July 4, 2010
I’m always looking for motivating new songs for my iPod cardio playlist. As LilSis just mentioned, I also get tired of my tunes really quickly. I get some songs from old CDs, but most come from iTunes. The only problem with discovering new songs on iTunes is that you get to listen to such a short snippet of the song, who knows if you’re going to like the whole song? You can pay for a song and then not like it at all.
Here’s a solution to that problem…Grooveshark! Voila! At Grooveshark, you can listen to songs in their entirety, and even make your own playlists to come back to and listen to time after time. How is Grooveshark different from iTunes? You don’t download songs and you can’t put them on your MP3 player. You just listen to them online. You also don’t have to pay for using Grooveshark. If you don’t like dealing with ads on the site, you can pay $30/yr for a VIP account, but they don’t bother me.
You can search Grooveshark by artist, or by keywords that can be found in a song name or album name. You can also look at the songs that are most popular with other users at the moment to get some idea of what’s hot.
I like to listen to songs on Grooveshark, and then download them on iTunes for my iPod if I like them enough. It’s the perfect marriage of technology!