Tuesday, February 12, 2013
10 essential YouTube channels for music lovers of all genres
These are subscription-worthy.
YouTube, the video sharing website that steadily became a culture phenomenon, is one of the greatest tools for discovering new music and artists. Here are 10 YouTube channels every music lover should subscribe to.
1. The Needle Drop - Anthony Fantano is the Internet’s self-proclaimed busiest music nerd. His YouTube account is dedicated to music reviews and he doesn’t hold back.
2. Jay Z's Life + Times - This YouTube account is Jay Z’s digital portal to behind-the-scenes peeks into Jay Z’s life. This is where Jay Z posted his Barclay’s documentary that quickly became a viral hit.
3. i am OTHER - i am OTHER was created by artist Pharrell Williams as a way to celebrate the “others.” The account celebrates innovators, thinkers, and anyone who is willing to stand up and be different.
4. PitchforkTV - Pitchfork is all about the independent music. If you’re a true music lover, you should already have Pitchfork bookmarked.
5. NPR Music - NPR Music offers live concerts and field recordings, artists practicing, and documentaries. Some artists even release their albums for free on NPR’s website.
6. KEXP Radio - KEXP radio in Seattle comes with the tagline “where the music matters.” They offer a wide variety of music and often play undiscovered talent on their broadcast. On their YouTube, you’ll find hours of live performances.
7. Hot 97 TV - Hot 97 has thousands of videos ranging from interviews with the hottest names in hip-hop and R&B to live performances.
8. Sway's Universe - An original member of MTV’s news team, Sway has now moved on to hosting his own interviews via his YouTube. You’ll find tons of celebrity interviews that you won’t get anywhere else.
9. Tim Westwood TV - Tim Westwood is well-known in the U.K. as a radio and television presenter. He’s inspired Sacha Baron Cohen’s characters and become a staple in the English hip-hop and grime culture. His YouTube channel is a mix between old school footage and modern interviews.
10. Bread Over Bed - Bread Over Bed is the perfect way for a music lover to keep up-to-date on new information and releases within the hip-hop/rap world. Between exclusive interviews and video releases, Bread Over Bed is an essential subscription.
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