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Last.fm reaches 100bn plays milestone

Remember Last.fm? The CBS subsidiary has been quiet in recent years, but yesterday it popped up with a notable milestone: 100bn plays.
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StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music

We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
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Last.fm’s revenues fell in 2013, but so did its losses

Last.fm’s latest set of financial results show the company’s tough times in 2013, as its revenues declined 22.8% to £4.92m, and its headcount dropped from 61 to 35. The latter is part of the reason for a brighter spot...
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Music Ally Report 342 – Last Orders

In our cover feature, we look at what is going on at Last.fm and how it must evolve to survive. The service recently outsourced its streaming to Spotify and YouTube, two services that symbolically came in its wake. Since...
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Before Spotify bought The Echo Nest, it could have snapped up Last.fm

Spotify acquired music data firm The Echo Nest in March in a deal rumoured to be worth $100m. However, the streaming music service had also considered buying another prominent company in that space: Last.fm. Multiple sources...
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Last.fm finally cans its subscription radio streaming service

Last.fm finally cans its subscription radio streaming service
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Last.fm gets on-demand streaming with Spotify partnership

An interesting month for Last.fm, which added YouTube videos to power its personal radio service last week, and has now announced a separate partnership with Spotify to bring fully on-demand too.
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Last.fm gets on-demand streaming music with Spotify partnership

It's safe to say digital music service Last.fm is going through some big changes in 2014. We wrote about its switch to YouTube as the source for its personal radio service, but now it has a Spotify partnership for fully on-demand...
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Can YouTube-powered radio give Last.fm a new shot at success?

Last.fm may have been a pioneer of personal radio, but since its $280m acquisition by CBS in 2007, it's receded from the spotlight even as its category became more important – first with Pandora in the US, and more recently...
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Last.fm financials reveal nearly £4m loss for 2012

At a time when streaming music services are scrambling to add personal radio features, what about one of the longest-established companies in that space?
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Future Music Forum 2013: Big music data, true fans and the ‘big f***ing pie’ of streaming revenues

The shadow of big data hung heavily over the fourth Future Music Forum in Barcelona last week, as speakers grappled with the question of what information really counts for the music industry, among millions of digital datapoints...
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Last.fm and Muzu.tv team up

Last.fm is getting into video, but not with the obvious partners. Rather than YouTube or Vevo, CBS' digital music service has opted to work with Muzu.tv to bring the latter's catalogue.