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For years I've been using last.fm to find new music with the help of tags. Now this functions either is gone or is incredibly difficult to find, so there's no reason for me to use last.fm anymore ever.

Additionally, I don't understand the purpose of this web page anymore. All info about artists can be found on wikipedia. All songs are on spotify. What is last.fm for?
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Ivan Krupskyi

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Last.fm is (and has always been) the place to log and record your listening data. Every song, every album, every artist you play is logged onto your account for later viewing. Everything else was just a nice bonus. By the way most of the missing features will be returning in due time.
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Yeah same. Tags were the main way I kept my music organized. I haven't been able to really make any mixes since the redesign, can't find specific songs that I'm looking for, lost track of my queue of new music/things I wanted to explore more. It's all just a mess. They already added tags back but now there are no lists (all songs artists you've applied a tag to). What gives? The API was functional for a bit but then that got disabled. It's like they're deliberately breaking the site.
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Saak Hovhannisyan

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FFS I need to find an artist that I've listened years ago, I could do this in 5mins with a previous site version thanks to personal tag library. Now I can't do it, cause some asshole decided that it's a useless option. BRING PERSONAL TAG LIBRARY BACK
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" I don't understand the purpose of this web page anymore. All info about artists can be found on wikipedia. All songs are on spotify. What is last.fm for? "

Im wondering the same thing..... after the events of 2014 im wondering what people still doing here. Was just reminiscing about the good old days here on LastFM and logged in.... sadly seeing that nothing has changed, still wondering why anyone would want to use the scrobbler and not get anything in return, you give your data to lastFM and get what(?)

LastFm WAS the best streaming Audio service ever, it offered personalized radio, based on what you 'liked' and was really good at it.

Services like Pandora and Spotify suck as far as predicting what music you should like based on your past listening behavior (which is the only thing LastFm still does [or at least did] right).

I dont mind ads, I dont mind paying $10 or so a month, but I certainly want to be able to stream music to my droid, and not the low quality crap on youtube. Fast forward 2 years and STILL... spotify sucks in helping / suggesting / proposing music you might like... based on your LastFM acct ( scrobbled data ) - so what is all that data for then ? what is the purpose of scrobbling  nowadays....I still dont get it. Now I could see if they sold that data to other streaming services but based on how other services work it doesn't look like it.

I understand LastFM might have been strapped for cash back in '14, but perhaps instead of partnering with Spotify, they should have been acquired by Spotify, Google (or some other streaming service). But aside from LastFM having  no content now the death blow or 'last nail in the coffin' for LastFm was shutting down its radio service (seriously still hope whomever made that decision was sacked).

The only hope for audiophiles is that Spotify or some other company will buy out LastFM and use their scrobbler data to make streaming radio predictions for customers introducing them to new artists and such. Oddly enough i was checking out YouTube Red and even that did a better job than Spotify predicting music i'd like- and it didn't even have access to my lastFm data like spotify does.... Im still wondering what does LastFM actually do?
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For years I've been using last.fm to find new music with the help of tags. Now this functions either is gone or is incredibly difficult to find, 
The global tag pages and the ability to apply new tags to artists, albums and tracks are already back, although not very comfortable to use and browse at the moment, as you have to change the URL in your browser to switch from one tag page to another if it is not mentioned there, e.g. starting with http://www.last.fm/tag/rock

The overview of your personal tags on your profile will come back later, see the conversation with official reply mentioned above. In the meantime you might have a look at Shuffler.fm, a site which applies Last.fm's user-generated tags to artists and new tracks it finds anywhere on the web and lets you listen to them in genre radio stations. You can also add it as an external app in Deezer, so these stations play more fluently than from their own website which loads each new blog site first in their web player before starting the next track. These tag radios are not personalised of course, but at least they use the global tags that Last.fm provides through their API.
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Vote for being able to see your own tag library here ... https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/to...

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And check how it is getting on in the 'ideas' category here ... https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm?to...

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