I used to be really into music. In high School and college my friends and I would go to shows and research new bands online, and we always had that music that made people go, wait who was that, play that again.
It's all different now. I blame time. I no longer have an entire afternoon free to chat with that guy two dorms away who plays the guitar and wants to sound like that band he heard in LA that one time, and I no longer have the time to stay up until 4 am passing around iPods with that one band who just got back from Europe and heard that Swedish band that would blow everyone away.
I find 50% of music via Shazam -- basically being somewhere random where something good is playing and using the app to find out what it is. Lazy, but efficient.
The other 50% I steal from writers who so generously post their playlists online. Writer's have very good taste from what I've experiences so far. Especially when it comes to music to listen to while writing.
via Courtney Summers:
via Maggie Stiefvater's blog - okay, the link goes to a 2011 playlist, but really the best music stealing from Maggie comes from her daily posts where at the bottom she lists what she was listening to that day.
via Mindee Arnett
via Lauren Oliver
via Alex Bracken
via Nova Ren Suma
via Dan Krokos (via NovelSounds, which is also a good place to find music, as all their reviews include songs)
via Gayle Forman
via Chelsea Fine