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With So Many Choices to Discover New Music, Here’s Where People Are Going

Posted by John on July 28th, 2014

How do you keep up-to-date with new music? Where do you discover music that’s new to you, whether it was released this month or 20 years ago? With so much music being recorded, reissued and easily and instantly available today, it can be a challenge to keep up. And with so many sources to hear/read about/discover music, it’s interesting to see where people gravitate to discover new music.

The 22nd survey by Edison Research and Triton Digital titled “The Infinite Dial 2014” shows that overall, AM/FM radio is the most common outlet for people of all ages (12+) to keep up-to-date with new music. That’s surprising to many people who consider AM/FM radio to be a dying medium.


For teens and 20-somethings, youtube replaces AM/FM radio as the most common outlet for people to keep up-to-date with new music with Pandora tied for second.


Here at Custom Channels, we use all these sources, and a few more such as music label reps, artist management companies, music industry conferences, Shazam, and web sites devoted exclusively to exposing new releases to music industry professionals. We’re always on the look-out for new releases of any genre and style that will sound good in a business and on internet radio.

We listen to music all day here in our offices. It’s great to work in an office space where there’s always different kinds of music playing. We believe people are discovering new music while they’re in a store, in a business or in a restaurant – it happens all the time. Here at Custom Channels, we love to turn people on to music.

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