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Submission + - DailyTech Interviews last.fm (dailytech.com)

An anonymous reader writes: DailyTech interviews last.fm's Richard Jones to talk about the company and its future aspirations.“It is a huge challenge; the common numbers are something like 300 million different tracks that we’ve recorded (that’s in tons of different spellings), and about 20 million different artists – but obviously not all of those are valid,” says Jones. “That’s the challenge: we still haven’t quite answered the question of how many unique artists there really are — there’s obviously much less than what we actually have because of all the misspellings. It’s an ongoing problem and it will never be solved, because there’s always new music being released as well and so you have to constantly keep updating the system.”
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