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3 Ways to Discover New Music

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In the days before being online was so popular, you had to know a cool older friend or weird uncle to discover new music that was off the beaten path of the radio.  In some cases, you had to literally leave the house and meet someone (if you were lucky) that would turn you on to some music you've never heard before.  Now you can just sit at home in your underwear and go online to make a few discoveries.  Below are three ways to discover new music.

1.  Shazam.  This one is for smartphone users.  Shazam is an app that uses your phone's built-in microphone to identify music being played.  You simply tap the app and wait for it to identify a song being played while you are in a bar, restaurant, department store or anywhere else.  We've all been walking someplace or watching TV and heard a song we liked but couldn't identify.  This is the perfect situation to use Shazam.  Shazam identifies the artist, song and album.  If the music is really underground Shazam isn't alwa…