MediaMonkey and theLastFMNode Extension
By Josh R Bellendir - Writer, Consultant, & Businessmanwww.jbellendir.com
For those of you that can't stand iTunes but have an iPhone. MediaMonkey isyour solution! It's a free music management software and about 10x betterthan iTunes. It handles large music collections much faster and has severalfeatures that apple's iTunes software lacks.Head over to mediamonkey.com to download your free version today andditch that bloated iTunes software that isn't good for any of us.Okay, back on track. The purpose of this post is to share something with youall that I found. It's an extension for MediaMonkey called LastFMNode.Last.fm is a fantastic online digital radio site. It has been around for manyyears and is one of my old favorites (late night studying and listening tomusic). What this extension does, is it takes the current song playing inmediamonkey and searches the last.fm database and finds similar artistsand music to the one that is playing. It has a built in Auto DJ feature to queuesongs that are similar.So if you are like me, and just want to turn on your music player and have itplay music that matches and not have to worry about djing your musiccollection, then this is the add-on for you!So for any of you out there that haven't moved to mediamonkey becausethey couldn't live without the iTunes genius functionality, YOU NOW CAN!Download the extensionhereIf you have mediamonkey already installed, your computer should now whatthe file is. Just double click it (or run as admin) while mediamonkey isrunning, and it will say installation successful.Now to configure it, click tools -> options. Then under Library, select Last.FMNode.