Music to Create To - Paste Magazine Music Sampler

"What does a magazine have to do with music?", you might be asking. (Or maybe you're not, or maybe you already know the answer...anyway.) One of my long time favorite resources for discovering new/new to me musical artists has been Paste Magazine. And my hands down favorite part of Paste is their monthly New Music Sampler that is included with every issue (whether you subscribe or pick it up at B&N). Every month I can expect a cd (well, actually I just choose to download the mp3s) of 20ish songs by some of the greatest musical acts out there. Some of them are old favorites that are still breaking ground creatively (Elvis Costello, Iron & Wine, Indigo Girls) and others quickly become new favorites (Passion Pit, MGMT, White Rabbits). Unfortunately, like many hard copy publications, Paste has been faced with financial troubles the past few months, but seems to be weathering the storm better than some others. Do yourself, your ears, your music collection and your wallet a favor and subscribe to Paste. With digital subcriptions starting at a mere $.99/month including digital downloads of the music sampler, you really can't afford NOT to.

Happy Listening!

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