For all the music lovers you people need not struggle to find the music similar to your taste. Music Recommendation Services are there to help you.

Today I am going to discuss on one of my favorite music recommendation service Last.Fm.

What is

Last.Fm is a social networking website focused on music. It is great for a person who enjoys listening to music and who wants to discover new music. To enable such a feature Last.Fm makes use of Audioscrobbler technology. By making use of a music recommenders system called “Audioscrobbler”, Last.Fm helps in building a thorough profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of the songs, the user listens to. This information is moved to Last.Fm’s database via a plugin installed into the music player. The profile data is then displayed on the user’s profile page. The site then, provides recommendation of music similar to users taste.

Last.Fm Homepage

Support for Last.Fm is built as an open source platform and can support nearly all the media players including iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, xBox, TiVo, mobile phones, Slim devices, Launchcast, Yahoo Music Engine and even Pandora.

The introduction of the flash player has made the use of Last.Fm a lot simpler.

Initially when Last.Fm was launched,one had to download the desktop app but now Last.Fm can be used straight away. Features:

1) The members can create their own radio station based on the music they like to listen. Even they can have a look and listen to their friends radio station.

2) The most interesting of the new features is the concert ticket sales. Last.Fm provides links to buy tickets to see musicians you like listening to. Last.Fm tells you about the latest happenings in the music-world by letting you know musical concerts near your place.

3) Last.Fm also helps you to find a person similar to your musical taste by making use of Taste-o-meter which assigns user a musical compatibility score.


Last.Fm is an excellent musical recommendation service studded with a plenty of features. So, start grooving to the music with the services of Last.Fm. I am sure you won`t complain.

One thought on “What is – Features and Quick Review

  • April 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

    A site to discover and listen to artists & band recommendations (based on your musical taste).

    It’s different from Pandora and in that it streams several songs of the same artist (until you decide to move on), helping you get to know the band or the artist, and not just new random songs. It also has a radio feature.

    It’s completely free and is not limited to the US.


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