YouTube? Seriously? You’ve gotta be kidding. The same place responsible for making Justin Bieber and Psy the stars they are today, the same place where you can spend time endlessly watching clips of  keyboard playing cats or The 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes. Yes that YouTube. 

The key to discovering great music on YouTube is finding the right channels to tailor your viewing experiences to your own personal tastes. So instead of wasting time watching Charlie bite his brother’s finger again, you could be hearing awesome new music.

What you need to do is sign up. Once you’re signed up, look up an artist you like, say Homeboy Sandman. I found a great song titled Homeboy Sandman – Couple Bars.

When you watch the video on YouTube, the name of the person or record label that posted the video will appear just below the video itself. In this case it’s Stonesthrow Records. Click on the subscribe button. You’ll now get to see the latest videos by Homeboy Sandman, and you’ll also get to see new music by his label mates who include Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne and Madvillain. 

It’s that easy. I currently subscribe to at least 20 channels and the music I’ve discovered on YouTube is amazing.

To get the ball rolling, here are some channels I would recommend:


Daptone Records


Pioneer Unit

Secretly Canadian

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