Introducing Boffin: Last.fm's music knowledge meets your local mp3 collection

Wednesday, 11 March 2009
by mxcl
filed under Announcements and Code
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Sometimes the endless rows of music in my media player leave me at a loss. I have a music collection that I’ve spent years lovingly crafting; all my favourite bands. Yet as I spin my mouse wheel its full length, nothing springs out. I scroll up, scouring the rows for something fresh. I scroll down, searching for some long forgotten treasure. After a few minutes I select “shuffle” and go make a cup of tea.

But maybe it doesn’t have to be like that. Wouldn’t it be great if you could tune into your local music like you do with Last.fm radio?

That last sentence sounded very much like a product announcement did it not? Well, it was!

Pick a tag, maybe another related tag, and click play. Last.fm Boffin. Strictly a tech demo. Let us know how you like it, and we’ll roll it into the next major release of our desktop software :)

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