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    I've recently started checking out Jamendo, a free music service out of Europe. There are roughly ten bajillion acts on this thing, and I'm completely unfamilliar with almost all of them. I've heard of Brad Sucks, of course, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Revolution Void. A lot of the other stuff sounds like bad Eurovision song tryouts.
    But, with this much on the site, I am no doubt missing a lot. Anybody else use this thing, and can anybody give me any signposts on where the good stuff is?
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    ... anybody?
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2010
    I've had some success using their Pro site for work projects. They have reasonable licensing fees based on type and duration of use, so I would probably use them again.

    In terms of finding the good stuff? I suppose you just need to search for genres you enjoy and seek out related artists. I don't go through it very often, but every once in a while I pop by the regular site and have a poke through popular tracks.

    Your mileage may vary.
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2010
    Kind of hard to recommend stuff wothout knowing what you're looking for, so I second the genre search. Look for interesting combinations: You get all kinds of stuff looking for, say, Funk, but if you pick out bands who tag Funk and, say, Ska, you might be on to something.

    I gotta say, I kinda miss the old (first generation) tagging. I used to find the best acts by searching for a band I liked that was guaranteed not to be on The search would list bands that claimed to sound like whomever I'd searched for, among others, and I could look for interesting combinations within those lists.