EMI Partners With Last.fm
February 28, 2007 at 10:38 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC has completed a wide-ranging EUROPEAN agreement with online social music community LAST.FM to make music from EMI artists available to LAST.FM users.
EMI MUSIC global head of digital BARNEY WRAGG said, "By fusing digital music with the social networking phenomenon, LAST.FM has created an easy-to-use service that allows fans to listen to music that they already love and find new artists through recommendations from fellow users. The ability to discover music through social interaction on the service, coupled with their seamless integration of opportunities to purchase or subscribe, makes this agreement of huge value to EMI and our artists."
LAST.FM CEO FELIX MILLER added, "We are extremely excited to embark on this partnership with EMI, whose repertoire has consistently been one of the most popular and most requested on our social music network. We are looking forward to explore new ways to engage music fans with the gems of EMI's extensive back catalogue as well as finding audiences for new, up-and-coming acts and releases."