I love music, I love free stuff but not everything online can be for free. Please stop whining about Last.fm introducing a paid membership system for listening to radio stations. A membership for one year will only cost you about 1 or 2 CDs. I know you might not know what CDs are but they are the physical objects that usually carry your torrent mp3s.
I love free stuff but I also enjoy a good services that adds value. I have a Flickr Pro account and now I have a Last.fm paid account. It enables me to listen to my music anywhere. On top of that I’ve discovered a lot of new great bands by listening to band channels and getting recommendations.
For those who want to save some money in these hard economic times. Check out the current exchange rates for pounds or dollars, it may save you a few pennies ;)
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