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
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.
• 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).
• The internet site is UK based.
• Online radio is a internet based radio where people able
to listen radio fms’ outside their countries.
• 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
• To succeed they need detailed information about their
each user to completely comprehend the likes and
dislikes of each user precisely.
• 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
• 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.
• It 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)
• Recommendations are crucial for the sites goal to
succeed, because that’s how they give information
about the unheard-of artists.
• 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.
• 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.
• There are no restriction when it comes to editing
artists’ pages besides can’t being able to delete
someone else’s posts.