Facebook will allow you to add clips of your favorite songs to your profile

Facebook will allow you to add clips of your favorite songs to your profile
Facebook will allow your friends to learn about you by streaming clips of your favorite songs from your profile. It is a throwback to Myspace Music. You can choose tracks to add to a renewed Music section of your profile; that now plays songs instead of showing the artists you like; and you can place your favorites at the top of your profile. The feature will be released in selected countries later this year.

While friends may not be able to listen to the full song to see how you express yourself, they may see a video that accompanies and collects photos of artists and albums, such as an algorithmic music video. Facebook could eventually establish a broadcast partnership with companies such as Spotify to allow the transmission of full songs.

The new Music section of the profile comes along with the release of two previously tested features. These are based on music licenses recently acquired on Facebook from the major record labels.

Lip Sync Live

The Lip Sync Live Musical.ly-esque feature of Facebook has now been extended to all users in many countries; and today it opens in Pages for artists to introduce themselves and connect with fans. Lip Sync Live allows you to transmit a video stream by singing or dancing a popular song that you have chosen. And to facilitate the singing, Facebook is beginning to add lyrics to Lip Sync Live, starting with hits like "New Rules" by Dua Lupa, "Better" by Khalid and "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5.

Facebook Music for Stories and Feed

Facebook is finally developing its soundtrack feature for Stories. It is now available on Android in Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

This allows you to choose from a catalog of songs. Also choose the section of the track you want and superimpose on a story. You can also share these clips in your news feed. Facebook began testing Music Stories in recent months after its launch on Instagram in June.
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What began as licensing agreements to ensure that user videos are not removed for copyright infringement if they had added a soundtrack or songs in the background, has now become music features throughout the application. Facebook clearly sees this as a way to deepen engagement; especially with the elusive teenage audience that is leaking to applications like Snapchat that lack the same licenses.

Music is also such a central form that people express themselves. The famous dating app Raya, whose operations director Jared Morgenstern worked on Facebook for years, allows users to choose soundtracks for slideshows of their photos.

It's almost surprising that Facebook has never acquired an audio application like Spotify in its infancy, or later. But now, through licensing agreements, you can get much of the social benefit of music without having to buy or build a full streaming music service.

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