(9 million USD) In May 2007 it was announced that Channel 4 Radio was to broadcast a weekly show called Worldwide Chart reflecting what users around the world were listening to.
On , it was announced that had been bought by CBS for £140 million with Last.fm's current management team staying in place.
The sites also shared many community forums, although a few were unique to each site.
The site name takes advantage of a domain hack using .fm, the top level domain of Micronesia, popular with FM radio related sites.
The "love" and "ban" buttons allowed users to gradually customise their profiles.
Three months later, on , Techcrunch claimed that it was CBS, the parent company of Last.fm, that handed over the data.
"[...] In the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, nothing will change.
On 22 February 2009, Techcrunch claimed that "[the] RIAA asked social music service for data about its user's listening habits to find people with unreleased tracks on their computers.