Facebook is on its way to becoming a comprehensive resource for all users who come to the internet. Whether users want to interact with their friends, or find entertaining content, Facebook aims to provide that so that people don’t need to look for any other source. The social networking giant now plans to further expand by integrating music and videos into its site and allowing users to share their favourite content as comfortably as they share photos.
Facebook is in talks with various music companies, one of which is Spotify, in order to provide either a tab or a widget on their site in order to display a particular user’s favourite songs and enable friends to listen to them.
“Listening to music is something that people do with their friends,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends. I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built, and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social.” Mark Zuckerberg – New York Times
Netflix and Spotify are leading the race towards a whole new feature on Facebook that will create a revolution when it comes to interaction and media usage. Spotify already allows users to share links of their favourite songs with their Facebook and Twitter friends. However this new feature will allow users to simultaneously listen to songs with their Facebook friends.
Both companies believe that this association will definitely have a positive impact on the music industry and encourage smaller companies to provide value to the users by way of payment in form of online currency. Facebook and Spotify continue to remain tight-lipped on the integration but have hinted at a major development that will redefine the way users look at and adopt social media.