Social networking giant Facebook is now re-developing the Web site to make it a center for listening to music, watching movies and playing games. The company is apparently putting finishing touches to the new features on user’s home pages.
The new features, according to sources that are familiar with the company’s future plans, will integrate music services from partners like Spotify, Slacker, Rdio, MOG and Rhapsody.
They are working on a platform for music where the goal is to create a connective tissue for fans, a person familiar with the talks, who asked not to be named as the plans are confidential, told Reuters.
Facebook, currently, boasts more than 750 million users, but is looking forward to increasing the amount of time users spend in the Facebook environment, according to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg.
London-based music service company Spotify, which launched in the U.S. in July, now has more than 1 million paying subscribers and another 10 million users registered to its free access service across Europe. Spotify is believed to have partly benefited from its early incorporation into Facebook.
The deeper integration of these music services is believed to enable Facebook users, who are subscribers to a service, to share songs and playlists effortlessly with each other and to see what friends are listening to, and much more, according to a Reuters report.
The most popular music app on Facebook, BandPage, which is a service from RootMusic, enables artists to market their songs, videos and tour dates. The service has over 250,000 artists and 30 million active monthly users. BandPage raised $16 million in Series B funding last month.
Although Facebook was not immediately available for comment, the music platform is expected to be unveiled at Facebook's developer conference on Sept. 22, Reuters reported.