We've long been fans of Last.fm over at Stuff Towers. And news just in that the trailblazing music streaming/social networking site is bringing its magic to AOL.
We had our doubts when it was announced last year that Last.fm had been bought over by CBS, but it looks as if the cash injection has helped the most innovative music service around go from strength to strength.
News just in that "AOL Radio", will now be powered by Last.fm. The social networking format remains the same, giving others details of what's been rocking your world most recently in the form of your own personal radio station, and the excellent recommendation service will select similar artists and "listening neighbours" for you to discover and share musical tastes.
Alongside the streamed music stations, AOL Radio listeners will have access to extra tabbed content including videos, pictures and event listings, as well as the option to buy tracks.
The service, initially available in France, Germany and the UK with plans to roll out across Europe soon, will connect AOL users with over 21 million Last.fm fans. And when you consider that AOL has struck the same kind os deal with CBS radio in the states, we might just have the biggest online community of music fans in the world very soon – yowza.