Facebook Looks To Online Music Services For Future Integration
The Social Network is on the hunt for a music platform to incorporate itself into to provide a social music experience for its users.
The social activity of listening to music and sharing it with friends is something the networking giant, Facebook, is very interested in. Said to be the main focus of its 2011 developers conference, it has been in talks with many online music services, including Spotify, about integration. Some of the possible music features it plans to launch include a dedicated page showing all the songs you’ve listened to and your top tracks, a persistent playback/pause button that lets you see what is playing and control the music, and a new Music tab added to the left-hand column, which opens the Music Dashboard.
The Dashboard itself has a number of social features. There will be a list of recommended songs from your friends and you will receive notifications when your friends have listened to songs you’ve recommended them. Your friends’ top songs, albums and their recent listens will be displayed and a “Happening now” ticker will keep you up-to-date with what all your friends are listening to right now.