So my favorite social music service has signed a deal allowing you to play full versions of any of the tracks on the site. This is fantastic news and a sign that finally the music industry is embracing new business models and not just suing their customers.
As of today, you can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website.
Something we’ve wanted for years—for people who visit Last.fm to be able to play any track for free—is now possible. With the support of the folks behind EMI, Sony BMG, Universal and Warner—and the artists they work with—plus thousands of independent artists and labels, we’ve made the biggest legal collection of music available to play online for free, the way we believe it should be.