This is a perhaps a nice companion piece to Kevin Dettmar’s youtube rumination that I linked to earlier today. Via the Washington Post, techcrunch.com is reporting that Facebook is planning to push further into the brave new world of music-on-demand with a music service that will be provided by third-party sources like Spotify, Rdio, and MOG and fully integrated into the Facebook experience (which is to say, at least for some of us, fully integrated into our lives).
Facebook Music will also apparently offer content resolution between all the different music partners involved. This means that if you’re listening to Rdio and a track goes up on your profile, a MOG user can click on the track and still hear the exact same song in full. Essentially, you’ll only need to sign up for one of the major music services Facebook is launching with to be able to access most content (there undoubtedly will be some songs available on one service but not another, so it probably won’t be fully seamless, but I assume you’ll be able to hear previews regardless).
This matter of cross-platform compatibility will be interesting to monitor. Each provider will doubtless be interested in branding the user’s experience in the hopes of pulling the most subscribers. It’s a fascinating open market, with each music service trying to capitalize in a forum where feedback and criticism is already running at full throttle.