on April 13, 2017

We may have mentioned this a time or two in the past, but it bears repeating: there are more than 2,000,000 individual playlists on 8tracks!

And what does that mean for you?

For one thing, if you hit play right now, you’ll meet your own end long before you reach the last of our offerings. Unless, of course, you’re immortal...in which case you’re probably gonna need a couple more hobbies to keep yourself entertained.

More importantly, it means millions of chances to discover your new favorite artist. And let’s be clear on this: discovery doesn’t necessarily mean finding what no one else knows about, just recognizing its value. Remember how Columbus “discovered” a continent that had already been inhabited by some other folks for millennia? Or how Isaac Newton “discovered” gravity through the highly sophisticated scientific method of finally noticing a phenomenon that had been occurring his entire life?

Discovery is about unearthing anything previously unknown to you, whether brand-spanking new, buried in years of dust from neglect, or simply overlooked by the masses. And trust us, we’ve got plenty of each. But there’s an extra special je ne sais quois in discovering an artist who’s already been making music for years. It’s like learning about Harry Potter at the moment The Deathly Hallows was published--you don’t have to wait for the next book (or in this case, album) to be written; you can devour the entire collection from start to finish right NOW!

So, we propose a challenge: go discover something old. We’re willing to bet it’ll be as fresh as baby’s breath. And it’s pretty likely you’ll find that brand new old sound just by hitting play on any one of the following masterpieces.