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Last.Fm is launching a new program designed to help independent musicians use the Internet to jump start their careers. The campaign will focus on teaching up-and-coming artists how to produce, promote, and distribute their music on the Web.
Last.fm has already established itself as a popular site within the online music world, but the company hopes that through initiatives such as its “Hype Chart,” which is being published in industry publication Music Week, it can cross over into the mainstream. Now that Last.fm is part of CBS, I would expect more initiatives that make use of the tremendous amount of music data the Last.fm site collects.
Many artists have successfully used MySpace to launch their careers, so it makes sense for Last.fm to focus specifically on up-and-coming talent. For artists interested in learning more about the initiative, Last.fm has setup a blog, “Now Form A Band.” [Thanks to Mashable.com]