Last.fm might be the rebel amongst online radio stations, but they just inked a global deal with Sony BMG that will bring a huge collection of popular artists like Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and The Boss to the Internet radio’s community as well as an extensive catalog of classic oldies.
Last.fm’s fancy recommendation system will serve as a springboard for burgeoning Sony BMG artists that you might otherwise never hear of. The service boasts a user base of 20 million, so you can see what sort of effect that could have on an up-and-coming band. If only I listened to any form of radio anymore. *shrug*