Blog Post

Last.fm Gets SonyBMG Music Deal; Majority Of Majors Now On Board

Last.fm has signed a content agreement with Sony BMG, meaning it can now carry music from three of the four major labels. Asked if this deal was helped by Last.fm’s recent acquisition by CBS, CEO Martin Stiksel just told BBC News 24: “The acquisition has helped but we’d been in process about this deal for a couple of months previously.” The deal extends to Sony BMG’s archive recordings as well as new releases. The site previously inked such deals with EMI and Warner Bros. Records and also has partnerships with several indie labels, allowing it to play tracks through its embedded web player and personalized radio streams. Of the majors, Universal now remains as not having signed with Last.fm. (Release).