TheRealMusician Top Artist Picks

Everything below is what's on my personal music library, so you can get an idea of what a fully fleshed out library looks like. Hopefully you'll be able to take some of these artists and add them to your own music library.

If an artist has PLAY symbol next to it, it means I haven't built a dedicated page for them yet (but you can click the play button to hear a sample of their music).

If there is no play symbol, then you can simply click on the link of that artist, and it will take you to their dedicated page with a bunch of info + 3-6 samples of their music.

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If you want to take marketing your music to another level, then I can't recommend enough John Oszajca's music marketing manifesto. My favorite aspect of his complete program was his stance on email marketing, where he really leverages the that "1000 true fans" philosophy.

His website is a bit hokey (Flaming guitars? Seriously?), but his program really shows independant artists how to get a leg-up on signed artists.


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Amon Tobin

And So I Watch You From Afar

Animal Collective

Animals As Leaders

Aphex Twin


The Arcade Fire

At The Drive-In

Atlas Sound

The Avalanches




Beach House

The Besnard Lakes

Between The Buried And Me

Boards Of Canada


Bon Iver


Born Gold

Brian Eno


Captain Murphy

The Caretaker





Com Truise



Daft Punk

Damon Albarn

Danger Doom


Darren Korb

David Bowie

David Crowder Band


Death Grips

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dirty Projectors

Don Caballero

The Eagles

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Explosions In The Sky

Extra Life

Faith No More


Flying Lotus

Frank Ocean

Frank Zappa

Future Islands

Gang Gang Dance

Genghis Tron



Godspeed You Black Emperor!



Grizzly Bear


Horse The Band

Hot Chip

Hundred Waters



Jaga Jazzist

James Blake

James Drake

Janelle Monae

Jon Hopkins

John Coltrane

Julia Holter

Julianna Barwick

John Mayer Trio

Kanye West



Kayo Dot

King Crimson

Koji Kondo

LCD Soundsystem


Ludwig van Beethoven




The Mars Volta



Maudlin Of The Well

Me'Shell NdegeOcello





Michael Jackson

MIDI Swish

Mike Patton

Miles Davis


Mos Def

Mount Kimbie

Mr. Bungle

Mutoid Man


My Goal Is Telepathy (MGIT)

The National

Nine Inch Nails

Nobuo Uematsu

Nosaj Thing

The Number Twelve Looks Like You

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

One Day As A Lion

Oneohtrix Point Never



Panda Bear

The Parish of Little Clifton

Pat Metheny Trio

Peeping Tom

A Perfect Circle


Pink Floyd

PJ Harvey

Porcupine Tree



Quentin Tarantino (any soundtrack of his)


Rage Against The Machine


Russian Circles



Sigur Ros


Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

The Sound Of Animals Fighting


St. Vincent

Sufjan Stevens


Teen Daze

Telefon Tel Aviv

Tera Melos

That 1 Guy

These Arms Are Snakes

Thom York

Todd Terje

Tom Waits





Tyondai Braxton

Venetian Snares


Wagon Christ

The Weeknd

White Denim


Zech's Marquise

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