Facebook is organizing its annual conference, F8, in two weeks from now. This event is used to lay out the vision for the next year by Facebook. According to many reports, it seems like that Facebook will be unveiling its new Music service at f8 conference. It is also being reported that Facebook is partnering with many music streaming companies like Spotify, MOG, Rdio, etc. It is also rumored that Amazon and maybe even Turntable.fm can also be involved in this new Facebook service. Initially, Facebook Music will feature only listening service but it is assumed that they bigger plans for this project.
Today, a very credible source reported that “scrobbling” will be a key aspect of this music service. This term was made popular by Last.fm initially, which means that when you listen to a song, it automatically gets sent to your profile. As it happens without asking the permission of the user every time, we can assume that there will be a way to turn this feature off. Or there might be some way to selectively share songs will be introduced in Facebook Music, but still, Scrobbling is said to be the key feature of this service.
If you are a Facebook user, then you must know that Facebook’s core feature is its feed and this “post music to profile” feature will not be that surprising at all. As this new music service will make Facebook feed more robust and can also become a prominent and biggest source of feed content.
Apparently, Facebook Music will also offer content resolution between all the music partners who are involved in this project. It means that, if you are a Rdio user, and put up a song on your profile, a MOG user can also access the full song by just a sing click on your profile. So, it is essential that you sign up for at least one of the major music service, Facebook is launching, to access most of the music content.
Content resolution plan looks like the most prominent feature of Facebook Music and it sure seems like that Facebook Music will get the popularity it deserves. It will unify the social music by providing ability to share music with your Facebook friends without worrying about different streaming services.
The source did not revealed the Facebook’s partners in this project other than Rdio, MOG and Spotify. Well, it is obvious that these three are the key parts of Facebook Music.
It is also rumored that Facebook will launch a standard music player, which will not be interrupted from browsing page to page within Facebook. It was previously reported that Facebook will launch a music dashboard which will be located at the bottom of Facebook page. But still its not confirm yet. Other news are also being heard which state that Facebook Music will also have ability to import songs to iTunes on your desktop. It’s just a speculation right now that Facebook’s Seattle based desktop software team is working on such project.
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