Based on well-known sayings or advertisements, these originally appeared at the top of the Audioscrobbler website pages and were all created and contributed by the original site members.
An update to the site was made on 14 July 2006, which included a new software application for playing radio streams and for logging of tracks played with other media players.
This information is transferred ("scrobbled") to Last.fm's database either via the music player itself (including, among others Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and Music Bee) or via a plugin installed into the user's music player.
The data is then displayed on the user's profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists.
won the Europrix 2002 and was nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica in 2003.) and teams began to work closely together, both teams moving into the same offices in Whitechapel, London, and by 2003 was fully integrated with Audioscrobbler profiles.
Input could come through an Audioscrobbler plugin or a station.
Other changes included the improvement of the friends system and updating it to require a two-way friendship, the addition of the "Dashboard" where users can see on one page relevant information for their profile, expanded options for purchasing music from online retailers and a new visual design for the web site (including an optional black colour scheme). Currently, the site is available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish and Simplified Chinese.
And Last.fm, which is owned by CBS, allegedly handed the data over to the RIAA." The request was purportedly prompted by the leak of U2's then-unreleased album No Line On The Horizon, and its subsequent widespread distribution via peer-to-peer file sharing services such as Bit Torrent.
In all other countries, listening to Radio will soon require a subscription of €3.00 per month." The change went into effect on 22 April 2009.