Task One – "Set and forget”!
If you're already a member of Last.fm, then you can skip "Getting set up" and just do the "Set and forget" bit...Getting set up
If you aren’t already on Last.fm, it’s easy.
a. Sign up
(it’s free. Pick your username carefully though – you CANNOT change it once you’ve signed up.).
b. Download The Scrobbler (it's an app)
(for mac, pc or linux)
c. Read and follow “Set and forget” below.FAQ’S
• Scrobbling takes up really minimal bandwidth – for anyone on dialup, it won’t suck your bandwidth.
• You don’t have to be connected to the internet all the time. The scrobbler you downloaded onto your computer will keep count and upload to Last.fm when you connect. (When you reconnect you should be prompted to “scrobble” – just say yes!)Set and forgetMAKE SURE YOUR ALBUMS/SONGS ARE LABELLED CORRECTLY
For increasing awareness of Monte on Last.fm, make sure whatever you play of his, has his name “Monte Pittman” (no “quotation” marks) as the Artist or Artist Name or whatever your music player names it.
You don’t have to change all the rips from live shows that you’ve labelled “hot new song!”, just make sure
that Monte's official releases are labelled just how they were on the album.Your work here is done!
That’s it, seriously.
You can set this up, and contribute to Monte’s success just by playing his songs on your computer/mp3/iPod etc at home. (Or in the office – if work lets you, download the scrobbler onto your work computer…)Optional programs that play well with Last.fm
If you like getting connected up on Social Media then here are some other programs…
Last.fm plays really well with other social/music sites.
If you're a Pandora
user then LastPandora
allows you to scrobble your tracks to Last.fm automatically while you're using Pandora. I don't (can't because I'm not in the US) use Pandora, so I can't give you any tips on it, but I understand that it's pretty simple & another 'set and forget' type of program.
If you are an iPhone/iPod users, there’s a free app called iScrob
, which is available in the iTunes store. It ensures that your plays on either of those devices are counted. It collects the plays & scrobbles them when you sync them with your computer.
On twitter or facebook? Set up an automatic tweet/wall update with your top three artists for the week with Tweekly.fm
. You can log in with your twitter account and/or your facebook account to set up a simple weekly tweet to tell everyone who you’ve been listening to.
All these programs are optional
– just a bit more connectivity if you’d like to get everything linked up.