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Ayu 07-29-2011 06:12 PM

Last.fm
 
What is Last.fm?
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Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the songs the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices. The website is an excellent way of discovering new music you'll enjoy!

+ Useful Last.fm links +

Last.fm Recommendations
General:
The Last.fm Radio:
The Mix Radio and what it does:
(Remember to replace my username with yours)
  • New recommendations (similar to the 'Recommendations' station)
  • Tracks by artists in your library that you haven't scrobbled before
  • Tracks in your library that you already know

Other useful links:
Happy Listening!

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As Last.fm staff, there are a few things I'm wondering about. I just want your opinions as a community so I can see things from your POV. Thanks. :>

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
Is your library accurate?
What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
What's your least favorite thing?
Do you always scrobble?

What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?

And last, if you want, what's your username? :3

Chris 07-29-2011 06:21 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
- Yes, I do. I have made many friends who have the same music taste as me :3

Is your library accurate?
- uh no. Apple won't fix the multiple play count on iOS :v

What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
- It used to be listening to the radio before they restricted it.

What's your least favorite thing?
- Radio restriction Dx

- Do you always scrobble?
Yes. I have the desktop and Android scrobbler, and iScrob on iPod.

- What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
Just make the radio as it used to be ;o;

And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
- andreorrico

Ayu 07-29-2011 06:23 PM

Unfortunately the radio restriction was added due to license issues. I remember the date very well, because no one on staff was happy about it.. but we had no choice. It really sucked.

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Your musical compatibility with andreorrico is VERY LOW
Music you have in common includes Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Jessie J
That's not a lot! But good artists, though~

JoyDivision 07-29-2011 06:36 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
I have a last.fm account, but don't use it anymore. Pandora was much more used, but lately I've switched over to mflow.

Is your library accurate?
Fairly accurate for music I was listening to 3 years ago.

What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
It was the radio function back then.

What's your least favorite thing?
None of my IRL friends were using it, they all were on pandora.

Do you always scrobble?
Uh, what. I don't remember this being on last.fm.

What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
Bring back the radio.

And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
snoopycamel

MsSquid 07-29-2011 09:23 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
Yes, for the music recommendations and the hipster cred.

Is your library accurate?
Most certainly, maybe.

What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
Recommendations.

What's your least favorite thing?
People having fights over artists with the same name.

Do you always scrobble?
50%

What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
DIFFERENT WIKIS FOR ARTISTS WITH THE SAME NAME!!!!

eicellos 07-29-2011 10:16 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
- Yes. I don't really have a reason o_o; I guess for music recommendations (which I don't really find interest in the recommended artists though OTL) and my tumblah has a last.fm thing so yeah |D
Is your library accurate?
- I guess? But nowadays I mainly listen from my iPod and it refuses to scrobble since I 'manually manage my iPod library'
What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
- Er, the recommendations I suppose? :v
What's your least favorite thing?
- The scrobbler is an annoyance and doesn't scrobble my iPod plays. And it stuffs up iTunes orz
Do you always scrobble?
- Yup. Other than from my iPod obvs >_>;
What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
- Automatically tagging genres, I don't see why we have to do that manually o_O
And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
- dysphorique

Poople 07-29-2011 10:22 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
Nope i'm not that into music

though i did make an account for shits and giggles (i tend to make accounts for everything even if i don't use it)

Chris 07-30-2011 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by eicellos (Post 1578830)
Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
- Yes. I don't really have a reason o_o; I guess for music recommendations (which I don't really find interest in the recommended artists though OTL) and my tumblah has a last.fm thing so yeah |D
Is your library accurate?
- I guess? But nowadays I mainly listen from my iPod and it refuses to scrobble since I 'manually manage my iPod library'
What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
- Er, the recommendations I suppose? :v
What's your least favorite thing?
- The scrobbler is an annoyance and doesn't scrobble my iPod plays. And it stuffs up iTunes orz
Do you always scrobble?
- Yup. Other than from my iPod obvs >_>;
What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
- Automatically tagging genres, I don't see why we have to do that manually o_O
And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
- dysphorique

Have you tried syncing with iTunes, then going to the Scrobbler, Help > Diagnostics > iPod Scrobbling > choose 'I manually manage my iPod' then hit scrobble iPod? It worked for me.


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Your musical compatibility with dysphorique is Very Low

Music you have in common includes Jessie J, Lady Gaga and Rick Astley.
:v

eicellos 07-30-2011 09:55 AM

Yeah I have -- when I do so, it scrobbles ALL of the plays from my iPod x-x Which I guess means I'd have to clear the playcounts on my iPod after each time I scrobble `_` whiiiiich I just gave up on it :V

Also lol @ Rick Astley 8D

Belphybear 07-30-2011 04:37 PM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
Yeah, it's pretty cool looking at what I listen to in the past. Although, my tastes change alot.

Is your library accurate?
Fairly accurate.

What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
The people I (seldomly) meet.

What's your least favorite thing?
Not getting my listens on my iPod scrobbled.

Do you always scrobble?
The Lastfm program never scrobbles my iPod instantly or at all when I plug it in.

What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
Instead of keep track of plays, I would love to see Last.fm track how long a person listens to an artist instead. I've got a number of artists who have long tracks such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who's #24 on my overall charts but is #4 if the duration is counted instead.

And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
DSmemory

Mums 07-31-2011 07:30 AM

Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?
Yes I do. I use it to find new bands/artists through recommendations and I USED to listen to the radio.

Is your library accurate?
For most parts.

What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
The recommendations.

What's your least favorite thing?
That the radio isn't free anymore >:

Do you always scrobble?
I think so.. I scrobble from iTunes, my iPod, and probably from my phone (not sure if that one is working or not.)

What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
I'd like it if the Android app was able to stream stations from other countries too instead of just the US, UK and Germany. If it would, I would subscribe.

And last, if you want, what's your username? :3
Pruitania

Ayu 07-31-2011 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by JoyDivision (Post 1578687)
Do you always scrobble?

Did you know that Last.fm was originally called AudioScrobbler? :3
It's the main purpose of the website.

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Originally Posted by Justice (Post 1578786)
What's your favorite thing about Last.fm?
Recommendations.

Man, I love those so much. Thanks to Last.fm, I've discovered so many amazing artists.

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Originally Posted by Justice (Post 1578786)
What would you like to see implemented on Last.fm?
DIFFERENT WIKIS FOR ARTISTS WITH THE SAME NAME!!!!

This would've been neat.. it's too bad that it probably won't happen anytime soon. Minor artists don't have their own artist page because sometimes they get scrobbled into the same library because of bad ID3 tags. Unfortunately, it's not possible to migrate already scrobbled tracks to a new page, which is probably the main reason they keep it like that. People will always end up scrobbling identical artist name songs into the wrong library.

Example:

The popular artist M.I.A. is named "Mia" on Spotify, for some retarded reason.. so a lot of her scrobbled tracks ended up on Mia's page, and it won't change until Spotify fixes it on their end. Another reason it's really hard to fix things instantly, is because of the very large database stored on the website.

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Wanna see something cool if you use Spotify? Let me introduce you to Spotibot.

P.S. Feel free to add me if you stumble upon my profile. ♥

Belphybear 07-31-2011 12:27 PM

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Your musical compatibility with Naijca is Super

Music you have in common includes 浜崎あゆみ, Capsule, Boa, Sash! and Kara.
Pretty surprising to me, since the only one I listen to nowadays is capsule (and not the newer electrohouse stuff).

Ayu 07-31-2011 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Belphybear (Post 1579684)
Pretty surprising to me, since the only one I listen to nowadays is capsule (and not the newer electrohouse stuff).

It is kinda surprising, especially after looking at your overall stats.. they don't really match mine at all.

Chris 07-31-2011 02:26 PM

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Your musical compatibility with DSmemory is VERY LOW
Music you have in common includes Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child and Craig David.
Craig David 8D

Jon 08-01-2011 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ayumi (Post 1578675)
Do you use Last.fm? Why/why not?

No. I just don't feel the need to let any random person know what I listen to; I listen to a wide variety of music ranging from classical/pop to country/metal. I don't like to be labeled (with stereotypes and such), especially being called a 'poser'.

Just because I like a song doesn't necessarily mean that I care about the band. I just listen to what I enjoy, and that's it.

Ayu 08-01-2011 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Vith (Post 1580248)
No. I just don't feel the need to let any random person know what I listen to; I listen to a wide variety of music ranging from classical/pop to country/metal. I don't like to be labeled (with stereotypes and such), especially being called a 'poser'.

Just because I like a song doesn't necessarily mean that I care about the band. I just listen to what I enjoy, and that's it.

Well, it's not exactly hard to create an account with a username no one will recognize you as. But yeah.. each to their own. 8)

Jon 08-01-2011 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ayumi (Post 1580265)
Well, it's not exactly hard to create an account with a username no one will recognize you as. But yeah.. each to their own. 8)

I realize that, but there will always be people you don't know criticizing the type of music you listen to. I just really like to keep certain types of music that I listen to with myself.

Belphybear 08-02-2011 09:21 AM

Well, there are some users with some (probably fake) weird listening records. I found some guy who has Cannibal Corpse as #1 and everything else is stuff like Britney Spears, Christina Aguleira, and Mandy Moore.

MsSquid 08-02-2011 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Belphybear (Post 1580760)
Well, there are some users with some (probably fake) weird listening records. I found some guy who has Cannibal Corpse as #1 and everything else is stuff like Britney Spears, Christina Aguleira, and Mandy Moore.

That's really not that strange, some people just have varied taste, but people do weird shit with last.fm. Like editing songs to 30 seconds so they scrobble faster.


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