The Top Undiscovered Music Web Sites (PC MAGAZINE)
By Kyle MonsonÂ
Create Digital Music
Whether you’re a ProTools wiz, a GarageBand hobbyist, or just like to jam on your iPhone, Create Digital Music can point you to the right tools to perfect your sound. The site includes product reviews and announcements, music-production tips, and an active community offering helpful music-making advice.
Everything about Muxtape is stripped-down and old-school, from the nasty colors and the funky design to the site’s actual function: letting users build playlists out of MP3s they upload. Share your handcrafted mixtapes with friends, or listen to others’ from the Muxtape homepage.
Got a favorite country station in Nashville? Want to hear what your college station is spinning this afternoon? RadioTime lets you tune in to the online streams of terrestrial radio stations, whether they’re in your neighborhood or across the country.
Songza is a search engine that gives you easy access to streamable MP3s across the Web. Enter a song, artist, or both and Songza serves it up free of chargeâ€”you can even build playlists. Where does all this free music come from? Best not to ask.
TheSixtyOne is one of our favorite places to discover new music. The Digg-like music-streaming service lets you vote songs up or down, and provides just the right amount of customizability. Those with adventurous musical tastes can listen to newly uploaded tracks, while mainstream listeners can stick to the tunes that have already risen to the top with lots of votes.
Click on the “Concert Vault” on Wolfgang’s Vault’s home page to be granted free access to musical paradise. The Concert Vault has vintage recordings of thousands of live shows by rock legends like Clapton, Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and many, many more. All the recordings are free to stream, and these aren’t crappy bootlegs; they’re master recordings from Bill Graham’s archives and other reputable catalogs.