Revealed: Facebook’s music plans tap Spotify, others

32 thoughts on “Revealed: Facebook’s music plans tap Spotify, others”

  1. First it was iMeem, then iLike, and now Spotify. Embedding a music service on Facebook is not going to bring me back to the website. I think people are getting used to the public persona. They want to hear what the world thinks via Twitter.

  2. Microsoft could aquire facebook and the one or two music services it has partnership with and integrate it with its services and google could do the same with twitter and throw in some music and gaming too.And since google is developing google voice as a competitor to skype, it could turn out to be a classic battle between google and MSFT.

  3. heya but don’t you think another site a new come up has been giving all this …

    http://wallhood.com

    A site which includes all the FB features and also includes music sharing, document sharing, articles, inline blogs, Forums and so much more. FB first took away the Polls idea from that site and now the Music one..

    anyways its always Wallhood, which inspired Facebook.

  4. This makes zero sense to me. Who will pay the licensing fee for the music? If it’s Spotify, wouldn’t they want people being exposed to ads on their website rather than on Facebook? The music services should aim for this social activity to occur on their platform, not Facebook. This just seems like an economic transfer from the music services to Facebook.

    1. Well, I know it sounds pretty old but MySpace does not charge for Music, since they [MySpace] are in need of users, Facebook.com did copy their [MySpace] music dashboard.

    2. Read again: “and you can see what is playing on whatever service you might be logged into using Facebook Connect. It also allows you to play or pause a track once you discover it on Facebook.”

      You have to be logged in through FB Connect to be able to use it… meaning: being LOGGED IN. Spotify is not earning a hell of a lot of money through it’s advertising.
      Most definately it’s placing more & more of its bets on paid subsciption. FB will probably have to pay an ultra small amount for each play to Spotify or the likes and your done….

  5. It will be interesting to see how this relationship develops and what the outcome will be. There’s a good chance that if a music service such as Spotify can be integrated in to Facebook as the above describes, most other services will be eclipsed. If the usability is straight forward, there’s no doubt music on Facebook will become popular where others have failed.

    1. I disagree. I think others too have a chance of becoming part of this flow as it would help them boost traffic and attention. Let’s hope that many others do sign-up, though I admit, Spotify does rock.

    2. I totally agree with what you’re saying, from Facebook and non-Spotify fans point of view the more the better. I was just suggesting the popularity of Spotify could overshadow others, not least because it’s a great product. It’ll be crucial to see if Facebook can integrate all the services separately in a friendly platform, and more importantly keeping those services happy in doing so. Will the music tab act as an aggregator of all the services do you know?

  6. but don’t you think another site a new come up has been giving all this…

    http://wallhood.com

    A site which includes all the FB features and also includes music sharing, document sharing, articles, inline blogs, Forums and so much more. FB first took away the Polls idea from that site and now the Music one..

    anyways its always Wallhood, which inspired Facebook.

  7. Its all about the subscriptions. No ad revenue for Spotify, MOG, Kazaa, Rdio – just a warm introduction to tens of millions of potential subscribers. A small cut to Facebook that is in line or below their average SAC is a no brainer. The numbers must work better than App Store – Kazaa delayed its Apps work leading up to the Facebook Music launch and other talk is that Spotify $100m round was put on hold to FB deal confirmed.

  8. All they need is to acquire Moodagent (.com) and they have all features, mobile, social, geo-location AND know the exact mood the user’s in, at any exact moment, to lead the entire space in Music.

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