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Facebook to reveal music service this month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2011 15:28

Facebook to reveal music service this month CNBC is saying today that Facebook will launch a streaming music player, likely in partnership with MOG or Spotify.
Says CNBC's Jon Fortt:

Yes indeed, next month is going to be a big one for music. I'm hearing from someone familiar with the plans that Facebook will launch its long rumored music service at the F8 conference on September 22nd.

Now it seems likely that Facebook won't actually host the music, but will partner with others who do that. But Facebook to launch their platform at F8 on September 22nd.


BI speculates MOG will be the partner due to what their CEO recently said:

MOG, a subscription-based music streaming service, already has a strong relationship with Facebook. It uses Facebook's social graph to help subscribers discover new artists based on those their friends already "like" on Facebook.

No other music service has that kind of access to Facebook's social graph. MOG also has a new HTML5-based player that Hyman said could be easily integrated directly into Facebook.

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