Last.fm, the online social music network, announced a new global content agreement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. As part of the agreement Sony BMG’s extensive catalogue of recordings, which includes some of the most popular artists of today, as well as classic tracks from some of the greatest artists of all time, will be made available to the 20 million users of Last.fm’s online radio streaming service.
As well as listening to their established favourites, users in the Last.fm community will now be able to discover new artists from the Sony catalogue through its unique recommendation system. The addition of such a major catalogue boosts Last.fm’s mission of building the biggest and best online music community, as it takes their already unrivalled music database to another level.
“This partnership affords Last.fm users a whole new set of terrific content for building community. We’ve always aimed to have everything ever recorded available to listen to on our site, and having access to Sony’s collection of some of the world’s most popular music takes us another huge step closer,” Martin Stiksel, Last.fm co-founder, said.