Warner Music Group Pulls Music from Last.FM
March 25, 2009 at 5:32 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP has confirmed that its music is no longer available through LAST.FM's on-demand music streaming service, reports ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM. LAST.FM users can still stream music from WARNER's artists via their artist-based radio stations, because those songs are licensed under a different deal.
"I can confirm that our music is no longer available on the service," a WARNER MUSIC GROUP spokeswoman told LISTENING POST via e-mail.
LAST.FM had earlier pointed to the availability of free, on-demand music on its site as having had a promotional effect on sales, increasing them 58%. Reportedly, WARNER would prefer to get paid more for on-demand playback than LAST.FM (a division of CBS) was willing to pay.