Paul Sturgess

Kyan Jukebox hits landmark 60,000 last.fm scrobbles

Ok so the headline may be a little over dramatic, but music plays a large part in shaping the Kyan office atmosphere. The soundtrack to our working lives, there is music on from 8am ’till gone 6pm every day.

For those of you not familiar with the term ‘scrobbling’, it simply means that whenever you listen to a song it is recorded in your last.fm profile.

Up until recently we were using a 3rd party application to scrobble to our Kyan account. However, with the release of the second version of the last.fm API, I took the opportunity to hand roll our own scrobbler such is our penchant for music, web-geekery and stats.

It also means we get a great little notice on our profile that reads “Scrobbling now from The Kyan Jukebox” (If you’re reading this out of our office hours check this screenshot).

So what is all this scrobbling in aid of? Well apart from the history we have of our listening habits, we’ve actually had potential clients contact us because they liked the music from our Last.fm playlist — Now that’s social media in action!

Tags: jukebox, api, music, lastfm

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Comments: 2

Jonathon
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Good to see The National topping the chart too ;-)

Slide Buddy
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Music really helps me out, especially during times when I'm not particulary keen on concentrating, it really does give that extra boost to get you to the finish line. I'll definitely check out your last.fm profile, I'm due for a new music set list.

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