Play some NF
I recommend "the search" and "paid my dues"
Either by accident, by someone's recommendation, or similarity (spotify, youtube recommended etc.)
soundcloud? music channels in youtube? music from different forums? youtube recommended?
imagine using spotify axaxaxa
For real if you want to find new music, make a youtube playlist with music you like and suddenly in recommended there will pop off insane music suggestions. I always get some hidden bangers just by going from one to another song in youtube.
Youtube recommend or if you have friends with the same music taste, ask if they send you their playlist?
watch twitch streams = find good music but only over time
I find 1 good song on youtube and then i check the recommendations following that video usually
I usually just check other songs of artists that I like (or artists that I know but have only listened to couple of their songs)
most of my music is discover when im around people or at parties.
Protip, never listen to spotify's "world top 50" or whatever it's called.
make a hltv thread "your favourite song" or "give song advice" etc
and people will send their favourite song of the week, some of it is gold that you've never heard before, and some is just troll but you have to take it to get to the diamonds
Friends usually or completely randomly
For less known bands I see a facebook post about a concert, then check that band out. So far found some nice post-punk bands, Motorama, Soviet Soviet, Ploho, to name a few. Also "similar artists" on spotify can be helpful
YouTube suggestions are doing a good job too but they tend to give me new things in the same style so a bit repetitive in the end. Otherwise blogs
search bands within genres you enjoy
spotify discover weekly playlist. worth the 10e / month
spotify makes a playlist for you every week based on the music you listen to, found a lot of great new songs and artists through it
i watch lot of youtube MV
then YT will sort the genre i like from it and start to recommnend me some good
sometime indi musician that have just few million viewer but a good music
or i discover from normal video (Football video, educational video, csgo video, etc) i watch, then i search the music they used