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Facebook and Spotify Deal Could Bring Users Simulataneous Music Listening Experience

Facebook and Spotify Deal Could Bring Users Simultaneous Music Listening Experience

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
May 26, 2011

Facebook and Spotify look to be making a deal on a streaming music service that could be called either Facebook Music or Spotify on Facebook, and could be launching in the next few weeks.

Although the internet is currently speculating whether this is a rumor or true, the story originally came from Forbes, a credible new source. They claim that the Spotify Facebook service is being tested right now, and would allow Facebook users to listen to a song simultaneously, in real time, as a shared music experience. They'd have the full run of the Spotify streaming music service inside of the FaceBook tent, to keep FaceBook users "inside the compound."

This type of Spotify - Facebook arrangement would be consistent with deals Facebook has done with others like FarmVille video game maker Zynga. Facebook has also worked with partners like Warner Bros.in the past to provide streaming movie and video services. It appears that Facebook doesn't want to build these services themselves, but rather offer them from third parties to Facebook users. If you have a FaceBook account, don't forget that you're not the customer,you're the product, and you're being sold to advertisers. Deals with Spotify and Zynga are just there to keep you hanging around.

Tags: Spotify, Facebook, Digital Music News
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