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That’s around two songs each for Facebook’s roughly 750 million users.
Facebook announced the addition of streaming music to its website during f8, the company’s developer conference, which took place in late September.
At that time, we learned you would be able to listen to music directly on Facebook.com. The most important part of the new features, executives said, was the process of sharing our tastes and telling our friends about new songs and artists.
“Being able to click on someone’s music and play it is a great experience, but knowing that you helped a friend discover something new … is awesome,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the time.
In launching the new features, Facebook chose to partner with a slate of startups, including Spotify, MOG, Rdio, Rhapsody, Turntable, VEVO, Slacker, Songza, TuneIn, iheartradio, Deezer, Earbits, Jelli and Mixcloud.
Facebook now says that some of the biggest success stories coming out of the music integration are from those startups themselves, some of which have seen two to ten times as many active users as a result of streaming media on Facebook.com.
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