October 17, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Is Facebook the new MySpace? The answer might be yes, as far as music is concerned. Last month, we saw the debut of MySpace Music. Now there are rumors that Facebook wants to follow in the site’s footsteps.
According to The New York Post, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been talking to various streaming media sites, including Rhapsody, iMeem.com, iLike and Lala. Unlike the MySpace deal, which works in conjunction with four major record companies, Facebook is looking to outsource its sounds. In other words, they don’t want to deal with licenses or distribution.
Not really sure how this would change the current Facebook setup. Users can currently add music applications, which deliver the same type of service. Hopefully, a new deal would streamline things a bit, because frankly, I think the current Facebook music setup stinks.
Of course, everyone is just whispering about it at this point. Currently, none of the streaming companies or Facebook has commented.
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