Last.fm Last.fm is a popular Internet radio site for music , founded in 2002. It claims over 30 million active users based in more than 200 countries.  On 30 May 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £ 140m ($280m USD ).  Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the songs the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices . This information is transferred to Last.fm's database ("scrobbled") via a plugin installed into the user's music player . The profile data is then displayed on the user's profile page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favourites. Users can create custom radio stations and playlists from any of the audio tracks in Last.fm's music library , and are able to listen to some individual tracks on demand, or download tracks if the rights holder has previously authorised it. For users living outside the UK, US, Ireland and Germany, the radio service will require a subscription for €3.00 per month after a 30 track free trial.
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Utility <ul><li>The app scrobbles what you listen to via Last.fm but unfortunately there’s no possibility for scrobbling normal iPod plays. Apple are not allowing background applications which means we can’t run while the built in media player is running. We’re trying to work with them to get around this, but for the short term we’re focused on making the Last.fm desktop software scrobble iPhone and iPod Touch plays (it should work pretty good right now). </li></ul><ul><li>Toby Padilla </li></ul>
Video <ul><li>http://blog.last.fm/2008/07/13/lastfm-for - iphone-and-ipod-touch </li></ul>
Last.fm <ul><li>The internet site is UK based. </li></ul><ul><li>Online radio is a internet based radio where people able to listen radio fms’ outside their countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides being an online radio the internet site is also a person radio station, which scrobbles your listened tracks and recommends music accordingly to your own taste. </li></ul><ul><li>To succeed they need detailed information about their each user to completely comprehend the likes and dislikes of each user precisely. </li></ul><ul><li>After the site distinguishes everyone's personal taste of music, these datas help compose your personal radio, and recomands new bands and artists and labels for their user. </li></ul>
Last.fm <ul><li>Besides playing a part in connecting the unknown artists and bands with music listeners, the site is also (even though not used mainly for) connects people with same taste in music. </li></ul><ul><li>I t is free to create an account, even if you are an artist yourself. They don’t charge money. The site only charges money if users decides to subscribe for a premium packet. (10£ per month) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations are crucial for the sites goal to succeed, because that’s how they give information about the unheard-of artists. </li></ul>
Last.fm <ul><li>Besides meeting new people and finding out new tunes, the site also has a blog where you can keep up-to-date with various facts of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Only artists and label owners are able to distract stuff from their user pages but users are able to tag the artist, publish photos, add their concerts, link them in their blog, comment on their profile and similar to wikipedia alter with their information. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no restriction when it comes to editing artists’ pages besides can’t being able to delete someone else’s posts. </li></ul>