Palo Alto, Calif. – Talks of Facebook planning to integrate Spotify’s music-streaming services with their social networking platform have resurfaced, GigaOm reported, citing sources close to the deal.
Such sources claim Spotify’s service will enable users to access a “music dashboard,” with a “music” option being added to Facebook’s left panel. The new features will allow Facebook users to share music, recommend songs and track what songs are being listened to by their friends. They will also be adding playback controls at the bottom of the page where users can listen to music while surfing the social-networking site.
According to CNET, which refers to an email it received from Spotify in May: “We’ve a good relationship with Facebook in that we have an integration [on Facebook]. We’re continuously working together to make the social experience on Spotify the best it can be.”
Spotify is not currently licensed to operate in the United States. However, it signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group covering the U.S., leaving only Warner Music among the four major record labels to have not yet approved the service for distribution in the U.S., All Things D reported, citing multiple sources.
http://tinyurl.com/6gpxmeb (All Things D)