According to the latest news reports, we can look forward to music on Facebook later on this month. In its continued drive to dominate the social networking market, Facebook will be integrating a wide range of music services into its site. Names that have been mentioned include Spotify and Slacker, with Rdio and MOG also coming to the fore if reports are to be believed.
This is a major new step forward for the site and it remains to be seen how successful it is. The 22nd of September is the date of the official announcement, which will take place at the developer conference for Facebook.
It is understood that the social networking site will not host the music itself though. Instead, it will be provided by the companies mentioned above. This essentially means that Facebook will act as a go between, allowing its users to listen to their favourite music on the site instead of having to go elsewhere to do it.
There has been talk about such a move for some months now. Even today there is no firm news that Facebook will launch such a service, since they are keeping everything very hush hush. However, those in the know have said the announcement will be made at the conference, so it appears to be a very open secret.
It does however remain to be seen whether the service will be the big success that Facebook obviously hopes it will be. We shall be watching.