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Last.fm: Free the Music

Richard Jones of Last.fm:

Something we’ve wanted for years — for people who visit Last.fm to be able to play any track for free — is now possible. With the support of the folks behind EMI, Sony BMG, Universal and Warner — and the artists they work with — plus thousands of independent artists and labels, we’ve made the biggest legal collection of music available to play online for free, the way we believe it should be.

Ad-supported revenue model, with payments based on popularity — the more a song is played, the more money they pay to the artist.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008