Although the recent story of a Facebook Spotify music service was widely circulated around the web, it looks like the German site Simfy has beat Spotify to Facebook with a Facebook music player.
Simfy is a streaming music service with an embeddable music player that can be integrated into other web sites. The Simfy player will now be available for German, Austrian, and Swiss users with the intention of expanding into "other territories in the third quarter and offer the Facebook player to users in those countries as well," according to a press release. At the time of publishing, there was no response from Simfy on the use of their music player in the U.S. and how that could affect a Spotify U.S. launch.
"The Simfy Player is a very cool music app for all Facebook and Simfy fans. We're delighted to be one of the first international interactive music players on Facebook, making it just really easy for users to experience and discover music together with their friends," said CEO Gerrit Schumann.
Simfy.de will play host to over eight million songs, which they say are not only licensed by all of the major recording labels, but also independent labels as well.
Check out more about steaming music sites in the Spacelab Streaming Music Guide.