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Your Questions About How To Discover New Artists

David asks…

When you’ve discovered an artist who was dead before you were born?…….?

Have you found that they’re more special, unique, and beautiful (visually
as well as artistically) to you, partly because they are dead?…

I don’t know mean like, wanting to find their grave, dig up their corpse and have sex with them, but I’ve found they have an odd attractiveness to them.

And personally, I’ve found it tends to be stronger,
because they aren’t around anymore.

Psychologically, what IS this?

Is it the old “What you can’t have, you want the most” thing, or do Humans naturally see a beauty in death, as we do in Birth/Life?…
By beauty, I mean emotionally, not sexually.

New Niche Finder answers:

Well, I’m sure it makes it more special, because no matter who the artist is, no one is EVER going to produce the same (or even similar) original art than them!

It makes their art astounding, because nothing like it will ever exist again. It could only have been created by the artist who is now dead.

Lisa asks…

When Was The Last Time You Discovered An Artist Through Radio?

More specifically, an artist that you actually like and listen to.

For me, it’s been about three years since I don’t really listen to the radio much at all anymore. The artist was Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and the song being played was Thou Shalt Always Kill which instantly got my attention and I’ve been a fan since.

BQ: Ever been to Belgium or Holland?
Recently I spent a weeks holiday in both and I really enjoyed my time over there.
BQ2: Now playing?
Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaOmTHaRA1g

New Niche Finder answers:


A couple of days ago – yes, really!

I’ve taken to listening to BBC Radio 3’s “Late Junction” programme and they played a piece by Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble. When I then went to listen to some samples… Ooooo… I want albums, I want more!


I’m also now a regular listener to BBC Radio 3’s “Sunday Morning”, “Word and Music” {songs & poems!}, and “World on 3”, and have been listening to BBC Radio 2’s “Mike Harding Show” for nearly a year.

Usually, I just note down songs that I like, then research them to hear samples. If I only like that song, or one or two others from the album(s), I buy them as individual downloads. But if I like all or a majority of the music, I add that band / artist to a list of albums to buy. There’s currently about 6 on that list…

BQ: No, but I’d like to go to the Menin Gate at Ypres.
BQ2: ‘Crosses of Annagh Set’ ~ Danu

Steven asks…

Who are the best un-discovered cover artists on youtube?

I love listening to them I am already subscribed to

Julia Nunes
Natalie Hawkins
Reina Lam
Kina Grannis
Emily Senn
Charissa Hope
Amy Walker

if there are any more please say! thank you!!

New Niche Finder answers:


Although, not strictly undiscovered (or a cover artist).. She is signed.. But still.. Shes amazing and you should all know about her. Lol

Mandy asks…

what are some great websites to discover new music/artists?


I really enjoy finding new music but you cant really do that on youtube or myspace


New Niche Finder answers:

Go to sellaband.com, they have tons of new artist from around the world that are trying to make it into the music world. One of my fav’s is cubworld, he was the 2nd winner to make the $50,000 and get an album recorded. Http://www.sellaband.com/cubworld/, he has an amazing sound and awesome original music, i’m excited to see him make it to the top!

Here is his myspace page also:


Daniel asks…

How do you get discovered as a fine artist?

How do I get my artwork into a gallery or how do I get an “agent” (do not know the correct terminology for this person’s position)?

New Niche Finder answers:

It is VERY difficult to obtain an agent unless you are SUPREMELY TALENTED and you have already seen your work in print (published in a magazine, etc.). Galleries take ONLY known people for the most part and then only the best of the best. Your best bet would be to have a PROFESSIONAL portfolio printed of your finest works and then start hitting the streets. Fine artists generally translate into starving artists because there is NOT a tremendous call for this. Commercial art would pay more, but even then, the pickings are slim. ANd please don’t listen to the ninnies here who tell you to go out and have a showing at a gallery. THese are kids who DON’T know what they are talking about. Believe me, I know this field backwards and forwards and it’s VERY, VERY hard to make it therein. Good luck.

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