I received a free 30 day trial for eMusic.com a few months back. It included 40 downloads. I was a bit skeptical at first. I couldn't find many bands that had recognizable names. Most were Indie artists. I wondered what good this would do me if I had never heard of any of these bands before.
It did me a lot of good.
I have always enjoyed listening to "new" music. New to me as well as new to all. I literally stumbled across many new artists that I had never heard of and now can't get enough of. Here's just a few that have been on the "A" list in my CD player for quite some time now.
Aaron Sprinkle - Moontraveler - rock, alternative
Bitstream Dream - Spiralglide - electronic, breaks, chill
Cheer Up Charlie - rock
Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse?) - electronic, techno
Hyper Static Union - Lifegiver : rock
Subway - Empty Head : electronic
Tracing Days - Control : rock
These are just a few of them. The interface is set up so that there are links to artists of similar styles on each artists page. It's almost an endless click list. Try it you'll like it!