(Scrobbler) is a music streaming site and social network. Using the so-called Audioscrobbler, builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording1) the songs the user listens to.2) The site offers social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favorites.

Reasons to install+run the software on your system:

  • Quick access to many features without opening the website
  • Possibility to listen to music streams (e.g. your “personal radio”)
  • On MS Windows, it provides easy scrobbling support for Winamp and Windows Media Player

Although most audio players on Unix-like systems got plugins or support for scrobbling the played track to, you can't listen to music streams comfortably3) with them. Therefore it still makes sense to install's software, even on Unix-like systems.



10.04 Lucid and above

Simply install the following package(s):

After installation, you can start the program by clicking “Applications→Sound & Video→”. Or open a terminal and start it via lastfm.

The software's configuration file is /.config/


XP and above

Simply download the Windows installer and execute it with administrator privileges.


Simply install the following via Market:


Simply install the following via App Store:

called “scrobbling”
on the user's computer or many portable music devices
3) tries to protect the streams and often changes the way players have to access the data. So even if your player brings support for playing streams, this may stop working abruptly.
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