I have seen a few posts lately about people wanting to discover new music, and, mentioning Tidal and Spotify and other services via Roon. While that would be of interest I am just trying to find a new and reliable service where I can search for new releases. I used to use Amazon, and once a week would get on and go to the “new releases” section for “CD and vinyl” and would search the top 500 new release of all genres “by sales volume” which generally would get me everything I wanted to know about. However, now that many artists are not releasing on CD this method doesn’t always work for me there seems to be a lot that gets missed (plus with many artists also not following the normal release day schedules things get missed too).
Every week I get an update from HDTracks, for instance, that gives me something I missed or were not included in the Amazon new release list. I have gone to AllMusic.com and signed up for a weekly new release list but yikes that has hundreds and hundreds of all genres, not narrowed down in any way.
What do you all find is the best way to look for new releases now? Back in the day I would show up at the record store every Tuesday to browse the new release bin for “rock” or “folk” or whatever. I could also sign up to follow artists but since my collection consists of 1,000+ artists that would also be unworkable.
Interested primarily in rock, pop, folk, singer/songwriter, some jazz (Madeleine Peyroux or Diana Krall for instance). Suggestions??