)

    4 votes
    1. firstname Link Parent
      I feel you on that one. It takes me a while to settle in at social events. One of my tactics is grabbing the aux cable actually. That way i can sit idle by and do what i do best, introduce new...

      mounting anxiety

      I feel you on that one. It takes me a while to settle in at social events. One of my tactics is grabbing the aux cable actually. That way i can sit idle by and do what i do best, introduce new music to my friends and others. Sharing music is a great ice breaker for me.

      1 vote
  3. [9]
    jgb Link
    Depending on your tolerance for chan culture, /mu/ is quite good.

    Depending on your tolerance for chan culture, /mu/ is quite good.

    4 votes
    1. [8]
      Amarok Link Parent
      I'll second /mu/ - 99 out of 100 threads there are shit, but that last one will change your life. When they go all out on genre threads or new music threads I always find delicious craziness and...

      I'll second /mu/ - 99 out of 100 threads there are shit, but that last one will change your life. When they go all out on genre threads or new music threads I always find delicious craziness and overlooked gems. I remember pulling down nearly 20GB of really obscure jazz from one epic jazz thread, everyone was sharing the hardest to find stuff and it was glorious.

      3 votes
      1. [7]
        Cleb Link Parent
        Agree so much with this. The rare sharethread where people take requests or post extremely rare stuff that they love is the peak of that board and I wish that happened a lot more. I've gotten a...

        Agree so much with this.
        The rare sharethread where people take requests or post extremely rare stuff that they love is the peak of that board and I wish that happened a lot more. I've gotten a decent amount of stuff that I would definitely not have been able to easily locate elsewhere (without paying insane prices on discogs or waiting eternally since only 2 people have it logged as being owned) and I owe the dedicated people on that board who get past shitposting culture and share music they love.

        1 vote
        1. [6]
          Amarok Link Parent
          Ever look at the '/mu/ essentials' they crap out from time to time? Those are pretty good for toe-dipping. Someday I expect the ~music wiki here to put them to shame (once we have a wiki...

          Ever look at the '/mu/ essentials' they crap out from time to time? Those are pretty good for toe-dipping. Someday I expect the ~music wiki here to put them to shame (once we have a wiki integrated into Tildes, anyway).

          What's really been missing in /mu/ and on reddit and maybe we can do it here is catering to the lazy bastards inside us. People don't want a text list, or a nice image - they want playlists. We need to be able to generate charts from the search results here and playlists from the charts, and then set it up automated so it just rolls on month after month, processing the content into something more worthwhile to digest than single-track posts. Soundiiz is the lazy way to get there, you can feed it a list of artists/tracks/albums and it'll make playlists on all streaming platforms except for iTunes. There's a way to do an xml export/import for that too but it's complicated as hell and very messy.

          3 votes
          1. jgb (edited ) Link Parent
            I do! I have a locally saved PNG of essentials charts and cross out albums that I've listened to in GIMP as I work through them :-)

            People don't want a text list, or a nice image - they want playlists

            I do! I have a locally saved PNG of essentials charts and cross out albums that I've listened to in GIMP as I work through them :-)

            2 votes
          2. Lawrencium265 Link Parent
            It is actually possible to automate on reddit with ifttt, however I have not found a way to automatically generate or add to a YouTube playlist yet, it might be possible with SoundCloud but I...

            It is actually possible to automate on reddit with ifttt, however I have not found a way to automatically generate or add to a YouTube playlist yet, it might be possible with SoundCloud but I don't know for sure. You can however add YouTube videos to pocket automatically, but that wasn't as convenient for me because the pocket app doesn't work well on the fire tv.

            1 vote
          3. [2]
            firstname Link Parent
            I never used these but, there are some playlist tools for reddit like reddit playlister and, another with the same name. Or this reddit playlister i found on github. Just tried using the first one...

            I never used these but, there are some playlist tools for reddit like reddit playlister and, another with the same name. Or this reddit playlister i found on github. Just tried using the first one and i got stuck at adding new items. I can´t make much sense of these, perhaps they are dead projects?

            1. Amarok Link Parent
              Yeah, they are dead. Lots of people wrote scraper-style apps for listentothis and the other music subs, with radd.it being the best of them by a mile. All of them were shut down or abandoned due...

              Yeah, they are dead. Lots of people wrote scraper-style apps for listentothis and the other music subs, with radd.it being the best of them by a mile. All of them were shut down or abandoned due to reddit-apathy.

              1 vote
          4. Cleb Link Parent
            I love that /mu/ essentials page a lot, even though a decent chunk of it is joke charts. A good chunk of them have been decent introductions to genres that I had no idea where to start with, or...

            I love that /mu/ essentials page a lot, even though a decent chunk of it is joke charts. A good chunk of them have been decent introductions to genres that I had no idea where to start with, or gateways into digging into them past the most well known things. They're not perfect, but the idea of "essentials charts" that /mu/ managed to popularize for a while is probably one of my favorite things to come out of the entire website.

            Playlists have always felt like something I'm out of the loop on, even though I'm not nearly old enough to be out of the loop on it. I still listen to stuff mostly in album format or I shuffle through stuff manually when I'm listening while doing something, personally, and I think my brain is more wired to that kind of listening, or sometimes looping a single track. I like that idea of generating charts from results and then converting those results into charts though, that sounds insanely useful.

            I've been thinking about doing some write-ups about genres/releases/movements/whatever I love or other things like that here and it would almost certainly help attention if I was to make playlists (or get someone to make a playlist since I don't really using any streaming services myself) that would go along with them.

            Bit of an aimless ramblepost, but you did get me thinking about how the direct way to a large chunk of listeners' attention is playlists, and thank you for that. :)

  4. gpl Link
    I discover my music from a variety of sources, usually subreddits like /r/listentothis. But really I find most of my music through friends, and that is where I share most of my music too. Spotify...

    I discover my music from a variety of sources, usually subreddits like /r/listentothis. But really I find most of my music through friends, and that is where I share most of my music too. Spotify has been great for this, I have friends that love compiling playlists and I find a lot of artists that way.

    2 votes
  5. [2]
    Amarok Link
    I find most of my surprise favorites when we do the listentothis bestofs every year. There's always a couple hundred albums to wade through, and I still haven't finished 2018's haul yet. We keep...

    I find most of my surprise favorites when we do the listentothis bestofs every year. There's always a couple hundred albums to wade through, and I still haven't finished 2018's haul yet. We keep ending up posting the bestofs in the summer instead of January like it should be. Everyone's busy between family, college, work, it always slips. I feel like 2018's haul was a bit uninspiring, too, which means I haven't done nearly enough hunting for overlooked gems from last year yet.

    Someday I want that whole process to be nothing but a very narrow, special kind of search query we run on ~music here... something like "all releases from year = Z where popularity < X and votes > Y, ranked by exemplary weighting highest to lowest, group by genre tags" - and pulling up full album results even when the submission was just a single track. This whole human roundup effort isn't strictly necessary if the site can do that sort of thing, and it's got applications well beyond bestofs.

    Then all we have to do is listen to the playlists and play Caesar for the final set list. All play, no work. :D

    This is the unfinished 2018 set and what it looks like when it's done from 2017, if anyone's interested.

    2 votes
    1. firstname Link Parent
      I have not spent nearly as much time on r/listentothis as i should, probably. I´m going to give it another whirl and sub once again, but mostly for discovering, mainly by going through your...

      I have not spent nearly as much time on r/listentothis as i should, probably. I´m going to give it another whirl and sub once again, but mostly for discovering, mainly by going through your release lists best i can.

      Years ago when i did post in there i felt like it was to big, and my posts got buried. Probably since a lot of the music i listen to is pretty far from "main stream" and be able to target the masses.

      I´m looking forward to see what ~music might become with fresh ideas and potential plans like your own :)

      1 vote
  6. [2]
    zmk5 Link
    Have you tried Sputnik Music? It's a great website for finding music around similar tastes and the Best New Music category they have has really helped me branch out to bands and genres I have...

    Have you tried Sputnik Music? It's a great website for finding music around similar tastes and the Best New Music category they have has really helped me branch out to bands and genres I have never heard of. I should mention, however, that they do like Metal a lot, so you will find a decent amount of those reviews too.

    [1] sputnikmusic.com
    [2] https://www.sputnikmusic.com/bestnewmusic

    1 vote
    1. firstname Link Parent
      No never, I will definitely have a closer look later. At first glance it seems like a great website, thanks!

      No never, I will definitely have a closer look later. At first glance it seems like a great website, thanks!

      1 vote
  7. drannex Link
    I keep a personal list on my website that I update with new music from time to time (usually 1-3 times a month). Usually more unknown/unheard of underground artists. Genres range....

    I keep a personal list on my website that I update with new music from time to time (usually 1-3 times a month). Usually more unknown/unheard of underground artists. Genres range.

    https://macleodsawyer.com/music

    1 vote
  8. [7]
    weystrom Link
    Me and my friends have a recurring playlist on spotify where we drop 30 mins of music every month. Going strong for 10 months already.

    Me and my friends have a recurring playlist on spotify where we drop 30 mins of music every month. Going strong for 10 months already.

    1 vote
    1. [6]
      firstname Link Parent
      30 mins each or 30 min collaborated? Drop a link :)

      30 mins each or 30 min collaborated? Drop a link :)

      1 vote
      1. [5]
        weystrom Link Parent
        30 mins each. We've used to do 10-20 tracks but that proved to be a bit difficult to fill every month. It's pretty huge and diverse at this point, ranging from 70s prog to vaportrap, but mostly...

        30 mins each. We've used to do 10-20 tracks but that proved to be a bit difficult to fill every month.

        It's pretty huge and diverse at this point, ranging from 70s prog to vaportrap, but mostly leaning towards IDM:
        https://open.spotify.com/user/kx44qwpwjyagnuv7nkr4szwia/playlist/0YQes4Re18pDnd6Z8iwigW

        1 vote
        1. [4]
          firstname Link Parent
          Just from a few shuffles i can tell i might find something new and special to me. Thanks! There are to much music to listen to, i am probably skipping more then 99.999999% of spotify users -_-

          Just from a few shuffles i can tell i might find something new and special to me. Thanks!

          There are to much music to listen to, i am probably skipping more then 99.999999% of spotify users -_-

          1. [3]
            Amarok Link Parent
            The music industry in a nutshell. How the hell are we supposed to find and bump the best artists when there's more music released in a day than even the most hardcore cratediggers could get...

            The music industry in a nutshell. How the hell are we supposed to find and bump the best artists when there's more music released in a day than even the most hardcore cratediggers could get through in a week? There's some guy out there who is better than Mozart and his magnum opus is sitting on Bandcamp with 3 listens right now. It's just impossible to keep up with it all. I'm kinda hoping if we can get ~music pumping here it can make a dent in that problem.

            1 vote
            1. weystrom Link Parent
              Overabundance is a problem. Good discussion on tildes here. Bandcamp is pretty cool though, and it's a good example how UX can affect how you listen to music. You enter into more personal...

              Overabundance is a problem. Good discussion on tildes here.

              Bandcamp is pretty cool though, and it's a good example how UX can affect how you listen to music.
              You enter into more personal relationship with labels and artists because of the way the follow system works. And ability to customise the release page allows bands to do cool stuff like crypto-puzzles, and just better set the mood than Spotify's green thing.

            2. firstname Link Parent
              I have a good friend who also spends a lot of time chasing new music, and he usually have something new aimed at me when we meet up. And i to him. This is granted we have similar tastes in music,...

              I have a good friend who also spends a lot of time chasing new music, and he usually have something new aimed at me when we meet up. And i to him. This is granted we have similar tastes in music, not completely, but some of it, and we know what each other like.

              The best way is probably to create a network of friends/playlist makers/release radars and so forth that you can both trust in, but has similar tastes as yourself. Which is why i made this topic in the first place i suppose.

              Maybe being able to sort music based on an account/person in ~music could be a thing?