We reported earlier this month on Last.fm’s announcement that it is axing its on-demand streaming service to focus on music discovery. However, the company has announced a slight change to that decision: “Unsigned artists who hold global rights to their music will soon be able to again offer tracks in full to their fans via their track pages,” explains a blog post. These tracks will be labeled as ‘Play direct from artist’, but the bands WON’T receive royalties, as Last.fm classes them as promotional. The new feature is expected to go live in late May. “Pushing new updates live on a site with more than 40 million users a month takes time,” explains the post. Like what you’ve read here? This is just a snippet from our subscription service.
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