Facebook Will Launch Music Service
Today CNBC annouched that Facebook will launch their own music service. CNBC claims to have close relations with Facebook and that Facebook will launch this service on the 22nd of September during Facebook’s developers F8 conference in San Fransisco.
CNBC will not host the music themselves. For this they will use one of the currently available music services. Mashable suggests that Spotify, Mog and Rdio are in the race. Earlier this year Mashable compared the six most used music services.
Spotify seems to be holding the best set of cards. Spotify is a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service offering streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels. Spotify users can register either for free accounts supported by visual and radio-style advertising or for paid subscriptions without ads and with a range of extra features such as higher bitrate streams and offline access to music. A paid “Premium” subscription is required to use Spotify on mobile devices. Spotify has opened it’s services to the American people since July 2011.
Recently Apple said that they see Facebook as their biggest threat. If Facebook and Spotify team, this will have consequence for Apple’s iTunes.
Below an infographic showing all the pro’s and con’s per available music service. Enjoy