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Last.fm wants 3/month from Android listeners

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by alostpacket, Feb 7, 2011.

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Will you pay for Last.fm streaming?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. No

    43 vote(s)
    82.7%
  3. Not Sure

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. I'm a Walrus

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Would you pay it?

    What are the alternatives? I'm not a huge Pandora fan - ads and limited skipping. Spotify sounds interesting but sleezy, and I just heard about something called Grooveshark I'm looking into. But I'll have to say, I loved Last.fm as long as I had strong 3G. It usually played songs I liked, and I was amassing quite a library and discovering music regularly.


    So what do you people think?

    Also, interesting article on how much artists make:
    How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?
     



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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    if you vote, post why ;)
     
  3. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    I only use last.fm as an alternative to my mp3 collection,

    I dont use it enough to make it worth paying for it. I will just find another free service. :0(
     
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

  5. darkrequiem

    darkrequiem Well-Known Member

    I don't use it enough to pay for this service..plus I am enjoying Tunein Radio :)
     
  6. chellemonkey

    chellemonkey Lurker

    It might be with it depending how much they charge and whether they fix the variable volume problem. They definitely give me a lot of music I enjoy and don't play the same three band like i get on pandora
     
  7. Vance

    Vance Android Enthusiast

    I just don't use it enough and Pandora will do the job sufficiently. If I was going to pay for a service, it would probably be Rdio.
     
  8. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    No, I won't pay while there are free alternatives.
    And 12 gb of space on my sd card.
    ;)
     
  9. dubfreaKs

    dubfreaKs Newbie

    i voted NO... I don't believe in paying for something on my phone that is free on my PC
     
  10. rhippler

    rhippler Well-Known Member

    I used to do the $3 sub on last.fm but switched to Sirius when I had my BB and couldn't get last.fm on it. may just drop the Sirius when the sub runs out. Dunno if I will reactivate the last.fm sub though.
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    If you're already a paid subscriber i'd think you'd be fine.

    Still, I'm just curious who the other (edit) two walruses (walrii?) is/are.
     
  12. TB_Inspired

    TB_Inspired Newbie

    I've had many Last.fm accounts in the past, never have been a subscriber though. I voted no, as I believe this should remain free. I mean, the online radio is still free. Yes, there are ads, which the Android app could have as well. But still...this gives me another reason to not install the Last.fm app.
     
  13. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast

    I never got into these types of services -- Pandora or Last.FM. I listen and discover so much music through other means. Whenever I do try a service like Pandora, it rarely offers me anything new to discover. Any new artists I find on my own are usually not available to explore through Pandora as well. I figure I just listen to too much music in the first place.

    But seriously, if finding new music is what you are trying to get out of these services.....there are better ways. You just have to do a little more work.

    Examples are:
    Blogs, Movie Soundtracks (actively listen during a movie), Live shows, Self Discovery.

    Music Blogs are large part of it. Authors of many blogs regularly post music to download/listen based around a certain idea/theme or genre. These guys are the music nerds. Chances are there are a bunch of blogs somewhere on the net for the music you like....

    On many occasions I find new music by thinking of two unrelated genre's of music I like.....I google the genre combo and end up finding a whole bunch of great stuff. For instance Electro-Swing. I may even find a whole blog where the author regularly posts new similar music.
     
  14. TB_Inspired

    TB_Inspired Newbie

    No doubt! I find a lot on my own as well. Music blogs are amazing! What genres of music do you listen to? Also, do you go to rateyourmusic.com?
     
  15. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast

    Below is a quick list of artists I just copy/pasted from my Facebook.....

    For Genre's....Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, Electro-Swing, Rock, Classic Rock, Classical, Lounge, Jazz, Acid Jazz, Swing, Electronica, House, Trance, Anthem Trance, Goa, Psychedelic Trance, Instrumental Hip-Hop, World, Acoustic, Blues, Chillout, Funk......and dozens more.

    Manu Chao[​IMG]
    Kraddy
    The Gaslamp Killer[​IMG]
    Blue Sky Black Death[​IMG]
    Nujabes
    The Glitch Mob
    Chinese Man
    Jamiroquai
    Grammatik
    Shpongle
    Ghostland Observatory
    Pretty Lights
    Sol.illaquists of Sound
    Daft Punk
    The Crystal Method
    Kraddy
    Apollo Brown
    Brother Ali
    Immortal Technique
    James Brown
    Bi-Polar Bear
    Hooverphonic
    Madlib
    Younger Brother
    Waldeck
    Thievery Corporation
    Massive Attack
    Artofficial
    Atmosphere
    A Perfect Circle
    Incubus
    Seu Jorge
    Jake Shimabukuro
    David Bowie
    DJ Shadow
    DJ Krush
    Sound Tribe Sector 9
    Gogol Bordello
    Coldplay
    King Crimson
    The Black Keys
    Parov Stelar
    The Dead Weather
    Radiohead
    E.S. Posthumus
    Hans Zimmer
    Clint Mansell
    Julie London
    Free the Robots
    Ratatat
    Simian Mobile Disco
    Gorillaz
    Muse
    Ella Fitzgerald
    The Apple Juice Kid
    Miles Davis
    Charlie Parker
    Charles Mingus
    Louis Armstrong
    Billie Holiday
    Nina Simone
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Yngwie Malmstein
    The Yardbirds
    The Who
    REO Speedwagon
    Ray Charles
    Pink Floyd
    Harry Chapin
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Deep Purple
    Jim Morrison
    The Doors
    Creedance Clearwater Revival
    Diplo
    The Rolling Stones
    Yes
    Boston
    The Beach Boys
    Black Violin
    Clutchy Hopkins
    Aether
    Wax Tailor
    True Live
    Toki Wright
    Sweatshop Union
    RZA
    Roots Manuva
    the roots
    RJD2
    Q4
    The Problemaddicts
    Kyteman
    Method Man & Redman
    Madvillain
    Kno
    Kenichiro Nishihara
    Jedi Mind Tricks
    Hocus Pocus
    Jake One
    Jean Grae
    The Herbaliser
    J Dilla
    Jaylib
    MF Doom
    C2C
    Eligh
    Doomtree
    CunninLynguists
    Afroman
    Dutch
    BK-One
    Bitter:Sweet
    Koop
    Blockhead
    Blue Scholars
    Aesop Rock
    The Beatles
    Led Zeppelin
    Goldfrapp
    Big Gigantic
     
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  16. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    There's a particular station on the Shoutcast network that I'm a pretty big fan of. If anything, I'll kick them a few bucks. I also listen to WEEI on my Droid, and that radio station is ad supported so they have that covered.
     
  17. TB_Inspired

    TB_Inspired Newbie

    Damn, we have pretty similar tastes, although as usual, I haven't heard about....maybe 1/2 of those artists!

    SHPONGLE IS AMAZING! Do you know the Divine Moments of Truth? ;)
     
  18. NorthernNoel

    NorthernNoel Member

    No, I always had trouble with anyway. I have a Grooveshark VIP account that costs me the same plus I can choose what songs I want to listen to. Looks to me as though in the long term Last.fm is going to fail which is a shame as it started off promising.
     
  19. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast

    Shpongle is the shit man. One of my all time favorites. Been listening to that stuff for a long time now. Yes, I know The Divine Moments of Truth. Shpongle is going to be at Coachella this year (DJ set).

    You probably did not know they recently did a track called "The God Particle". It was inspired by the large hadron collider. The climax on the song is real beautiful.

    If you have not heard of a bunch of those artists...you got some listening to do. I can't recommend anything like Shpongle.....cause that is especially unique music. I dunno though....listen to the "Late Night Cinema" album by Blue Sky Black Death [check your pm's].

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZiZnTJyYxo
     
  20. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member

    Dont use it enough and use tunein radio when i want to listen to music so i will not be subscribing!
     
  21. With a double dose of XTC I might be convinced that is music.
     
  22. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast

    DMT is Shpongle's drug of choice LOL. I love Shpongle with/without supplements.

    Here is Shpongle's mantra....

    "A multi-verse not very far away where queues and noise don't exist neither pain nor fear, scary faces or bad smells...just peace and pieces, and perfect weather :) Sucking the big toe of humanity, your armchair turns into an aural spacecraft, catapulting you through the veils of reality and consciousness into a psychedelic adult theme park: Sonar Ballistickle, Soma sucking cyber sorcerers floating weightlessly on the threshold of bliss, creating psycho-geometric, atomic telepathic shimmering incandescent dream dilations. This hybrid exotic seretonin drenched electro-plasmic dripping brain forest moves with endless hallucinogenic changing patterns while, unnoticed a million angels dance on a pinhead. Fun-Shui, Phrenological escapology; the divine moment of truth...the inevitability of the ...unexpected - the vortex of the cortex. Knowing what we don't know, while sampling the cosmos; from the darkness to the light; from the unreal to the real....from death to immortality..."
     
  23. gcobb

    gcobb Android Enthusiast

    I've got buttloads of ways to listen to music on my phone. Paying isn't one of them.
     
  24. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast

    Agreed.
     
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