Facebook's big push into digital music could be a boon to music services, artists, and the fans, because it can provide the " connective tissue " that has been sorely missing from the industry for well over 10 years.
Microsoft's Zune promised us "The Social," but nobody bought the hardware and now it's gone . With Facebook music, people can share across different hardware, from different music services.
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According to investor Sean Parker, the goal of Facebook + Spotify etc. is to approximate the "Woah I can get everything my friends have" freedom of the original Napster within a legally-licensed service. In order for that to work, especially in the context of people paying $10 per month, it needs to be accurate across multiple services.
However, Facebook music is missing a reliable way for the people who use, say, Napster/Rhapsody  to share songs with people who prefer another service such as Spotify, Rdio, or YouTube.
Brian Whitman , co-founder and CTO of The Echo Nest , explains exactly how Facebook's inability to map music perfectly from one service to another affects music fans, with a few amusing examples mixed in for good measure, in a post called " Why Music ID Resolution Matters to Every Music Fan on Facebook ." (Disclosure: The Echo Nest publishes  Evolver.fm.)
This topic is near and dear to my heart, because I've been complaining about essentially the same thing  for years.
Read the post here .
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