Luckily the rioting in the UK last month didn’t hit Last.HQ, but some of the labels nearest and dearest to us were hit badly by the PIAS warehouse fire, destroying the stock of hundreds of independent labels – big and small.
Heading Last.fm’s Music Team means looking after all our relationships with record labels on a daily basis, and naturally I’ve got a lot of affection for them not to mention their skill for finding, building and releasing new artists into the world.
Every day Last.fm plays its part in that as our recommendation engine promotes new artists and tracks to listeners around the world. Usually this is based on almost half a billion tracks the Last.fm catalogue knows about, but we’ve put together something a little special for the labels affected by the PIAS fire.
Last.fm users now can enter their username at our Label Love site to find out about more artists they can support. Every recommendation comes with links to purchase music and gig tickets, making it easy for all of us to show a little support.
So share the love and spread the word, and follow @_label_love_ to find out about more ways you can join in.