Last.FM Users Need Subscription….Unless You Are Using An Xbox or Windows Phone 7February 7, 2011 No Comments
Last.FM has decided to turn into a subscription based music service for all except Xbox, and Windows Phone 7 users and for those of you who want to go to the website to listen. The subscription will cost $3 a month.Here is some of what was posted on Last.FMâ€™s blog:
Last.fm Radio will remain free on the Last.fm website in the US, UK and Germany and for the US and UK users of Xbox Live and Windows Mobile 7 phones. Weâ€™ll also continue to offer radio for free via the Last.fm desktop app.
I want to explain why weâ€™re making some of these changes.
On the Last.fm website an ad-supported, free-to-listeners model is what supports our online radio services in the US, UK and Germany. In other markets and on emerging mobile and home entertainment devices, it is not practical for us to deliver an ad supported radio experience, but instead, we will migrate to what we believe is the highest quality, lowest cost ad-free music service in the world.
We believe our radio -whether itâ€™s a personalized station or artist and tag radio â€“ is the best in the world and weâ€™re proud of the depth and range of our catalogue of music from major labels, indies and unsigned artists. Weâ€™re committed to building Last.fm into a bigger service that gives listeners the best music discovery experience anywhere while financially supporting and promoting the artists who make the music we love.
So there ya have it folks. I donâ€™t know what Microsoft did to make this happen but I am glad we are finally seeing a bit of what Microsoft has in store for us WP7 lovers.