Last.fm is a great service which scrobbles (track) what music you listen to and then recommend you new music based on what you like to listen. You can totally keep your music database online and discover new music that you will actually like. It works great. It offers an Internet radio service which is paid for countries other than US / UK / Germany. So, if you are from any other country, the trick is to use a country based proxy for listening to your Last.fm radio for free.
For the purpose of this post, I assume that you are ready running the Last.fm scrobbler (tool which sends your music statistics to Last.fm). In the menu, select Tools, and then options.
In options, select Connection from the left. Click on Manual proxy settings and fill in the IP address and port of the proxy server.
However note that only US / UK / Germany based proxy will work. Learn how to find a good and fast proxy server IP address & port.
Now you can enjoy free Internet radio without subscribing to their service. But I would suggest if you really enjoy their service, you should subscribe (its only 3USD/month). But I guess their policy of making users pay who are outside of US, UK & Germany sort of turn people off to subscribe. They shouldn't discriminate on the basis of geographical locations. After all, its love for music.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below.
My last post was about how one can maintain a music profile on Last.fm and today I am writing about a service which tweets your Top Artists weekly. This was our different social profiles on different networks come closer.
You don’t need to register for a new account. You can login into Tweekly.fm by authenticating it from your Twitter account and then you fill in your Last.fm username and the day of the week when do you want to tweet about your Last.fm Top Artists.
Personally I have chosen Sunday to be the day at which my Last.fm Top Artists are tweeted as I am generally off for some fun filled activity and rarely sit to work on computer.
Now if you have earlier followed our tutorial of pushing twitter updates to Facebook automatically, then Last.fm Top Artists goes live on Facebook too. And in case you haven’t set that up, you can also push Last.fm Top Artists to Facebbok weekly by adding this application – Last.fm for Facebook
Do you feel your social life on various sites more closer now? I will be coming with more soon. Stay tuned and subscribe to my feeds or email updates if you don’t want to miss any of the service. Have your say in the comments.
We do listen to music all the time. Now don’t we? But we rarely aggregate our music listening habits like most played tracks, favorite artists etc. And when it comes to getting recommendations, we are at the mercy of others who don’t even know our taste of music and might recommend something they like, not what we are going to like.
That’s why we have a great service – Last.fm which keep tracks of you music listening habits. You will always have your library available online with your organized playlists and favorite tracks. And the most important thing it recommends you music on the basis of your listening habits. Now isn’t that something which makes perfect sense? It also notifies you of any nearby events (like concerts) on the basis of your location
I love last.fm service which also features a free trial of their personalized radio which plays new songs for you matching with your taste and believe me I was pretty much satisfied with the recommendations.
Other things that you can take a quick look at are:
Recently Listened Tracks
To start using Last.fm you just need to sign up a account with them, download Last.fm scrobbler and use their scrobbler while listening to music in your media player.
It will keep sending your scrobbled tracks to their servers which reflects on internet in real time. People can actually see what music you are listening at the moment.
The scrobbler will itself take the played tracks list from your iPod when you connect it.
You can also get the scrobbler for your iPhone or Android too. I use it with my Nokia N86 too. Well more on that later. Right now you need to go and try out their service and enjoy listening to music you will never get bored of.
Add me as a friend – Ashfame on Last.fm