Currently, Facebook is working on a new feature that will integrate a music service in the users’ home page. The companies serving the music to the users’ home page are Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, Slacker and Rdio.
The new music feature expected to be unveiled at the upcoming developers’ conference of Facebook. The event, which is going to start this coming September 22.
It is true that Facebook is now the biggest and the world’s popular social networking services, which has over 750 million users. Mark Zuckerberg wants to increase the amount of time that each user is spending on Facebook environment.
It is said that music is not the only strategy that Facebook will be implementing throughout the whole time, to improve the time that every member use their Facebook account. Facebook also ahs plans on working together with movie companies in the future.
Facebook wants to have a deeper connection with each member.
Despite the fact, that Facebook never admitted the music integration before, there are several blog that talks about the music integration that Facebook is planning. They even reported that there was an engineer, who manages to uncover the programming code for a Facebook product called ‘Vibes’ for music downloading.
Facebook could give the needed boost to its fledgling music streaming partners as they try to participate in a race in a digital music sector long conquered by Apple Inc’s iTunes’s download store. Apple is also preparing a streaming service called iTunes Match likely to be launched this coming fall.
Rhapsody, the largest subscription music company, has dominated the industry since it has around 800,000 paying users after almost 10 years of operation. The second largest in the United States believed to be Slacker, claiming more than 400,000 subscribers, while more recent start-ups like MOG and Rdio probably have less than the figure that Slacker has.
London-based Spotify that launched their service in the United States back in July has about 1 million paying subscribers as well as 10 million users registered to avail of the free access service across Europe. There is a belief that its early assimilation into Facebook’s platform benefited the company.
BandPage holds the title as the most popular music app on Facebook right now. The service has a feature where it enables the artist to sell their songs online. It holds around 250,000 artists account also includes 30 million active users each month.
Although all of the existing music services is ready for used on Facebook, the deeper assimilation it is going to enable Facebook users, who subscribes to a service. Such subscriber now has the can share songs, and playlists flawlessly with each other, and they could also see what their friends are listening to, and a lot more feature is available for them.