Last.fm to start charging
Last.fm has announced that it is to begin charging in countries outside the UK, the US and Germany. In every other country, listening to Last.fm Radio will now require a subscription of 3 euros per month.
Everything else on Last.fm (such as scrobbling, recommendations, charts, biographies, events, videos etc.) will remain free in all countries.
In a blog post, the company says: "In order to keep providing the best radio service on the web, we need to ask our listeners from countries other than USA, UK and Germany to subscribe for 3 euros per month. In return you'll get unlimited access to Last.fm Radio, and a promise that we'll be hard at work improving the service for years to come".
It's not a popular move judging from the comment responses to the blog post, with many users saying they will stop using the service with one commentator saying: "Right now, you're just making Spotify look more and more attractive".