Last.fm ends streaming music subscription service. Last.fm is owned by CBS Interactive an American company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
The company was started in 2002 by Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, Michael Breidenbruecker and Thomas Willomitzer. Last.fm is not closing entirely, will continue to offer its desktop streaming. Here is the official announcement by Last.fm.
From 28th April, our subscription radio streaming service will come to an end. This means subscriber radio will no longer work on any platform or device. We’re making this change to focus on improving scrobbling and recommendations, while continuing our goal of being your #onemusichome. Of course you’ll still be able to listen to all of your favourite stations on the new Last.fm Player, as well as listen to your favourite tracks with our recently launched on-demand playback feature via Spotify.
Last.fm is really struggled new related players in the filed such as Spotify, Pandora etc. Last.fm is taking requests for refunds from subscribers. Users can cancel their Last.fm subscription or can request a refund.
CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm in 2007 for $280 million. CBS Interactive is also owned a popular American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs etc.