Music by Fabio Napodano a.k.a. It-Alien

last.fm radio becomes payware

2009-03-26 by

last.fm has announced that, since March the 30th, its radio streaming service will require a subscription fee of 3€/£/$ per month.

I’m not against pay sites; I acknowledge that running a site such as last.fm costs money and these money cannot be refund through advertising only, but what really bothers me is the fact that users from USA, UK and Germany will still not require paying, because in these 3 nations last.fm already pays its bills back through advertising and current subscriptions.

this idea is completely wrong in my opinion, discriminating and senseless.

A couple of better ideas would be:
a) let EVERYONE pay, and pay less (as low as 2€/month or 20€/year)
b) give the option to buy what you use, through pre-sold straming “packets” of 1,000 songs, for those people who do not make regular usage of last.fm radio.

last.fm announcement
read last.fm announcement

Imbuteria interviews It-Alien

2009-03-24 by

music enthusiast Imbuteria has interviewed me and published the result on various places, for example here. The interview is in italian, although it also quotes a brief introduction in english made by IMISound promotions, but don’t ask me for a translation because I’m lazy :)

Interview Link

"There, in a corner.." selected by Bovine Music Show

2009-03-02 by

“Bovine Music Show” has selected my song “There, in a corner..” for their Feb 09 2009 list. Check out their site for more music!

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Bovine Music Show site

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