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    I’ve always been a big music fan and I greatly enjoy listening to new artists so that I can support new talent and share great music with all of my friends and family.  Most of the time, radio and television stations only play popular music so we end up listening to the same artists and the same songs over and over.  Through the years, I’ve had to get a little creative in order to discover new artists and I’m so glad that thought outside the box because I’ve heard great music this way.

    Believe it or not, television shows, and commercials are great resources for discovering new songs.  How many times have you heard a commercial jingle or the theme song to one of your favorite songs and wondered who the artist was singing it?  This has happened to me many times and it prompted me to conduct a little research in order to identify not only the artist but the song.  In many cases, I end up listening to other songs that the artist in question has done and it exposes me to a whole new sound.

My boys love hearing new songs while watching television!

    Going to the movies is another great way to become exposed to new artists and new sounds.  Often, movies will have a soundtrack that is aligned with the theme of the film.  As a matter of fact, you can see the names of the artists and the songs on the soundtrack in the credits at the end of the movie.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have sat in the theater well after everyone has left just to see the credits until the end in order to identify a particular song that I enjoyed throughout the movie.

One of my all-time movie soundtracks is the one for Dirty Dancing!
Copyright 1987 Vestron Pictures and Lionsgate 

    Another great way to stay ahead of the game when it comes to new artists and upcoming releases is by visiting the entertainment tab at  Here you can find out about new and emerging music artists and even read reviews from other musical connoisseurs.  Also, you can pre-order new releases and even have exclusive access to songs found only at Target.  It’s a great place to check out all the latest must-hear music!


Let’s Discuss:  Part of the fun of music is discovering new songs and artists you love! How do you discover new music?


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  1. When I hear a song I don’t know I google certain lyrics as I’m listening and the song usually pops up.

  2. Word of mouth…Pandora usually..I’ll type in an Artist I like and it’ll play other similar artists. =) I love music too!

  3. whittikere says

    I usually listen to Spotify!

  4. Heather! says

    I watch *Austin City Limits* and *Jools Holland* and always find new artists I love! I also subscribe to a blog that features new music every week, and have often found great stuff there.

  5. serrao joselina says

    I usually listen to pandora!!

  6. janetfaye says

    I listen to the radio for new music I also use Shazam for finding new music

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. mami2jcn says

    I discover new music through the radio, word of mouth from friends, and Youtube. I miss when MTV used to show music videos 24/7, though!

  8. I discover new music from my daughter and grandson who are always listening on the iphone or in the car

  9. Lisa Brown says

    I discover new music through my husband who is always listening to music, discovering new songs and artists. I don’t listen to music as much as he does and I tend to listen to what I know. He is always on the lookout for new stuff.

  10. I use pandora a lot to expand across genres, but I was exposed to a whole range of music as a kid so I’m always actively hunting for something new, either via youtube or the radio or just recommendations from others!

  11. I discover new music when I listen to random radio stations. There is a lot of good music out there if you search for it.

  12. I listen to the radio on my way to and from work. Not only do I learn new songs, but I also hear news that I probably wouldn’t hear otherwise. That half hour commute is good for finding new music. At least something good comes of it!

  13. I discover new music by listening to the radio. If I hear a song I like, I look it up on youtube to see who sings it, and what other songs they may sing.

  14. I find new music on the radio too. I keep track of promising new artists and find out other songs they have recorded.

  15. I also find new music on the radio and I also LOVE the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.. my all time favorite movie as well. Thanks for sharing; always great to find new artists as well.

  16. Vanessa Aguirre says

    I usually discover new music by listening to the radio or when I watch music television programs. Another way is by music Apps like Pandora one of my favorites.

  17. I discover new music on the radio and listening to Pandora. Sometimes I look at Genius on iTunes, too.

  18. I discover new music when I am listening to the radio or looking at music videos on cable. Or if I am in the car with my adult daughter she listens to more country than I do.

  19. I discover new music for TV programs, the internet and social networks like Twitter and facebook and youtube!

  20. Danielle Ryerson says

    I discover new music on youtube, I look for artists that are not “famous” but have good songs

  21. I usually accidentally stumble upon new music, from commercials or tv shows.

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  23. I discover new music by listening to the radio and Pandora. I enjoy listening to different types of music on Pandora when I am walking, this is probably when I hear the most songs that are new to me.

  24. Andrea v says

    I love listening to pandora. I also listen to xm radio and hear new songs

  25. I discover new music by changing the channel when I am in the car. I have 10 different music stations programed on my car radio and i love to change from channel to channel as I drive so I can hear lots of different types of music and can sometimes catch new songs. I also love to find out new songs from my kids. Thanks

  26. Allisha Gold says

    I have a few different ways of discovering different music. Pandora is awesome and gives you songs similar to the ones you like. I’ve found a lot of music through Sirius XM on the tv, and also hearing songs that my roommates listen to in college.

  27. I usually discover someone new by word of mouth or if that band is an opener at the concert I attend.

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  29. I discover new music from YouTube channels, Pandora subscription and movies.

  30. I usually discover new music online.

  31. I discover new music from Yahoo music, YouTube, and New release Movies.

  32. amy tolley says

    i learn about new music from my kids or the radio or tv thanks

  33. Tammy Schiff says

    I discover new music online with Pandora. I also find a lot of music through my kids. They will play their music in the car and I will find songs I like.

  34. Tammy Schiff says

    I entered the Get Moving With My Latin Music Playlist giveaway.

  35. I listen to Christian music and I find new songs and artists on Christian music stations, also youtube videos. Also, sometimes the artists have samples of their new releases, so you can get an idea if you like it.

  36. Btty M' Ruiz says

    in the radio

  37. We like to find music from movie we have watched. We will get the soundtrack and see if there is something we like off of it.

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  39. Sara Floyd says

    I discover new music by listening to the radio. I also hear what friends have to say who I know like the same kind of music I do.

  40. janetfaye says

    I entered

    Get Moving With My Latin Music Playlist! #SeHablaMusica.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. I used to collect soundtracks! I loved listening to soundtracks because if I find an artist I like on the soundtrack I will usually buy their cd. It’s like a sampler cd! Otherwise I will listen to channels on Rhapsody and check out editor picks to find new music.

  42. I usually find out about new music online. I listen to Pandora and will hear songs and bands that I hadn’t heard before and discover that I really like.

  43. I listen to my favorite radio stations. I search on youtube. I google artists in the genre I’m interested in and they sometimes have samples to listen to on websites.

  44. Sheila K. says

    I listen to the radio pretty often and find a lot of new music that appeals to me that way. Also, I sometimes hear music on television shows and then ferret out the singer(s) and the title of the song!

  45. I listen to music on the radio in my car. I also hear about new certain TV shows.

  46. I usually discover new music by listening to the radio in my car. When I hear a new song I like I will look it up on the computer and see what else the artist has done.

  47. nany de paz says

    on youtube sent me an private msg q people visit their channels q being initiated to the music, also in facebook pages go into the radio and the songs published there with q you want to publicize new talent, now I’m following 3 steps q artists just met recently, I leave the links if interested.

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  48. Wanda McHenry says

    I discover new music a lot by watching television, believe it or not! David Letterman always has new artists on and other talk shows as well. Also, I’ll catch new songs while listening to the radio in my car.

  49. furygirl3132 says

    I listen to the radio a lot and also check the music sites like MTV and VH1 to discover new music. I also read Rolling Stone and other music magazines. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  50. Laurajj Jacobson says

    I love to hear new music on TV! So many times I will hear a contestant sing a song that I have never heard before, and I have to go and listen to the original artist sing it! I also love to listen to the radio while in the car and find new great music there!

  51. I usually discover new music through my nieces who are much younger than I am (and actually keeping up with trends!). I also learn of new artists when watching Saturday Night Live.

  52. compilations is another I will use to find music. My husband loves music so I will usually end up listening to what he listens to.

  53. Janet Watson says

    I discover new music through my daughter and son in law, usually!

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  55. kelly Nicholson says

    its very hard im stuck in the 70s

  56. I like to discover new music on Pandora or iTunes. I also like to listen to FM radio and sometimes I discover new music there. Or I browse music in the store and find something interesting

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  58. Michelle Tucker says

    Usually though other’s posts on facebook. I also look on youtube for videos.

  59. AmandaSakovitz says

    I have sirius radio in my car that i find songs on. also on youtube. i am always looking for new songs.

  60. Thomas Murphy says

    I listen to the radio alot to find new music. I also find music on youtube.


  61. I mainly find new music listening to the radio in my car. Occasionally a friend will suggest a song or artist. I’m not as music savvy as I used to be – getting old I guess LOL

  62. Gilda Campos says

    I use the Youtube and Pandora applicattions!

  63. Gilda Campos says

    I entered in the giveaway:
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  64. I mostly hear about new music when my friends email me tips! Or by seeing on youtube.

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