10 Essential Twitter Accounts For Music Lovers

Tune in to these experts to freshen up your playlists and stay ahead of the game

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As we get older, it's easy to lose touch with what's happening in music. We become stuck listening to the bands we loved as teenagers, our Spotify playlists a sort of "if-it-ain't-broke..." time capsule. 

To rectify this, we’ve put together a list of ten Twitter accounts that will improve your musical knowledge and help discover great new stuff every day.

Whether it’s new recommendations from the best indie blogs or industry news from the former head of Warner Brothers Records, we’ve got your ears covered.

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1 | @Digmusicinsider

If you really want to know what's going on in music you need to follow Jack Isquith, the former Warner Bros Records digital executive specialising in funny, insightful tweets on music news and opinions, or, as his bio has it "Contemplating the implosion of old & new media, digital technology, and the idea that Rock reached perfection in 1974."

 

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2 | @Hypem 

Be honest, 80% of the new music on your iTunes already comes straight from the recommendations on HypeMachine.com. Their good work continues on Twitter with links to new music and remixes, plus album premieres and updates on who the current "most blogged" artist is that you should know about. 

 

 

 

3 | @Future_of_music

Music, and how we receive and pay for it, is changing. Washington DC-based Future Of Music are dedicated to fairness in the business, focusing on "Education, Research, and Advocacy for Musicians". Expect banner-waving tweets about musician's rights and royalties, commentary on tech developments in the industry and a heads-up on events and documentary releases for you to get involved in around the world. 

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4 | @Ro_bot_Dylan 

The times, they've already changed, but this fake Bob Dylan account keeps classic Dylan songs at the forefront of our minds by "singing" one song a day with lyric tweets followed by song links. A perfect way to rediscover old classics from the greatest lyricist of them all, or fend off those subterranean homesick blues. 

 

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5 | @MusicFactsFun 

Perfect for the pub quiz. Did you know 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' by Wham! was Billboard's Hot 100 no.1 hit on November 17,1984? Or that "Norwegian Wood" was ranked no.12 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest Beatles songs? You do now. 

 

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6 | @Gillespeterson

BBC Radio 6's Gilles Peterson is a man who knows a thing or two about what makes a good tune. Tweeting new music links, behind-the-scenes shots from international DJ sets and Radio 6 interviews and performances, Peterson is one to follow if you fancy keeping a finger on the pulse of new music. 

 

 

7 | @HolmesWasHere

An L.A. based recording and sound engineer who's most recently worked alongside Trent Reznor on the Gone Girl soundtrack, Holmes tweets in-studio progress reports, music news and great stage-side views from some of the biggest bands around. 

 

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8 | @Elliott Wilson

According to Eminem the G.O.A.T is the "Greatest Of All Time", so when Elliott Wilson claims he's the "GOAT of hip hop journalism" you know you're onto a good thing. Video interviews with the likes of Jay Z and T.I. confirm his credentials. 

 

 

9 | @DayTrotter

It can be difficult sifting through all the new music recommendations coming your way through friends and social media, but Day Trotter features exclusive live sessions to back up their "next big thing" claims. An essential for indie kids.

 

 

10 | @KaynyesWset

We love you Yeezy, but sometimes it takes a Twitter parody account to make sense of even the biggest hip hop geniuses.

 

 


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