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.
The sites also shared many community forums, although a few were unique to each site.
The old Audioscrobbler site at the domain name was wholly merged into the new site on 9 August 2005.
This provoked a large negative reaction from some of the user community who perceive the removal as hindering the ability of lesser-known and unsigned artists to gain exposure for their music and general enjoyment of the site.
The change of 17 November 2010 means that a tag radio stream will include ALL music tagged as such, not just that tagged by each individual user: effectively widening the number of tracks that might be streamed under any one tag set.
is a music website, founded in the United Kingdom in 2002.
Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices.
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.
Three months later, on , Techcrunch claimed that it was CBS, the parent company of Last.fm, that handed over the data.