Facebook Rumored to Announce Music Platform at f8

Sep 01, 2011

Facebook will likely announce the addition of a music platform, which will allow users to listen to music from within Facebook, at the f8 conference in San Francisco on Sept. 22. Speculation about a Facebook music platform has been circulating after possible coding for it was spotted in the code for its video chat platform.

Reportedly, Facebook does not intend to host or stream any music; instead, the service will rely on its partners to provide the music content. Three of the company's launch partners for the platform are Spotify, MOG, and Rdio. Facebook may also open the platform up for third-party developers as well. Facebook has become a platform for applications and games, and will now likely become a platform for music as well.