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Today at 12
PM/EST
, The CBS Interactive Music Group debuts Last.fm Discover, a new
streaming and HD radio station dedicated to and influenced by the music
discovery site Last.fm (www.last.fm).  The station is available on Last.fm, CBS
RADIO’s streaming platform, on various mobile devices and HD radio receivers in
New York, WWFS-FM (102.7 HD2); Los Angeles, KCBS-FM (93.1 HD2); Chicago,
WXRT-FM (93.1 HD3); and San Francisco,
KITS-FM (105.3 HD3).
 

Rock heavyweights,
Muse, will be featured throughout the day to celebrate the launch of the
station.  Hear the band describe songs
from their new album “The Resistance,” comment on their musical influences and
talk about what it is like to tour in the U.S.  Additionally, Last.fm Discover and Last.fm (www.last.fm) are giving listeners the chance to
win a trip to see Muse perform live at a secret location, and meet the band
backstage.  Fans can enter the contest, provided by Warner Bros. Records,
from Monday, Oct. 5 - Thursday, Nov. 5 at www.last.fm
 

Programming
elements on Last.fm Discover include a variety of live performances from the New York studio, interviews
with breaking and established artists and special features which will guide
listeners through new music, users comments, events, recommendations and news.  The station is user driven and chooses its
playlist based on Last.fm’s weekly charts (http://www.last.fm/charts),
which are determined by the service’s listeners.
 

Regular programs
and features include:
·       
Last.fm Recommends with Bryan VanGelder, which
plays popular songs from Last.fm, followed by two songs that Last.fm suggests
for listeners and fans of the original song.

·       
Last.fm Discovers with Sat Bisla features the
hottest songs and introduces new artists on Last.fm

·       
Live interviews and performances from the site’s
most popular artists, recorded in Last.fm’s studios
 ·       
Shouts, which guides listeners through some of
the most interesting comments left by Last.fm users about specific songs,
followed by the song that inspired the message
 

“We are excited to bring listeners an eclectic
mix of familiar and unfamiliar music and artists, which are determined by the
listening habits of Last.fm’s users,” said Seth Neiman, Digital Content Manager
of the CBS Interactive Music Group and Program Director of the station. “Last.fm
Discover really offers something unique to the radio space because it is
a hybrid—it has the qualities of both a broadcast and interactive
streaming station.”
 

About Last.fm
Founded in 2002, Last.fm is a CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) owned free
global music platform.  Last.fm offers music fans millions of tracks in
every genre for free-on-demand and radio streaming thanks to partnerships with
Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, CD Baby, independent aggregators The Orchard and
IODA, and more than 280,000 independent artists and labels - without needing to
register or download software.  Last.fm can intelligently recommend its 30
million monthly users new songs, artists, local concerts and even other members
based on their musical tastes.  Last.fm also supports unsigned artists by
offering them an unprecedented Artist Royalty program through which they can
earn revenue directly from Last.fm every time their music is streamed. 
Learn more about Last.fm at http://www.last.fm/.   

About the CBS Interactive Music Group
Established in May 2009, the CBS Interactive Music Group combines CBS RADIO’s
digital assets, including its websites, over 150 online audio streams, and its
various mobile applications, as well as Last.fm, a leading music discovery
site, to form a single division which creates richer and more immersive
experiences for millions of music fans around the world.  The combined assets
of the newly formed division reach almost 40 million unique monthly users
worldwide.