Following last weeks announcement that last.fm was to start charging a monthly subscription fee in most parts of the world they seem to have done a bit of a u-turn on the matter.
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Over on the last.fm blog Richard Jones has defended his original decision for a subscription based service but has now postponed it’s plans until a later date. While users here in the UK, US, and Germany have been receiving the service for free, the company was looking at charging people in other parts of the world about £2.75 a month for it’s radio streaming, scrobbling, charts, events, news, and videos. It seems that they have taken on board the feedback from it’s users worldwide and are going to have a re-think their plans, so maybe it will stay free or we’ll see new plans very soon.
Read Richard Jones comments on the Last.fm blog.