The role of a music blogger, in my view, is to shout form the rooftops about our favourite new bands and artists and try to get the world to listen to their music.
The blog may be central to this, but it also means promoting these bands in other places, whether that is by appearing on radio or television, writing for magazines, making playlists for other websites, starting record labels, or putting on gigs.
One of my favourite services for sharing new music at the moment is 22tracks, which we’ve now been with for about a year. We upload five-or-so of our favourite tracks every week, and music fans from around the world get to hear our most recent 22 selections streaming ad-free.
It’s always a pleasure when people tell you they’ve found their new favourite band through your recommendations, and part of my love for 22tracks is that it seems that plenty of people are doing just that through their service, which makes it easy to find a curated playlist of the music your interested in my splitting the tastemakers who are involved up by location (London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels at the moment) and then by genre*.
*I’ve taken the “alternative” label to mean anything non-mainstream, so take that how you will…