Facebook: “We Have No Plans to Launch a Streaming Service…”

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Facebook is now denying reports that they’re planning on launching an audio streaming service, saying they have “no plans”.  The report was originally leaked to Music Ally via confidential sources.

Recent news is certainly pointing in the direction of a streaming service.  News first surfaced that Facebook was negotiating with major labels, then Facebook released their video monetization strategy.  Then, news that Facebook was negotiating music video licensing surfaced, and finally, news of a streaming service leaked.

Keep in mind that company denials don’t necessarily mean anything. Remember when Apple said they weren’t going to shut down Beats Music?  Remember when Grooveshark said they would “NEVER DIE”?


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more: @nine_u

Image by Rolf Venema, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

9 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Wtf do you link to no less than 6 completely irrelevant DMN stories instead of the Billboard story?

    I’ll post the link in a comment below so it’ll probably show up tomorrow.

    For now, you can find the article if you google the headline “Facebook says it has ‘no plans’ to launch a music streaming service”.

        • Anonymous

          A decent news writer would link to the best sources of information for the readers – in this case, the billboard article – instead of desperately trying to promote the site.

          It has nothing to do with whether or not billboard has an exclusive.

          This is probably why information gets to billboard first: it’s respected as a news source, unlike dmn. Improve and maybe you’ll get information to write better stories.

          • Anonymous

            “billboard first: it’s respected as a news source, unlike dmn”

            Well, DMN is respected as a news source, too — but definitely not because of Nina. 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I’m another Anonymous, but I’m sure a lot of readers would’ve wanted a link to the actual source instead of 6 useless DMN-links…

        • Anonymous

          “Those six stories are highly relevant”

          Not even close.

          And any decent writer would’ve linked to Billboard.