Posted on | May 14, 2007 | 1 Comment
Janko Röttgers, author of “Mix, Burn & RIP” (sort of german “standard” literature on the digital music revolution) wrote a Giga-OM-post on LastTube, another take on YouTube vs. Last.fm, questioning the economic eligibility of mashed up webapps. I had similar thoughts when Google released My Maps few weeks ago… like those niche mapping-apps’, last.tv & LastTube will probably be rendered obsolete once Last.fm is launching their original video-features. on the other hand, given the minimal investment required for most of these mashups, it’s probably only fair to leave financials aside and see them as fun projects which can at least help creative developers to get their name out there.
ps: btw, I had an interesting talk with a friend who’s currently doing an internship at a small independent label in Vienna – his job includes looping the label’s compilations all day long to push their artists within Last.fm