Last.fm And Sony BMG Partner To Stream Content
July 9, 2007 at 7:38 AM (PT)
LAST.FM, the online social music network, has agreed to a new global content agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. As part of the agreement SONY BMG's extensive catalogue of recordings will be made available to the 20 million users of LAST.FM's online radio streaming service.
LAST.FM Co-founder MARTIN STIKSEL said, "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."
"THE LAST.FM streaming service will give our established artists a platform through which they can reach new audiences, and their unique recommendation system will provide our emerging artists with an important opportunity to build their fan base," commented SONY BMG Pres./Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales THOMAS HESSE.