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Last.fm Open Sources Moost, A C++ Library

Last.fm Open Sources Moost, A C++ Library

By Zach Walton February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last.fm may be well known for its Internet radio services, but the company is also breaking into the open source scene. It’s latest release is sure to pleas all the C++ coders out there. Last.fm’s Marcus Holland-Moritz announced today that …

Last.fm Passwords Leaked Online Too Last.fm Passwords Leaked Online Too

[UPDATE] Last.fm has responded in more detail and is now notifying its members of the situation. Read the story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Yet another site has had its passwords compromised in the wake of the LinkedIn password leak. Last.fm has …

Last.fm Rolls Out Visual Music Player
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Last.fm has introduced its new Personalized Visual Music player that plays a slideshow of images related to the song.

Some of the images are uploaded by the Last.fm community. The Visual Music player offers users a continuous stream of artist images, music videos and other types of rich media of the artist being played.

CBS Launches Interactive Music Group

CBS announced today it is brining together its CBS Radio online assets and music discovery site Last.fm to create the CBS Interactive Music Group.

CBS Radio has more than 100 music websites, online audio streams, various mobile applications as well as Last.fm The movie puts all the companies digital music assets under one roof. At launch, the combined assets of the newly created CBS Interactive Music Group reach almost 40 million unique monthly users globally.

Last.fm Squashes Rumors Of Handing Data to RIAA

Richard JonesThere is a rumor going around that Last.fm has given the RIAA data about its users following the leak of a new U2 album. According to Richard Jones of Last.fm, this rumor is completely false.

CBS Interactive Sees Boost In Traffic

CBS Interactive said Tuesday it has seen significant traffic increases across all its brands, according to Nielsen online.

CBSNews.com saw significant year-over-year increases in unique users (63%), site visits (98%), and total minutes (135%) spent on the site, in large part due to the 2008 elections.

Last.fm Partners With Universal On Music Videos

Universal Music Group and social music site Last.fm have partnered to make Universal’s video catalog available for free streaming to users of Last.fm.

The deal is Last.fm’s first major video partnership and will bring thousands of music videos to the site. Universal’s catalog of artists includes Jay-Z, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, The Killers and Kayne West.

TuneGlue Sticks To Finding Music
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The clean, clickable interface of TuneGlue delves into Last.fm to find relationships between bands, which may reveal new music you may like, or a band you’ve forgotten over the years. TuneGlue pulls its music data out of Last.fm and presents it onscreen as a clickable node.

Enter the name of a band into the search field, and it appears as a spot. Clicking the spot opens a menu of choices, including Releases and Expand. The other two options lock the node in place, or delete it.

Free Music On Last . fm Drives CD And Download Sales
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Last . fm said today that its free-on- demand music service, launched in January, has increased CD and download sales 119 percent through its partnership with Amazon.com.

The CBS owned site said that its users have purchased 66 percent more albums and singles they did before the launch of its free-on-demand service.

Last.FM Adds On-Demand Service
Last.FM has added a new on demand song streaming service with the support from all four major labels and 150,000 indie labels and artists from distributors including The Orchard, CD Baby, IODA, Naxos. 

 Users can listen to a track free up to three times, after which they are pointed iTunes, Amazon or 7Digital for purchase.

MixxMaker Facebook App like a Modern Mix Tape

Music has to be one of the most social forms of content — most of us, even if we listen to our favourite music alone, like to talk about it, tell others what we like and why. That’s why things like Last.fm and Pandora are so popular (although I can’t use Pandora because I’m Canadian and they recently blocked us Canucks for licensing reasons).

Last.fm Partners With Sony

Online social music network, Last.fm has partnered with Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Last.fm’s Non-Silence

Although I hate to jump on the whole “Day The Music Died” thing — which I think is a little over the top — I find it interesting that while a whole bunch of Web radio companies, including Yahoo Music and Pandora, are turning off their streams in order to protest the increase in licensing fees for Web broadcasting, Last.fm has decided not to, which has caused some consternation in the blogosphere, including this post at TechCrunch by Duncan Riley.

CBS Purchases Last.fm

CBS Corporation has purchased social music site Last.fm for $280 million in cash.
Last.fm has more than 15 million users in 200 countries and is one of the largest social platforms online.

CBS Interactive recently purchased Wallstrip.com, invested in Joost and Spot Runner and expanded the CBS Audience Network to include a total of 25 online partners.

CBS Acquires Last.FM For $280 Million

CBS has just bought music and social networking site Last.FM for $280 million.

CBS Does Last.fm Buy For $280 Million

One of the most popular music-oriented social networking sites has been snapped up by CBS, in the latest of its online media acquisitions.

Last.fm Adds Video

Online radio and social music networking site Last.fm is introducing video recommendations to their site this week.