Facebook offering hundreds of millions of dollars to license music

Facebook are still working out how to license music on their social media platform, so now they’re offering millions-and-millions of dollars to rights-holders. Since introducing videos on Facebook years ago they have notoriously been rife with unlicensed…

Spotify will now recommend you music in Facebook Messenger

Looking for some music to play with your friends? Spotify will give you suggestions within your messenger chats now. Facebook have just added a Spotify bot powered by their AI ‘M’ that will feature recommendations…

Facebook’s new video platform launches with 30+ shows

Facebook have finally made good on their word and launched a brand new video platform for original shows and videos – Facebook Watch. Facebook have unveiled ‘Watch’ a new video platform that is sure to…

It looks like Facebook are finally sorting out music copyright in their videos

Facebook and videos are a bad mix for copyright, but it seems like they might at least be sorting out music copyright issues. Since introducing videos to Facebook the platform has received a lot of…

Create Spotify playlists with your friends directly from Messenger now

You and your friends can now create Spotify playlists together without ever leaving your Messenger chat. Collaborative playlists just got a whole lot easier to create as Spotify have introduced shared creation into Messenger. Now…

MelodyVR raise £5m to build on their virtual reality music experiences

UK startup MelodyVR just closed a successfully large round of funding to enhance virtual reality experiences based around music. After a new funding round raised £5 million ($6.5 million) the UK-based startup wasted no time…

This band went from 3,000 to 100,000+ Facebook likes thanks to hackers

Can you imagine how infuriating it would be to have your band’s Facebook page entirely wiped and replaced with viral videos? Would 40 times the original likes after recovering it might soften the blow? This is…

Facebook Announces Spotify Music Bot for Facebook Messenger

Facebook has announced that Spotify has a bot for letting friends discover and share music directly in their chats. The Spotify bot will be able to serve up music recommendations based on mood, activity, or…

New hires at Facebook may see music copyrights finally fixed on the platform

7 adverts for positions in music have been posted for Facebook to “ensure a comprehensive music strategy” as copyright issues over music plague the social media platform. Facebook is currently rife with copyright issues as…

Universal are tearing down all cover song videos on Facebook

Want to tribute your favourite songs with your own cover version and share it with your friends? If you do, apparently you’re damaging a multi-billion dollar major record label… We all know how strict music copyright…