Report: Facebook To Roll Out New Music Features

Written by Michael Lambarde on Sep. 01, 2011

There were rumors earlier this year that social media giant Facebook had planned to launch a music platform and now the rumor is once again alive. CNBC reports that Facebook will be announcing the rolling out of the new service at the upcoming f8 conferences at the end of September.

Services like mobile-favorite Pandora, MOG and the newly-launched Spotify may be among the already existing services that Facebook may partner up with, the report says.

Facebook is not commenting on the reports. A spokesperson said that “there’s nothing new to announce.” They added, “many of the most popular music services around the world are integrated with Facebook and we’re constantly talking to our partners about ways to improve these integrations.”

A report by Reuters notes that the features will enable users who uses the service to share songs and playlists with their friends. In addition, friends of those using the service will be able to know what songs they are listening to.

Facebook, which currently has over 750 million users, is reportedly looking for a way for users to spend an even longer amount of time on the social media website and the feeling is that adding music services may do it. In the process, it unravels yet another feature that may attract even more users and keep others interested in the social media juggernaut.

There also reports that suggest that Facebook is also looking to roll out new services that will enable its users to watch movies and play video games, according to people familiar with the matter.