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Is this the end for last.fm?

CBS-owned music site Last.fm have announced an end to streaming radio services. In a move widely attributed to the punishing costs of licensing, last.fm will now source music from Youtube and Spotify rather than from its own bespoke music database. Existing subscribers, particularly Canadians, are not best pleased. With Pandora stocks already in trouble due to licensing costs, what does this mean for the future of user-curated internet streaming radio? [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Mar 27, 2014 - 74 comments

The sound of graph paper

GaMuSo is an application of BioGraph-based data mining to music, which helps you get recommendations for other musicians. Based on 140K user-defined tags from last.fm that are collected for over 400K artists, results are sorted by the "nearest" or most probable matches for your artist of interest (algorithm described here). [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 2, 2013 - 17 comments

The Geographic Flow of Music

In The Geographic Flow of Music (arxiv), researchers Conrad Lee and Pádraig Cunningham propose a method to use data from the last.fm API to track the world's listening habits by location and time, showing where shifts in musical tastes have originated and subsequently migrated. Results show music trends originating in smaller cities and flowing outward in unexpected ways, contradicting some assumptions in social science about larger cities being more efficient engines of (cultural) invention.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 comments

Last.fm Listing History via LastGraph As Wall Decoration

Last.fm Listing History via LastGraph As Wall Decoration - Andy took his LastFM listening history, rendered it via LastGraph as PDF document and created some stunishing simple and yet beautiful wall decoration for his home. [original text is german - read a google translated version here]
posted by misterhonk on Oct 17, 2010 - 19 comments

Your Favorite City's Musical Taste Sucks

In Manchester, LadyGaGa pwns, but in New York Radiohead has her slightly beat. Does Cleveland still rock? Not so much, but Bursa, Turkey definitely does. International musical dick-waving at My City vs. Your City [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Feb 2, 2010 - 60 comments

The Minds Behind Pandora

Four years ago metafilter was introduced to Pandora. This weekend, the New York Times introduced the world to the minds behind the music genome project. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Oct 19, 2009 - 76 comments

I did saw a puddy tat

Apparently last.fm's parent company CBS did recently hand over last.fm user data to the RIAA. Most likely last.fm did not know until after the fact. Previously.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist on May 23, 2009 - 58 comments

Big boys don't cry

10cc's I'm Not In Love and the story behind it.
posted by klangklangston on May 12, 2009 - 56 comments

In which last.fm hands over scrobble data to the RIAA. Maybe.

In which last.fm hands over listening data about leaked albums to the RIAA. Maybe.
posted by NoraReed on Feb 20, 2009 - 81 comments

Twones is a multi-service music tracker.

Twones is a music tracker that monitors Last.FM, YouTube, MySpace, iTunes, Muxtape, and a few other services. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 30, 2008 - 10 comments

Last.fm beta. Again.

Last.fm is inviting subscribers to test the new Last.fm beta. Features include a fully visible library down to individual tracks and charts updated in real time. People seem to dislike the new visual design. There's more discussion at the Last.fm beta group.
posted by nthdegx on May 21, 2008 - 39 comments

last.fm gets major upgrade

last.fm has gotten a major upgrade. Full tracks stream on-demand without login. Easily get a peek into genre favorites. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jan 23, 2008 - 64 comments

Ballpits as office furniture

The Last.fm guys really wanted a ballpit, inspired by the xkcd blog. Pictures.
posted by nthdegx on Jan 16, 2008 - 33 comments

Lastgraph

Lastgraph takes your username at Last.fm and generates a beautiful chart of your musical listening habits. [via] [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Sep 20, 2007 - 27 comments

Your least favourite band is fucking brilliant.

Apparently, Metafilter is 73.78 % mainstream. How mainstream are you?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jun 10, 2007 - 62 comments

Last FM sold

Social networking/music discovery site Last.FM has been sold to CBS for $280 million. Much as love the service, I can't help thinking that this feels like 2000 all over again...
posted by Cobbler on May 30, 2007 - 73 comments

BBC on Last.fm

Last.fm isn't just for humans. Matt Biddulph, a systems architect for the BBC, rigged a homemade plug-in for Last.fm (Previously on MeFi) that, over the course of a year, transmitted over 50,000 songs played on BBC 6Music to a Last.fm account named Sekrit. (Oh, and wondering what MetaFilter users listen to?) (via waxy)
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 28, 2006 - 32 comments

Compare your MP3-listening habits

Learn and compare your MP3 listening habits (via Waxy)
posted by oissubke on Feb 9, 2003 - 35 comments

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