Everyday I'm Scrobblin' (Track What Music You Listen To)


"What music have you been listening to lately?"

If you listen to a lot of music and have friends who do the same you might get asked this from time to time.  Even though I listen to music as much as I possibly can, I still sometimes have trouble answering this question.  

Luckily for me someone told me about, a great service for tracking music you've been listening to and discovering new music using that same data.  While I don't use it for the discovery piece much, it is a great way to get an idea of what you've been listening to over the last few days, weeks, month, year, or overall.  

Here's some of my most listened to bands in the last month: Music Tracking

One of my favorite things about is that you don't need to listen via their service to have your music listens tracked.  As long as you have an account your music plays can be tracked whether you listen via Spotify, iTunes, tracks synced to you mobile device like iPhone, and a few other services.  As long as all of your devices are setup properly, the songs you listen to will be logged automatically.  

To track plays on your computer through things like iTunes you'll need to download the "Scrobbler" but for services like Spotify the integration is built in; all you need is to sign in with your account.  

From all the listening data that Last gathers the service can then recommend new songs for you to listen to as well as radio stations based on the same.  With all the music listening I do I am always in need of something new.  

It is a pretty cool service that is free.  How can you go wrong?

What do you do when you don't know what to listen to?

We all have our favorite ways of listening to music.  

Personally I keep a bunch of tunes on my iPhone where I try to add something new at least once a week to keep things fresh.  When I'm not feeling anything there I'll usually hop onto Soundcloud to see if any of my favorite DJ's or bands have shared anything new.

But if you listen to a lot of music you run into this one problem a lot: what do you do when you aren't feeling like listening to anything from your your sources?  Some people turn on the radio (shudder) some people have SiriusXM, some have podcasts they might load up.

When I want some music quick and nothing I usually listen to is tickling my fancy, I'll hit up  It's an internet radio station you can listen to on the computer, or through their Android and iPhone apps.  They play non stop commercial free jams all day and night.  And when I run into that problem where I'm not sure what to listen to, they usually have something playing that will get me the musical fix I need.

They have four stations and to be honest I only listen to one, "Classix".  It is a great mix (and diverse) selection of disco, funk, soul, hip hop, 80's, New Wave, and techno where you can hear a ton of great jams and remixes.  Sounds like a lot but this station rarely lets me down.  The other stations all have their own feel and eclectic mix of tunes, but if I am logging on I am always hitting up the Classix and that's where I'm staying. 

I've found a ton of great tracks and albums from this radio station and its a great place to go when you just don't know what to put on.  

Check out Classix on the next time you hit a musical selection roadblock:

On the Website  //  Android App  //  iPhone App