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In the midst of all of the changes announced at the Facebook conference (f8) yesterday, it is easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find what is relevant to you. As a music lover on Facebook, the apps are the most applicable change to your Facebook use. The following services launched their apps for the new Facebook at f8 yesterday; which ones are you most looking forward to?

Music:

  • Spotify
  • iHeartRadio
  • Earbits
  • Jelli
  • Rdio
  • Slacker
  • Songza

Spotify

Moderator Question: “When you look out five years with Spotify and with the music industry Daniel, what do you think is going to be the most interesting thing emerging?”

Daniel Ek: “Well, the most interesting thing really – as I already pointed out – more than half-a-billion people consume music now online.  What we want to do is move them back to a legal way of consuming music.

“Our belief really is that the music industry – if we put all those people together and we make them more engaged with music – we’re going to get them to pay for music again, and that’s ultimately going to lead to a world where artists are going to create even more brilliant music and experiment more, because they’ll have the time.

“What really destroys me today is that back in the old days – not that I was around – but you heard all these great stories of people that could spend a year or two in the studio, and they could afford to bring these 50 or 100… bands, orchestras… to record it.  These days, we don’t have that luxury.

“What I hope to do is to create this platform for music where people can enjoy it and engage with it, and that in turn will lead to the artist making more money.  And by doing that, it will create more interesting music for us to listen to.

“So, I think that it’s an ecosystem and that it goes around.  And that’s my hope and belief for the future.”

[Thanks to Digital Music News for the transcript!]

Rdio

Rdio is an official Facebook partner now, allowing users to click any Rdio Play button, and they will automatically have an account created for them.

 

Many media outlets are debating the pros and cons of Facebook Music, including if it will work at all. Check out some of the related articles to do further reading of your own. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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