My 6 year old daughter "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X recently sings and – despite the fact that the song broke the record for hit single longest on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart – my wife does not recognize it and was confused as my daughter knew it. I politely suggested that she wipe the music subscription we pay for and listen to some new songs.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, 80 percent of music revenue comes from streaming music. But are subscribers really digging in to discover new music or stick to old favorites? Finding new tunes takes time, but the top music streaming services provide a number of ways to inject new artists and songs into your daily routine.
We focus on two of the most popular services-Spotify and Apple Music-but competitors like Pandora and Tidal have similar features.
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If you want to shake up your music in a simple way and discover new songs, try out Spotify & # 39; s Stations. It's unlimited music in a separate, optimized app. You choose an artist, a mood or a decade and it just keeps playing music.
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Apple Music's Radio tab displays Beats 1, a real-time Internet radio station featuring music (and music-related content) around the clock Access to Beats 1 is free, but those with an Apple Music subscription can save songs and create custom radio stations.
Use Artificial Intelligence
Most music services go beyond human DJs out and use artificial intelligence to quickly make new recommendations, mainly in the form of automated playlists based on your previous listening habits, the more you listen, the better the song selection.
Spotify offers Two Primary Automated Playlists: Discover Weekly and Release Radar . Release Radar is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest releases. New albums and songs are added every Friday.
19659002] Discover Weekly, which appears every Monday morning, is more scattered in its song selection. It's not tied to a particular genre, but it's a great job finding the best songs you've never heard before.
These automated playlists should appear in your Spotify app in front and in the middle as soon as enough data is available to fill them with music recommendations. In the desktop app, click Browse> Discover . Save your favorite music in a playlist before a new Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlist arrives and replace the previous week's songs.
Apple Music displays AI playlists in the section of the phone and desktop apps. Apple automatically creates four playlists that are updated weekly: Friends Mix, Chill Mix, New Music Mix, and Favorites Mix. Three of them take turns in new songs with different emphases, while the favorite mix reintroduces music that you've played frequently, but that you may not have heard in a while.
Get a digital mixtape of your friends
The day your friends or other important people may have turned you into a mix tape to share new music. These days we have Apple's automated Friends Mix. Every Monday, those who connect to friends through Apple Music receive a playlist of 25 songs their friends have heard.
With someone on Apple Music using the mobile app, tap the section you want to watch on lower edge and then join the circle in the upper right corner. Tap View Profile and scroll down to find and invite people. Then, keep tabs on what friends you follow are listening to Apple music in the section you're following.
Spotify, meanwhile, offers a "Collaborative Playlist" option that lets friends add music to a playlist you can create. On the Desktop r Right-click a playlist on the left side of the screen and click Collaborative Playlist in the pop-up window. On the phone, tap the three-item menu and select "Work Together." You can then share the playlist with any number of messaging apps or emails.
To find friends on Spotify, tap the gear icon in the top right corner and then tap your profile name at the top. In the next screen, tap Find friends to connect to Facebook friends. Control social listening at Settings> Social .
Ask Your Music Butler
If you want to spend a little more time discovering music than having automated playlists and tracking your friends, there are several third party vendors. Party services that allow you to discover new music. 
Musicbutler.io is a handy service that will help you keep track of the new Music by artists you have heard in the past. Apple Music and Spotify both have been moving in this direction to keep you up to date, but Musicbutler still does it best for now.
It can monitor multiple services at once and provides links to get the music on Amazon Prime and various apps. It also adds music release details as the artist announces it and does a good job of keeping you regularly alerted emails.