Facebook intends to launch its long-rumored music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company’s launch partners, Mashable has learned.
The music and media platform will be announced at Facebook’s f8 developer conference on Sept. 22. It will allow users to listen to music from within Facebook.com. Evidence of Facebook’s music platformfirst surfaced in the code of Facebook’s video chat service.
According to two sources familiar with the matter, Facebook will not directly host or stream any music or media. Instead, it will rely on partners to provide the content. This is in contrast to Apple, Google and Amazon’s strategy of hosting music content on their servers.