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@switchingsocial Any alternatives to Spotify's algorithms to find new music for you based on what you listen to?

@edwardloveall

It's not free or open, but I guess last.fm might be one option?

Commercial music is difficult to do freely due to licensing issues etc. :blobsad:

@switchingsocial Yeah fair. I'm wondering if the recommendations could be separated from the music somehow? Thanks for the response!

@edwardloveall

There's libre.fm too, but I'm not sure if it is being maintained.

It's sort of like a free version of last.fm:

libre.fm

@edwardloveall
I would ew command you mixcloud app. It's some kind of a radio/podcast app, but the curators are amazing there.
You light be able to discover new things while having a link to buy the track/album.
And from there, run a @funkwhale instance. 😊
@switchingsocial

@edwardloveall @switchingsocial Do you mean something like this?
music-map.com/
gnoosic.com/
musicroamer.com/
Another strategy that works for me is just searching "artists similar to x" and then looking at the ones last.fm recommends.
Edit: Had to fix a broken link.

@LPS @edwardloveall @switchingsocial Awesome! I'm glad I could help someone. :)
And speaking of music, Heather Dale is amazing. If you don't like her, you don't have a soul. :P
invidio.us/watch?v=STHzPemtOnY

@switchingsocial @rockthrower Thanks for the suggestion. The site's not loading for me unfortunately 🙁

@edwardloveall @switchingsocial It is loading for me even with uBlock Origin on medium. It looks similar to some of the others shared, so probably not a huge loss. It's really good for exploring similar artists and genres, though. It does use Spotify for samples, I think.

@rockthrower Ah I figured it out: My browser was trying to visit the HTTPS version which times out. Cool site, thanks!

@edwardloveall @switchingsocial

YouTube Music. They have decent recommendations (if you've liked some tracks already) and you won't be bothered with ads if you use a YT-adblocker addon.
You can download each track (or whole playlists) with this tool: mediahuman.com

@77elements @edwardloveall @switchingsocial or just use plain gtk-youtube-viewer (desktop) or NewPipe / NewPipe Legacy (android) 😁

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