Website update - 1st August (New music page for everyone)

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Hello,

Great news, the new music page is now available for everyone! Subscribers, non-subscribers, and even new visitors can now access the redesigned pages.





Here’s a quick recap of the new page and features:

The redesigned music page is your personalised window into the Last.fm catalogue. It’s where you can find your recommendations and what’s currently popular, whenever you’re looking to discover something new. From new artists to read about, interesting tags, tracks to listen to, new releases, and more, the music page should always have something interesting for you.





This change also brings back the dedicated artist recommendations section, as well as adding new pages for track, album, and tag recs. On the artist and album pages you can now remove recommendations that you're not interested in. Tap the X and we'll never suggest you give Nickelback a chance ever again.

Oh, and If you're missing the old music page, we've moved it to the new charts section. We hope you like the improvements we’ve made, please let us know what you think.

Team Last.fm x
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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Posted 10 months ago

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James Joul

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Any progress on fixing the bug where some artists cannot be dismissed? I currently have around 20 "stuck" artists in my recommendations. That's a whole page! 

Would love an additional option to filter out artists I've already Scrobbled from my recommendations, too. 
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Rob_209

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Looks good. More user friendly. Thankyou for the update.
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carnagexcandy

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Ditto. :D
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Barry4679

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It looks nice, but I don't have much else to say about it, as it is not aligned to the reasons that use and enjoy LFM.

Is there any progress to report from the project to do some work with your api's, as hinted elsewhere in this forum a while ago? Any document describing the scope, or any heads up regarding what may change?
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Patrick

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It looks neat. I was finally able to get rid of the overrated Skid Row from my list of recommendations. Because of that overrated band that keep popping in my suggestions, I started avoiding the homepage naturally. Off topic, Jon said several weeks ago that they are going to launch the new catalog by the end of July. When can we expect something like that? Are we going to have opportunities to listen to Various Artists compilations and are we going to be able to fix incorrect tags in our libraries?
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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>>>Jon said several weeks ago that they are going to launch the new catalog by the end of July. 

No I didn't.  Please read my post again.  The project you're referring to has been delayed though.
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Patrick

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Why? What happened if I may know?
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Sure, I posted about this yesterday, in this thread.

To clarify your misunderstanding: this project isn't the new catalogue.  It's the database that powers your library and charts (i.e. your scrobbling data).  It fixes issues in your library you might have seen, e.g. not being able to delete tracks; not being able to unlove tracks; artists / albums appearing twice due to corrections; various artists albums not being shown / counted correctly, and so on. 

The remaining problems with the Last.fm catalogue (such as not being able to add new corrections) can only be fixed after we've deployed the new user library / scrobble storage service.  It won't be fixed when we deploy it -- although some things will get better simply because turning corrections off in your settings will be properly respected.  

A full announcement outlining the specific improvements and changes you're likely to see in your library will be posted when we're ready to deploy the service.
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Patrick

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I hope I'll see something like that soon, too bad another issue has to occur. I hope that will be a final fix and it will be ready to go in September. Thanks.
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Hopefully at some point we'll get genre based recommendations and then this will be perfect for me.
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Tomboying

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Decent update, looks cleaner than the previous artist pages. However, I hope that we are able to combine albums and tracks ruined by the remastered tags soon. I feel like that should be a main priority and come before site appearance.
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Like it <3
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The redesigned page looks good to the eye, thank you!

Just out of curiosity: I can't understand the use of home page now, 'cause all its content is also provided by the music page, events page and profile page. Will it undergo further changes or it's just a sort of compilation page for convenience?
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I really missed the Blast from the Past feature. Thanks for bringing it back!
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OK, seems it's subscriber-only like the related feature on the old site, so here is a screenshot. The black navigation bar belongs at the top of the page of course (a bug in Opera's screenshot option), and you can click on the image to open it in a new tab which you can zoom:





My All Time artists have 9 subpages, by the way, while this is the default "Recent" view. So here is another screenshot with All Time artists, switchable with the dropdown in the upper right corner:


This view is sorted by number of your scrobbles from top to bottom. I guess the developers will tune this page with more features like dismissing artists etc. when they have more time again, i.e. after the release of the  new scrobble storage system.
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Was there any kind of notification sent out to users about the new music page? It's certainly a great addition to the site, but I imagine most users won't even know about it unless they see this thread. It's certainly well hidden behind the "Music" button in the header when really it's more of a hub or homepage. 

In addition to dismissing recommendations, being able to remove new releases would also be useful. Some of mine don't interest me and others are duplicates with different tags - e.g. Title [explicit]
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I don't recall an email notification about the new Music page, rather one about the new Spotify Scrobbling feature. As the Music page is one of the most visited on the Last.fm site (also by people without an account), it will probably be seen by many new visitors. My guess for the new Blasts From the Past section is that this is only a first version which will be improved in the future.
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There's quite a lot of messaging on last.fm's social media channels also.  We were waiting to make sure that performance was stable for everyone (which was the main reason the full release got delayed).
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I was just wondering because when I asked a few friends what they thought about it, none of them knew the page even existed.

It has a lot of neat features that take Last.fm to the next level when it comes to personalised music, but I feel it's rather hidden currently. 
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It's a bit odd. Several sections are blank on https://www.last.fm/music like

but when I click on View all new releases I get content as expected.

The blank sections are New releases to check out, Tags to explore, Albums you might like, Tracks you need to hear, Blasts from the Past, Hot right now, and so on. Everything below is blank.
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I'm also experiencing this issue. It's possible the section isn't yet complete and will be working sometime in the future.
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Right, must be a temporary issue somewhere on a server. Hopefully they will fix it when they come back to office on Monday. The individual pages work, but the overview is mostly blank, and refreshing does not bring the images back most of the time. So that may be caused by performance problems that Jon was talking about.
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He's dead, Jim!

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It worked for me yesterday, but today it's blank again.
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"New releases to check out" works for me, I see 12

also the "View all new releases >" works
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We're investigating the timeouts on that page.
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He's dead, Jim!

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Yes, it comes and goes. Sometimes it's blank and sometimes it works.