Starting 11/17, CBS Interactive Music Group’s Last.fm is discontinuing a few subscriber-only radio stations: Loved Tracks Radio: streaming user’s list of loved tracks; Playlists: streaming a list of tracks users have chosen for a playlist; Personal Tag Radio: streaming a list of artists, albums or tracks that users have tagged.
Last.fm says the reason is licensing music is a complex and labor intensive process: “By discontinuing a few stations, we’re able to focus our energy on improving our most popular features, developing new and innovative stations, and offering the best music discovery service to our global audience.”
What’s not changing:
Access to list of loved tracks
Access to playlists and the list of tracks within them
Access to personal tags and the list of tracks within each
Ability to listen to global tag stations