This is list of my favorite places on the internet for discovering new interesting artists.
- Bandcamp - my personal favorite site for music publishing. It has great user interface, artists has a lot of ways to communicate with fans and most importantly you can by and download music as file. I wish this would be the standard in music streaming services.
- Bandzone - Really good place for discovering Czech artists. It is probably best place too look for undergroud shows.
- Obscure - Best ticket selling service in Czechia. They are focused on heavy and alternative music, which are the best ones.
- Youtube - Untransparent a unfair recommendations, search and monetizations. Strong censorship full of double standards. Actively fights downloading content.
- Spotify - Same things as youtube and behind paywall. Only contains mainstream artists.
Real life sources
These are in my experience best ways to find out about artists and music events.
- Posters - The most conventional place to find out about concerts.
- Stickers - Since late 90’ and early 2000’ underground scene uses stickers as promotion. You can find them on backside of road signs, on wall of bathroom in clubs, etc.
- Word of mouth - Best times are shared with friends. Invite them to events and be grateful is someone invites you.