Paid sources or premium subscriber features
The list is build on the assumption that you don't want to pay to listen to music. This means that if the source has options for premium (i.e. paid) accounts those will not be mentioned in the review. This is also the reason why the following sites will not be added to the list: Rhapsody, Rdio and Napster.
A number of the sites in this list do not directly support scrobbling to your Last.fm-profile, some workarounds are:
- The Universal Scrobbler use it to manually scrobble tracks to your play history.
- If you use Firefox you can install LastFM Firefox Extension to get tracks on Slacker, Pandora, Deezer and AccuRadio scrobbled to Last.fm.
- Another solution is to install the Chrome extension Sway.fm Unified Music Media Keys to scrobble tracks from the following places: Amazon Music, Audiogalaxy, Pandora, MySpace, Bandcamp, Deezer, GetWorkDoneMusic.com, 8tracks, Google Music, Soundcloud, Turntable.fm, Songza, Thisismyjam.com, Rdio, iHeartRadio (iheart.com), Mog, Mixcloud, Napster, Rhapsody, RBMAradio, Shuffler.fm, Yandex, Soundtracker, Youtube (beta, only on youtube.com)
- Scroblr.fm (Chrome/Safari-extension) scrobbles: Pandora, Grooveshark, Google Music Beta, Amazon Cloud Player, Turntable.fm, Bandcamp, Accuradio, Jango and We7
- Last.fm scrobbler (Chrome extension) was created for people who enjoy their music online. The aim of this extension is to cover as many music video sites as possible (currently: Amazon.com Cloud Player, BandCamp.com, Deezer.com, FFtunes.com, Fizy.com, Ghostly Discovery, Google Music, iHeart.com, Indieshuffle.com, Jango.com, Megalyrics.ru, MySpace, Pandora.com (new interface), Pitchfork.com, Thesixtyone.com, TTnetMuzik.com.tr, Virgin Radio Turkiye, VK.com, Weborama.fm, YouTube, Zvooq.ru, Z-music.org).
22tracks.com is all about curating. It's a jukebox consisting of 22 playlists of different genres. Each playlist is filled with 22 tracks selected by specialized DJ's from Amsterdam and Brussels. In this way 22tracks quickly overviews the latest music, promotes new artists and lets you discover new genres. No registration, no hassle. New music: the easy way.Rating: very good
3voor12 Luisterpaalthis link. They used to have Spotify playlists available but they seem to have been abandoned, instead try Atze de Vries' 3VOOR12 Draait (updated every week) for a taste of what's going on there. - Rating: Very good
8tracks is handcrafted internet radio. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks.Use if: you want to listen to other peoples playlists - Rating: If you find the right member it's good.
On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s or AACs to craft a playlist, add context with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.
8tracks believes handcrafted music programming trumps algorithms. Think radio in the 1970s, mixtapes in the 1980s, and DJ culture of the 1990s through today. DJs share their talent in taste making, providing exposure for artists. Listeners get a unique blend of word-of-mouth sharing and radio programming — long the trusted means for music discovery — on a global scale.
We offer over 500 channels programmed by real people. And you can customize each channel to your tastes! Best of all, it's free!Scrobble streaming radio tracks on Accuradio using the LastFM Firefox Extension or Scroblr.fm.
discover new music and directly support the artists who make it.Scrobble streaming tracks on Bandcamp using this Greasemonkey-script if you use Firefox/Chrome as a browser, or the exfm-extension if you're using either Chrome or Firefox. You can also use the BandcampScrobbler-site to see your Last.fm-recommended artists or artists related to the one currently playing.
Buenos Aires Sound System RadioScrobble on foobar with foo_audioscrobbler
A blip is a combination of 1) a song and 2) a short message that accompanies it. The way you create a blip is to first search for a song that you want to hear (or a song that you want your listeners to hear), then add a short message (under 150 characters), finally you submit it. Submitting a blip is also referred to as “blipping”, so from here on out, when you read “he blipped my favorite track” it means “he submitted a blip that had my favorite song attached”.Use if: you want to earn badges based on your listening habit. - Rating: Very good
Chrome/Firefox + ExFM
Exfm turns the entire web into your personal music library. As you browse, exfm runs in the background indexing every MP3 file you come across, building a music library for you. exfm will continue to check the sites you've visited, adding new music for you to listen to every day.Use if: you want to scrobble tracks from blogs, Soundcloud, Bandcamp or Last.fm free downloads. - Rating: Excellent
Fizy.com (restricted to Turkey)
fizy is an online jukebox that was designed with the express aim of being simple and easy to use. enjoy and share it with your friends.Unable to test this one.
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet."It's not just free music; it's good music" They started to support scrobbling recently - Rating: very good
Frodio is the first radio station platform to offer full two way integration and data exchange with established services: Last.fm, SoundCloud, Discogs, MusicBrainz, PromoDJ and full integration with social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, VK.com and many more coming.You can scrobble different radiostations and even add your own station (try radio Ultra). And yes, it does scrobble. Just login with your Last.fm or FB or Twitter account and activate scrobbling in settings panel. They even connect to Soundcloud.
gogoyoko is an online music store and social network for music fans, artists and labels bringing you Fair Play in Music. Buy your music straight from the source and support your favorite artists. DRM-free. Access your music from anywhere.Still testing, but looks promising.
Everyone can stream full tracks and albums using the awesome gogoyoko player and two cents go to the artist each time. Look at it as a try before you buy thing. gogoyoko shares 40% of the advertisement income with artists and rights holders based on streaming of the music. That's Fair Play in Music.
Grooveshark is an online music streaming company based in Gainesville, Florida that was founded by three University of Florida students.Use if: you're looking for something like last.fm without the whole community. Scrobbling is now possible for free accounts. - Rating: very good
Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.Use if: you're looking for something like last.fm. Scrobbles through a workaround: use MusicBee to either download or stream the tag-radios. - Rating: very good
Share your music, download your favorite artists!
We are the online network for independent artists and listeners. The website is currently beta, meaning that we are in the process of testing and developing some final features.Available in both Dutch and English (toggle in the right upper bar) featuring new talent to get connected with (very good).
Feel free to create an account either as an artist or as a listener! Go ahead using all the features of the website and be part of the group of first users of this new network!
Last.fm free music player
Last.fm free music player is a free music player for Google Chrome with Last.fm integration.Use if: you want full on-demand streaming on Last.fm - Rating: very good
Mflow (region restricted to UK)
Where did mflow go?I'm not sure how well they're doing since this has been their message for a long time.
Over the past few months we've been working on a top-secret new project. There's still a lot of work to do though - we can't share this grown-up mflow with you until we're confident it's better than anything you've used before. This is why we've decided to shut down the current site and focus our attention on mflow's next evolution.
Listen to radio online. Free, without registration. All FM-radio stations in Moscow. Find out what song is played on the radio. View charts compiled by real airtime on stations. Find your favorite song and find it on any radio stations often twist. A compilation favorite songs and listen to them when you want. Friends with radio listeners with similar musical tastes, or pretty pictures:) Put the song into your blog. m.moskva.fm - a mobile version for those who listen to the radio in the car! While standing in the mirror you can see that now plays on the radio, and add a song to your collection.List of all Moscow radiostations. You can listen and scrobble music on air and aired in the past. Good stations are Ultra (alternative) and Maximum (Pop/Rock).
My Cloud Player is a helper application that enables you not only to Search and Play the Music stored on SoundCloud but also to Create and Share Playlists, search and follow other SoundCloud users, search Sets, search and play music from Groups, as well as Post Comments on SoundCloud tracks.I'm way overdue adding this one, apologies to mycloudplayer especially since it's really great (and I love the option for a dark interface, hardly anyone else does that).
It helps you Create your own playlists by selecting any number of tracks from various SoundCloud sources.
It enables you to Discover other SoundCloud users' uploaded tracks, favorite tracks and mixes, sets, as well as groups that they've joined.
For more information on My Cloud Player’s features please click the About button above.
If you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or would like to send us a bug report, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
MySpacethis Firefox Greasemonkey-script to scrobble the 42 million audio tracks available, or Media Keys (see above).
Pandora (region restricted to U.S.)
With Pandora you can explore a vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
40 hours a month of streaming music, limited (five per hour) skips. Stream rate: 64 kbps (AAC+) for free users.
Presto.fm is a free online music streaming and discovery service with the goal of connecting you to music perfectly matched to your tastes. We make it easy to explore a whole universe of music to find new bands and artists to enjoy.
Presto is developed by a couple of guys who just love music. We wanted to make a tool that could take the hard work out of finding new music and artists. A tool easy enough for our parents to use and enjoy - a music application that just works.
We're based in Australia and love listening to both niche and local artists, so that usually means even when international music services let us listen they don't have the music that we want to hear. We needed a tool that could deliver music from the biggest artists on the planet to the local garage band down the road - a tool to help listeners easily discover new artists and help musicians reach a world of new audiences.
This is just outstanding online-player for mp3s with most convenient and simple UI you've ever used. It has nearly full set of necessary features and nothing more.Simple yet powerful, if you have not found music you need you can just upload it (kind of like Grooveshark). Free accounts are limited to 15 tracks per day.
Channel surf the music web through thousands of music sites and blogs, curated by tastemakers who filter the music information overload.The old version didn't really work for me, but the new one will be tested a lot.
The web is your player and bloggers are your DJs. Get with the leading edge and know what you should be listening to.
Slacker.com (region restricted to U.S. only)
Slacker is what radio was meant to be: personal, portable and free.
We founded Slacker to deliver free personalized radio that is customized for everyone. Slacker combines the knowledge of the nation's leading music experts from every genre and your own personal tastes to create the perfect radio stations for each and every listener.Unlimited streaming but limited skips. Stream rate: 128 kbps (MP3) through web.
With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker Radio is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite songs. You can listen online, on your smartphone or on a Slacker Personal Radio Player.
SoundCloud is an audio platform that enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds across the internet, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. From sample to symphony and soundbite to soliloquy, SoundCloud allows sound creators anywhere to instantly record audio on the site or via mobile applications and share them publicly or privately; to embed sound across websites, social networks and blogs and receive feedback from the community.Use if: you want to find artists that Last.fm doesn't know about. - To scrobble the tracks you can use either these Chrome/Firefox-scripts or the Ex.fm add-on (also Chrome/FF). Rating: very good
SoundCloud's open platform also supports a wide range of applications built on the SoundCloud API, enabling everything from mobile voice recording, online mastering, digital distribution to Facebook artist profiles and iPad music making. SoundCloud offers free accounts to amateur creators, with more advanced users able to upgrade to premium accounts for advanced features like statistics, controlled distribution and custom branding.
Spotify (region restricted to Finland, France, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Spain, US, Belgium, Switzerland and Sweden)
Spotify is an online music service offering users the ability to stream more than 10 million tracks on demand using Spotify’s unique technology. Spotify will be marketed both as a premium monthly subscription service and a version which is free for consumers to use, and supported by advertising.Use if: you are looking for music to play based on your last-fm-profile. - Rating: with the new Last.fm-app integration it is excellent.
behind every song there's always an emotion. we don't know why but maybe that's why we love music. so we've created a way to suggest songs that follow your feelings: stereomood is the emotional internet radio, providing music that best suits your mood and your activities.Use if: you want to listen by what you are feeling. - Rating: very good
How do i feel? what am i doing now?
Streampad Music Player creates a playlist to listen to.Use if: you visit tumbler-pages or Spinner.com - Rating: varies per page you're on
The Hype Machine
To put it simply, the Hype Machine keeps track of what music bloggers write about. We handpick a set of kickass music blogs and then present what they discuss for easy analysis, consumption and discovery. This way, your odds of stumbling into awesome music or awesome blogs are high.Use if: you want to know what music blogs are talking about. - Rating: very good
Semi-automatic Last.fm Scrobbler
Supported radio stations:It features a manual scrobbler but mainly a radio station scrobbler. When you listen to a radio station (that is supported by the scrobbler), just start the scrobbler and it will fetch the currently playing info from the station and scrobble it to your last.fm profile. You can even modify the tags (artist, song) before the actual scrobbling so you can correct the info.
- BBC Radio 1
- BBC Radio 1 Xtra
- XFM London
- 1 club: Club FM Radio Channel 1
- Cro 4: Radio Wave [CZ]
- Express Radio [CZ]
- Evropa 2 [CZ]
- Radio 1 [CZ]
- Flippin Radio [GR]
on thesixtyone, new artists make music & listeners decide what's goodUse if: you want to earn points for listening on auto-play. - Rating: used to be excellent, now it's mediocre.
This Is My Jam
1 Share one songThe music you pick is from sites like youtube and soundcloud. You can link your profile to twitter, facebook & last.fm. When you link to last.fm it will scrobble your plays, suggest songs based on your plays on last.fm and it will "love" the track that you have chosen. These are all optional.
Choose one song. That song that’s been stuck on repeat, that one you love. Personalize it to make it yours, then share it with the world. This is your jam, and it's yours for up to seven days. Change it whenever the mood strikes, but choose wisely. You only have one!
2 Pump Up The Jams
Follow people if you like their music; and only if you like their music. Then play all their jams with one click. Listen to an evolving radio station of the best music, handpicked every day by your friends.
We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is the Online Music Chart.Use if: you want to listen to the better emerging artists. - Rating: very good
We listen to what people are saying about artists and their music on blogs, social networks like Facebook and MySpace, message boards and forums, Twitter and P2P networks to chart the top songs online everyday.