Noba

“Noba is a free online platform that provides high-quality, flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials. These textbooks and materials are licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. Users may reuse, redistribute, and remix the content to suit their needs.

The goals of Noba are three-fold:

* To reduce financial burden on students by providing access to free educational content

* To provide instructors with a platform to customize educational content to better suit their curriculum

* To present free, high-quality material written by a collection of experts and authorities in the field of psychology

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Lore Olympus

“In this Webtoon, the story of Persephone and Hades is retold from a new perspective… modern day. This dramatic, somewhat addictive story involves two Greek gods, who meet by chance, and suddenly start questioning their feelings for each other. On top of that, this story features relationship struggles, looking for love, going to school for the first time, abusive situations, futures not chosen by the person it’s for, parties, and MUCH, MUCH more. I really think you will love this webtoon! For all those fans of the Kane Chronicles and the Percy Jackson and Hero of Olympus series. Or, basically anyone who has ever found any form of enjoyment out of fictional shipping and romantic fandoms will find a home in this story.”

—”Lore Olympus.” Webtoon Wiki.

Episode 1.

Every Noise at Once

“Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at analgorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the
musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,356
genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-08-27 [or recent dote when you might be reading this description].
The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.”

http://everynoise.com/

How Do You Discover New Music?

Most people probably listen to a music streaming service to find new music. Looking for comparisons, I found this article from PC Magazine comparing Sirius XM Radio, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, and Pandora.

I would have thought YouTube Music should also be on this list. It is interesting that it isn’t.

Personally, I try to avoid any service that involves the five big companies of the feudal Internet. So, for me, this excludes Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Google Play Music and YouTube Music from consideration.

Of the remaining, I am currently trying Sirius XM Radio. Their XMU channel that tries being similar to a college radio station.

I also listen to college radio in the U.S. via TuneIn. There are quite a few stations available, such as University of Washington’s KEXP, Santa Monica College’s KCRW, University of California Berkeley’s KALX, and Drexel University’s WKDU in Philadelphia, Bestcolleges.com has a useful list of better college radio stations if you want go deeper.

Two of these stations, i.e., KEXP and KCRW, have “podcasts” which are basically a new song each weekday that I’ve been using for a long time to find new music. Minnesota Public Radio also has Song of the Day.

And since we are mentioning podcasts, it’s probably also worth including NPR’s All Songs Considered. NPR’s Sound Opinions is more for critical opinions of music, but they also have new music occasionally and mention older music I haven’t heard before.

Of course, there are some music websites like the 40075.world link I pointed today. Probably the best one is Allmusic.com. Most people probably know that it is like IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes for music. It’s a good place to start if you just heard of an artist that has been around awhile and want to get biographic information, their discography, album reviews, what their influences were and who they influenced.

Ok, that’s all I have. Anyone that comes across this and thinks I missed something or should add something important, please feel free to make a suggestion in the comments. Always interested in discovering new ways to find new music.