Billboard and Last.fm join forces
Hot 100 tracks to stream onlineLONDON -- Billboard has joined forces with global music platform Last.fm, making it possible to listen to tracks from Billboard's All-Time Hot 100 chart online.
The ad-supported initiative is in celebration of the Hot 100's 50th Anniversary.
Using its "Last.fm in a Box" application, Billboard.com users now have access to Last.fm's free radio streaming service. The playlist will feature all artists from the special edition All-Time Hot 100 chart, including Mariah Carey, Usher, the Police and Chubby Checker.
"The 'Last.fm in a Box' application is a natural complement to the array of music news, charts, features and videos that we offer consumers on Billboard.com, and is the perfect way to continue the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Celebration," Josh Engroff, Billboard's digital vp, said in a statement.
"Last.fm is thrilled to add these tracks to Billboard.com, now offering its audience of engaged music fans the ultimate online music experience," added Martin Stiksel, Last.fm co-founder. "This collaboration between Last.fm and Billboard is a perfect fit, as both brands are extremely focused on and passionate about music and music fans."
Last.fm is an ad-supported digital music provider and was founded in 2002. The site, owned by CBS Corp., has access to more than seven million tracks from major and independent labels.