Users can listen to free oldies music online through Pandora, TuneIn and Last.fm. These companies offer free music streaming of old songs on computers and mobile devices.
Pandora and TuneIn offer users the option of creating an account that allows members to save favorite stations and personalize their listening experience. Membership is free, as of 2015. Pandora's free membership option plays ads intermittently during the listening period. An upgrade feature is offered for members who don't want to listen to ads. The membership fee is $4.99 per month or $54.89 per year.
Pandora has a "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" feature for every song. Members can like songs that they want to play more often and dislike songs that they don't want played at all. Users can create listening stations by artist, song or genre of music. Pandora also allows members to skip a certain number of songs per hour. Additional perks of the paid membership are more skips, higher-quality streaming and custom skins.
Last.fm also has a free membership option that gives users recommendations based on preferences. Upon signing up, members must download The Scrobbler, a program that tracks the music played and allows Last.fm to make personalized station recommendations.