Warner Music To Last.fm: We're Taking Our Music And Going Home
from the lets-make-life-worse-for-fans dept
As a record label, their job should be to get their musicians' music out into the world in the most convenient way for anyone to enjoy, and to build business models based on that -- just as Kaplan suggested. But, instead, Warner Music continues to be about as anti-consumer as it can possibly be. Its latest move is to have Last.fm remove all Warner Music from its service. Last.fm, which is now owned by CBS, is an exceptionally popular online music listening, discovery and e-commerce site. While it did overstate its "free" music service, it still is rather ridiculous that Warner would decide to take all its music and go home.
Warner should recognize that it needs Last.fm a lot more than Last.fm users need it. There's plenty of music out there, and if they can't find Warner Music on Last.fm, they'll find someone else's music instead.