Lastfm Radio to start charging for service, shut down in some countries in 2013

Last.fm's internet-based radio goods have had a pretty good run, but, unfortunately, early next year the service will make some significant changes to its overall business structure that may not be for the best. For starters, the Last.fm Radio desktop client is set to go paid-only (as it is in other countries) here in the US, United Kingdom and Germany, while the outfit's online radio services will cease to exist elsewhere -- save for places such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. The aforementioned changes are going to take place starting January 15th, 2013, so, for those affected, there's still some time to prepare in case there's a plan to take your listening experience to a different place on the web.