Facebook set to launch own music streaming service

Spotify chief designer makes move to Facebook service

Facebook to bring Spotify-esq music streaming to global market

Internet behemoth Facebook could be readying its own music streaming service as rumours fly following the move of Spotify’s chief designer, Rasmus Andersson, to the social networking service.

Confirming the move on his personal blog, Andersson said: "I believe Facebook is a very interesting entity which is changing the way we look at the internet in large. I’m thrilled and very happy to become a part of that.”

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With Spotify still yet to pen a deal in the US, Facebook’s acquisition of its chief designer could be a sign of the social networking site showing its hand and future plans for an inbuilt music streaming service. Andersson’s comments have only further fuelled speculation as he wrote: “For me, working with basic human needs (music, social interaction, etc) in an aspect where peoples lives are being improved, has always been the focus of my professional life, thus both Spotify and now Facebook.”

However, with Andersson set to start his employment with the San Francisco based Facebook in October, it could be a good while before any Facebook music streaming service surfaces.

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