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Facebook Announces New Music Platform Details

September 22, 2011  |  4:16pm
Facebook Announces New Music Platform Details

At the f8 conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a number of overhauls to the popular social networking site. Aside from the new profile design, Facebook’s new music platform is one of the more exciting features announced in the update.

The new music feature will work with Facebook’s new Ticker system, which gives you a light summary of the Facebook activity happening around you. According to a report from the Huffington Post, when a friend is listening to a song it will appear in your Ticker, in which you can join along listening and commenting by simply clicking on it. Through partnerships with Spotify and Rdio, all this will happen seamlessly within Facebook.

“Rdio, like Facebook, was built from the ground up as a social service so this integration is a natural fit for us,” Rdio CEO Drew Larner said in a statement. “Music has always been a social experience and Rdio has built the best social music discovery service. By combining our social DNA with the expansive reach of the world’s largest social network, we’ve made it even easier for consumers to use Rdio to discover music and share it instantly with their Facebook friends.”

“Being able to click on someone’s music and play it is a great experience, but knowing that you helped a friend discover something new, and that you have the same taste in music, is awesome,” Zuckerberg also said.

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