Last.fm player and multiple artists

I’m a big fan of last.fm, its a great way to discover new & old music. They’ve just upgraded the last.fm player but they’ve disabled the listen to multiple artists/tags feature, due to legal reasons. Anyway, here’s a cheap hack that you can use to listen to multiple artists. Type this into your internet browser address bar:

lastfm://multipleartists/sergei rachmaninoff,dmitri shostakovich,fats waller

Make sure you replace the artists with who you’d like to listen to! A similar method can be used for multiple tags:

lastfm://globaltags/electro,breaks,funk

4 Responses to “Last.fm player and multiple artists”

  1. Machiventa
    December 24th, 2006 | 9:19 pm

    cool trick. i guess last.fm is trying to make multiple artist radio a subscription service in the near future. in the meantime you can either do this trick you provided, download an old version of the last.fm client or just use their listen option.

  2. faxm0dem
    January 31st, 2007 | 4:21 pm

    This doesn’t work anymore: “This item is not available for streaming”

  3. faxm0dem
    January 31st, 2007 | 5:17 pm

    found it: use instead:

    lastfm://artistnames/artist1,…,artistN

  4. Machiventa
    February 15th, 2007 | 10:23 pm

    thanks for the tip faxmodem.

    just tried the global tags radio and they limited it to just one tag now! goddamn it, i’m beginning to get pissed off with their radio restrictions lately, the only use i now have for it is playing other users’ radios. didn’t renew my subscription, although i think you have to have one to access certain radio functions.

    also they removed the option to play multiple artits/tags through the Listen page. jeez

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