LAST.FM LAUNCHES "FESTIVAL" APPLICATION FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID DEVICES
U.S. Air Force Sponsored App Navigates The Worldwide Summer Music Festival Scene
New York, N.Y.: International music discovery service, Last.fm, today announced the launch of the Last.fm Festival application available to U.S. users of iPhone, iPod and Android devices, brought to consumers exclusively by the U.S. Air Force. From Austin City Limits and Outside Lands to Lollapalooza, Warped Tour and Bumbershoot, the new application makes it easy for Last.fm’s users to find out which of more than 4500 upcoming festivals are most compatible with their unique music taste in any city, country or even continent in the world.
Based on Last.fm’s “scrobbling” and recommendation technology, and a further extension of the site’s festival guide (http://www.last.fm/festivals/), personalized and informed suggestions are made in regards to the summer music season. The more a user scrobbles and interacts with Last.fm, the better the service’s suggestions become.
Additionally, the Last.fm Festival app allows users to see a personalized compatibility score for each show, a recommended festival lineup, and bio information on each band at the show, as well as search by location, compatibility, date, genre or festival name. Social media functionality has also been built into the app, allowing users to see which concerts their friends are attending and share events with them using Facebook and Twitter. Unregistered users of Last.fm can access limited festival information by searching by name, artist, date or location.
Apps for users outside the U.S. will be released in the upcoming months.
Last.fm is a global music service that exposes its community of nearly 40 million online and mobile users worldwide to new and relevant music through its proprietary “scrobbling” technology. Scrobbling allows the audience to track the music they play on Last.fm, Radio.com and on more than 600 music applications. Last.fm then uses the collective intelligence to recommend the songs and artists that power its personalized radio stations.
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