All Major Labels to Stream Free Music on Last.fm
“The mission is to have every track available,” said Last.fm co-founder Martin Stiksel.
First three plays are free. This is good. I’m a fan of the try-before-you-buy method. It looks like they’re also trying to do something like RCRDLBL – paying the artists based on how much their music is streamed. Oh yeah, and I like this part too:
Any independent artist can submit their music to be part of the site, and will receive undisclosed standard fees with no label deduction — “more than double the payment artists get from commercial radio in the UK,” according to Miller.