Last.fm

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Last.fm
Last.fm logo
The home page of Last.fm, as seen on May 4, 2013.
The home page of Last.fm, as seen on May 4, 2013.
URL http://last.fm/
Project status Special case (switching codebases, some user data might die)
Archiving status In progress...
Project source lastfm-grab, lastfm-items
Project tracker lastfm
IRC channel #lastchance.fm

Contents

What's there?

  • Your "scrobbled" listening history of songs you've listened to sent by supported software, including "Loved tracks"
  • Your playlists generated on the website
  • Artist Wiki biographies (licensed Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike, and GNU Free Documentation), album wikis, track wikis, label wikis, and tag wikis
  • A page for each artist, album, track, label, user, tag, and group
  • Artist and label images
  • Album artwork (can be multiple images for an album)
  • Like/dislike votes on images (including album artwork)
  • Forums
  • Event Calendars
  • Your user submitted profile image
  • Your user journal entries
  • Your friends list
  • Events user went to
  • Some artists have uploaded tracks, which are free to download
  • per user "badges" showing top tracks, # tracks listened to, popular this week tracks etc.
  • users' About Me profiles, and where they're from
  • Groups, group forums, group connections, and group articles (group journals)
  • Shoutboxes (comment areas) on users, groups, musicians, albums, tracks, labels, tags, and pictures (including album artwork)
  • Help pages http://www.last.fm/help
  • Last.fm Originals http://originals.last.fm/
  • "Tools, Plugins & more" http://build.last.fm/

Getting it Out

Listening History

Tools

There's some tools available via http://build.last.fm/ as well.

User Profile Image

Access your profile, right click image, Save Image

Can get it bigger by changing the image size parameter (default 126) to 500 (or maybe more?)

Wiki

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How can I help?

Running a Warrior

You can start up a Warrior and there select Last.fm. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may priorize another project.)

Running the script manually

If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.

The instructions can be found at github.com/ArchiveTeam/lastfm-grab.

Some additional information
Don't forget to replace YOURNICKHERE with your nickname.

The number after --concurrent determines how many threads run at the same time. You can increase this number if your resources (RAM, CPU, bandwidth) are sufficient. However, if you constantly see messages about rate limiting, there is no need to increase the concurrency.

If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command: touch STOP). The script finishes the current item(s) and stops only after that. (If you kill the script immediately, the items get broken, and they will need to be reassigned to another user.) – Before starting the script again, don't forget to remove the STOP file.

If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (cd lastfm-grab) and issue git pull https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/lastfm-grab. After the updating has finished, re-launch the script.

Donating to the Internet Archive

Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all. http://archive.org/donate

Do you like our cause?

If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.

Alternative services

  • Libre.fm - Open source clone, no apparent user costs

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