Last.fm unleashes totally free music that artists get paid for

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It sounds like nonsense, but it’s true. Last.fm, the popular social network for music, has announced that starting now, all music on the site can be played by anyone, for free. The catch is that after playing it three times you will be notified of their subscription service, but I don’t think we need to look this particular gift horse in the mouth.

They’ve got the big labels backing them and tons of smaller ones too, and there is some arrangement in place whereby artists get paid based on how many times their track is streamed. Sounds pretty ideal to me. Check the news, then take it for a trial run and report back!

Free the Music [blog.last.fm]

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