Last.fm, a popular online radio channel enjoyed by current listeners from all over the world, has announced this week that their internet radio will soon cease existing in many countries (outside of the selected 7) as from January 15, 2013.
Last.fm in the US, UK and Germany will be available only with a subscription, in the same way as it already exists exclusively in a subscription-only version for desktop users from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
The users in the US, UK and Germany will also have access to a free web-based radio, but according to Last.fm’s press release – this free web radio will be full of in-stream advertisements. In the rest of the countries, Last.fm internet radio will be blocked.
Last.fm has announced that in the rest of the countries their services will no longer be available even on a subscription basis, because of the licensing issues. Therefore, if you are based outside of these 7 countries: US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand or Brazil – your access to Last.fm will be blocked from January 15th, both in Scrobbler and in the web-based free radio version.
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