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(Reuters)   According to Nielsen, Americans still discover new music from radio. Horrid music, true, but at least it's new horrid music   (reuters.com) divider line 50
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2012-08-16 12:09:16 AM
I rarely hear anything less than 10 years old on the radio, but I think I did hear a new Smashing Pumpkins song on the way to work tonight. So it IS possible.

Sounds like they're talking about teens, though, which I certainly am not.
 
kab
2012-08-16 12:09:28 AM
And this is why articles about the 'state' of music, or what genre is or isn't 'dead', can be laughed at and promptly ignored. Half of the listeners out there are blissfully unaware of much of anything.
 
2012-08-16 12:24:10 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

R.I.P.
 
2012-08-16 12:30:41 AM
www.jiggy.com
 
2012-08-16 12:31:24 AM
The only thing I listen to on the radio anymore is sports. I discover all of my new music through some combination of Spotify, YouTube, Amazon MP3 downloads, some other place online, and tv. The music radio stations in Cincinnati suck. Can't listen to 'em.
 
2012-08-16 12:32:59 AM
I get a lot of new sounds from a local web radio station (plug for Radio Paradise goes here)

/last really good ones were a couple of years ago, though
//The Doves and Porcupine Tree
 
2012-08-16 12:33:37 AM
There is some great radio still going on out there. 91.7 kxt here in Dallas is a great example. Then there is the awesomeness of Sirius-XM satellite radio. Combine that with a streaming internet station like SOMA FM and you are set.
 
2012-08-16 12:34:24 AM
Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?
 
2012-08-16 12:46:53 AM
College radio is where I find a ton of new artists. Between the umms and ahhhhs, there's some really good tunes.
 
2012-08-16 12:56:58 AM
That's how I discovered my favorite band, Nickelback!

/please kill me
 
2012-08-16 01:12:30 AM

Strongbeerrules: Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?


No, you missed one: the reality show star. I just don't know where it would go on your list. And, now that I think more about it, I don't much care.

I was going to add "good taste killed the internet star." One example I could think of was that stupid f*cker Fred. Anyone know whatever happened to that annoying guy? And speaking of which, f*ck that guy.
 
2012-08-16 01:14:54 AM
The best thing ever at work is when we had a rental with satellite radio, CBC Radio 1, 2, & 3, and whatever the French one is (Bande a Part?), and a touch screen that also ID'd every song playing (as well as allowing me to uipload mp3s via USB from my phone).

I actually *did* discover a whole lot of new music... of course, the rental company's Sirius Subscription + Canada made that happen.

I've also called our local student radio channel for a coworker when they played a song he liked... turned out it was a random 1970s hip hop compilation thing, and the DJ was the roommate of another coworker, and a CD was summarily burned and handed off. Good times.

/f--k off Clear Channel
//we still get CBC 2 over the airwaves depending on where we're driving, and it stays on until we're out of range again. Usually out of range for the student station = in range for CBC, which is pretty sweet
///yay border state living
 
2012-08-16 01:15:51 AM
Avoiding long commercial blocks and annoying djs nowadays is so farking simple it's astounding that that many people don't even try.
 
2012-08-16 01:22:02 AM
Also, f--k Nielsen too.

I actually got a call once from them about radio listening habits (at my parent's house, since of course, I and everyone I know only has a cell phone now). I mentioned, IIRC, NPR, alma mater student station, CBC 2, and the oldies station (which sucks now since they've included 80s crap, but I used to get requests in all the time for decent Motown stuff on long commuting drives since the DJs were always astonished a young person was calling in).

They didn't record the first three because they were non-profit / not-American (even though a whole bunch of stations here are Canadian and American). Oh, and you had to know the call letters. And again, be a person with a land line. Who answers a stupid radio survey.
 
2012-08-16 01:28:59 AM

Cargo: Strongbeerrules: Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?

No, you missed one: the reality show star. I just don't know where it would go on your list. And, now that I think more about it, I don't much care.

I was going to add "good taste killed the internet star." One example I could think of was that stupid f*cker Fred. Anyone know whatever happened to that annoying guy? And speaking of which, f*ck that guy.


I would wager Reality TV star goes sometime after DVD. People have been wanking to Survivor for eternity, and the MTV stuff was going on for just as long.
 
2012-08-16 01:29:04 AM
Wow. Neilson still exists?
 
2012-08-16 01:34:48 AM

Strongbeerrules: Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?


Star killed the internet?
 
2012-08-16 02:21:06 AM
I discovered Foster the People and Silversun Pickups from the radio. Maybe you buttholes aren't listening to the right radio stations.
 
2012-08-16 02:23:33 AM

AppleOptionEsc: Cargo: Strongbeerrules: Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?

No, you missed one: the reality show star. I just don't know where it would go on your list. And, now that I think more about it, I don't much care.

I was going to add "good taste killed the internet star." One example I could think of was that stupid f*cker Fred. Anyone know whatever happened to that annoying guy? And speaking of which, f*ck that guy.

I would wager Reality TV star goes sometime after DVD. People have been wanking to Survivor for eternity, and the MTV stuff was going on for just as long.


Yeah, I think you're right.

Good show, old boy!
 
2012-08-16 03:41:02 AM
I'm in something of a quandary music-wise. I hate current music, and I've gotten bored of the 70's and 80's music that I grew up with, so its really gotten hard to find new stuff to listen to.

These days I'm getting by on the ocassional techno song, never covers of the aforementioned 80's songs,

My favorite place for finding 'new' music is on Radio Riel. Steampunk inspired online radio.
 
2012-08-16 07:18:51 AM
The NPR affiliate near me does a great job of playing new stuff along with album cuts from established artists.
 
2012-08-16 08:27:01 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

/your argument is invalid
 
2012-08-16 09:29:56 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I get a lot of new sounds from a local web radio station (plug for Radio Paradise goes here)


yeah, listen to the local radio and the public radio stations and you'll still find new music

/ new orleans: WTUL, WWOZ, WWNO. all play good music. sometimes... i don't know the actual names of the stations... one seems like a college station, because the broadcasters all seem very amateur (but they can play some awesome music on occasion), the other is the jazz and heritage station (always good), and the last is our npr station (which, sometimes plays music, sometimes classical... but occasionally they actually play interesting classical that I wouldn't otherwise find on my own, or interesting performances).
 
2012-08-16 09:44:50 AM
This is why I just can't bring myself to buy an mp3 player. If I listened to that to the exclusion of radio, I would never hear anything new. Sure I could buy new music, but I'm not interested in wasting time perusing music samples to find new good stuff. I'm not THAT into music scenes. I'd rather listen to my XM and hear a constantly updating rotation of music in specific genres that I enjoy.
 
2012-08-16 09:49:26 AM
Try your local NPR stations. Cincinnati has a couple good ones, WNKU has a lot of good stuff, old and new on it.
 
2012-08-16 09:49:34 AM
My favorite part of this article is the reference to "music chat rooms."
 
2012-08-16 09:50:10 AM
Subby, your favorite music genre sucks.
 
2012-08-16 09:59:57 AM
We had a 200+ post thread here a couple of days about prog rock. I got a few new names from there.

I haven't listened to terrestrial radio for several years.
 
2012-08-16 10:07:25 AM
Anderson's Pooper

We had a 200+ post thread here a couple of days about prog rock. I got a few new names from there.

I haven't listened to terrestrial radio for several years.


Yeah, occasionally this "music chat room" can be pretty helpful.

flipped thru the radio last night,,,,steve miller band, rick springfield, hey man nice shot and some super overproduced song Don't leave me tongue tied or some shiat on the Buzz, ... some country I didn't recognize, some horrible pop, some horrible hip hop or something and the only saving grace was a Black Sabbath song on the Rock. I listened to the whole song.

mostly dreadful sh*t to my ears...
 
2012-08-16 10:31:31 AM

busy chillin': Yeah, occasionally this "music chat room" can be pretty helpful.


One thing about the internet, even if you're into really obscure stuff you can find like minds somewhere. This is a great thing for music fans and other arts types. Unfortunately it also has led to Furry conventions.
 
2012-08-16 10:38:12 AM
Anderson's Pooper

busy chillin': Yeah, occasionally this "music chat room" can be pretty helpful.

One thing about the internet, even if you're into really obscure stuff you can find like minds somewhere. This is a great thing for music fans and other arts types. Unfortunately it also has led to Furry conventions.


Yep, it's the greatest time to be a music fan.
 
2012-08-16 10:39:46 AM
well, I guess you could argue that seeing some of the old bands in concert in their heyday would be the best time...but it is nice that you can find anything and everything so easily.
 
2012-08-16 11:09:58 AM

slimkibbles: The only thing I listen to on the radio anymore is sports. I discover all of my new music through some combination of Spotify, YouTube, Amazon MP3 downloads, some other place online, and tv.


i240.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-16 11:11:58 AM
The biggest joke of a radio format is "Modern Rock." It's all the same farkin' singles from the 90s/early 00s. For example, Radiohead has recorded, what, seven albums? And the ONLY song that you'll hear is Creep.
 
2012-08-16 11:13:58 AM
In all honestly, most of the "new" (to me) music I've been listening to of late has come from video games. With the amount of effort put into AAA game soundtracks, it's rare that there aren't a few gems I've never heard on a given game disc.(With the exception of EA sports titles, of course.) GTA IV, Gran Turismo 5, Fallout 3/NV, Rock Band/GH series, and SSX (2012). Fantastic soundtracks, by and large.

/vice city had the greatest VG soundtrack of all time.
//OF ALL TIME
 
2012-08-16 11:26:50 AM
I get all my new music from FARK thread suggestions.
 
2012-08-16 11:31:46 AM
Don't like it? Link
/first heard on radio
 
2012-08-16 11:38:17 AM

Strongbeerrules: Video killed the radio star,

VHS killed the video star,

DVD killed the VHS star,

Blu-Ray killed the DVD star,

Internet killed the Blu-Ray star.

What's next? Any thoughts?


Holodecks. It's why Star Trek doesn't have an internet.
 
2012-08-16 11:42:24 AM
I listen to talk radio, given up on music radio long ago. Really only listen to music now if getting a buzz on and then it is usually my oldies.

/yes, off lawn age
 
2012-08-16 11:50:05 AM
Headline: "According to Nielsen, Americans still discover new music from radio. Horrid music, true, but at least it's new horrid music"

Surely, you can't be serious.
 
2012-08-16 11:57:40 AM
Retard Wrangler

I get all my new music from FARK thread suggestions.

randomly talking to a coworker and he suggested these guys.

Caution: Funk ahead.

Monophonics - In your Brain

so I will pass it on.
 
2012-08-16 12:22:28 PM
WXRT
 
2012-08-16 01:12:22 PM
no enough radio stations play Buckethead, therefore I do not listen to the radio. Also a significant lack in technical death metal on the airways...
 
2012-08-16 02:58:02 PM
2Tone Lizard Kings

At least Pandora was good and finding something new for me. Apparently I'm one of the few middle aged dudes who likes a horn section. I'd actually go to see these guys if they get their butts out of AZ.

Their cover of Madness' 'Communicator' holds up decently live.

I have an 8 year old i've been playing some old bodysnatchers, specials, toasters, RBF (clean mind you), and Save Ferris in the car and she's liking it, so I got that going for me.

/yeah nothing on the radio for me.
 
2012-08-16 03:54:59 PM
I often leave my car radio turned to KDFC (a classical station here in the bay area), and a few years ago discovered Ludovico Einaudi through them.
 
2012-08-16 04:29:10 PM
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2012-08-16 05:23:27 PM
Petey4335

At least Pandora was good and finding something new for me. Apparently I'm one of the few middle aged dudes who likes a horn section.

I like a good horn section as well. You ever listen to Slightly Stoopid? New album just came out as well.
 
2012-08-16 08:14:14 PM

weirdneighbour: I listen to talk radio, given up on music radio long ago. Really only listen to music now if getting a buzz on and then it is usually my oldies.

/yes, off lawn age


And are you aware of podcasts? They're exactly like talk radio, with the added bonus that you don't end up listening to commercials for your entire drive to work.

/am fully aware that trying to convince an old person that something new is better is futile.
 
2012-08-17 10:08:22 PM

Serious Black: I discovered Foster the People and Silversun Pickups from the radio. Maybe you buttholes aren't listening to the right radio stations.


Maybe the right radio stations don't exist anymore in our areas because conservative talk radio is more profitable. The only area station that played music I'd turn my mp3 player off for got shut down, Jebus, 2 years ago. Farkin' red state.

/Not saying you're wrong about the butthole thing
//Pandora works wonders for me
 
2012-08-17 11:46:35 PM

Crewmannumber6: Try your local NPR stations. Cincinnati has a couple good ones, WNKU has a lot of good stuff, old and new on it.


A couple of people have mentioned that WNKU is pretty good. I can honestly say I've never really taken the time to listen that one. I should do that before saying all of the stations in town suck. I think I'm still just bitter over 94.9/97.3 The Sound being replaced multiple times by Country music stations within the last half decade causing them to disappear completely. In it's short life, that was the best station in town.
 
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