Facebook is rumored to announce its deal with the Sweden-based music streaming company Spotify in August at its annual developer conference f8.
It is said that Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg sought a deeper relationship with Spotify and other unnamed music service providers. Spotify users, however, can already connect with their Facebook buddies from the desktop program.
Some of these unnamed music services revealed that a new tab called Music will be added in the left-hand corner where Facebook lists friends, groups and photos. The tab will show up if a member has streamed music from one of the music partners of Facebook.
The rumor further said that clicking on that tab will open a new page called Music Dashboard. The Play/Pause button will appear at the same place which currently holds the chat icon. The button will act as a quick controller of the music, and will show information about the music.
The Music Dashboard will have features like Music Notifications which will show if your friends listened to the songs recommended by you, 'Recommended Songs', where the user will get a list of the songs that are heard and recommended to him, and Top Songs.
A happening now ticker in the upper-right corner will show what is happening in the user’s social and musical universe.
Services like Soundcloud, Pandora and iTunes are in contention, says Gizmodo.