New music discovery can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. And we’re here to make it easier for you. This week we’ve put the spotlight on 5 Apple Music playlists that are brilliant for music discovery.
1) JULIE ADENUGA
Julie Adenuga is part of the Beats1 fam and she does a show Monday-Thursday, bringing us the sounds of London. You can listen in to the show or listen to each show as a playlist. Julie does a good job of bringing us the hits while also delivering some of that lesser known talent. She mostly highlights the dance/electro and urban genres. Start clicking around through all of her playlists and you’re sure to discover a few new favorites.
Start here: Julie Adenuga Playlist
2) RAPPERS TO WATCH
When you’re looking at playlists, scroll down until you see ‘Curators’ and click on see all and you’ll see a bunch of different entities that have a selection of playlists. Luckily, the Fader is included here. This playlist is perfect for all you hip-hop heads out there! I also recommend checking out their ‘Songs You Need in Your Life’ playlist.
Start here: Rappers to Watch
3) BREAKING POP
This playlist does a great job of delivering the pop goods that are just a bit ahead of their time. At times, it can be a bit too poppy for my tastes. But it is definitely a good resource.
Start here: Breaking Pop
4) WORLD RECORD
Ah, Zane Lowe. Giving us the hottest record in the world since…well I don’t know how long it’s been, but I do know I love it. Sometimes there are new songs on here from established artists but if you keep scrolling you’ll find stellar tracks from emerging artists that are making waves across multiple genres.
Start here: World Record
5) UP NEXT
Filtr said it best: These artists got next. If you want to be a step ahead of the rest you should definitely be following and listening to this playlist.
Start here: Filtr’s Up Next
Get to listening and discovering! If you need more inspiration (or want someone else to do the work for ya) be sure to check our Introduce Me feature, where we highlight 5 of the most exciting new artists every month. Thanks for reading!