I had problems with last.fm in the beginning (some 4 years ago!). 1-2 weeks are not gonna do it for you. It's absolutely essential to download the Last.fm player http://www.last.fm/download and then "scrobble" from your favorite player to the website. It takes at least 1-2 weeks (depending on how many songs you listen to) to make some features kick in on the site. Charts and recommendations for instance.
Did he do that? Did he listen to groups radios, tag radios or related artist radios? Did he make a playlist himself? Did he "LOVE" some tracks and listen to the playlist generated? ... or somebodies else favorites? Not all tracks at last.fm are "on demand" but do play in full when you listen to stations.... there's load of free music as well.
I (and Menn Ársins) offer all our music for free and/or full preview - http://www.last.fm/label/skonrokk
Feel free to check out my library to explore playlists, loved tracks and tags (and even journals) - http://www.last.fm/user/Skonrokk/library
Last.fm is a work in progress ... so to speak ... doesn't happen overnight ;-) ... like any other good relationships :)
It's also not helping (or whatever word is right here...) to compare ReverbNation to Last.fm since they are COMPLETELY different sites with different purpose.
There.. I said it! I love last.fm and think it's brilliant. And I highly recommend it to everyone, specially independent artist. Combine last.fm with Twitter and Bandcamp and you have a powerful tool at your fingertips/disposal!
On with the motley!
15 March 2010 13:58