Facebook Signs Agreement with Universal that Will Let Users Post Licensed Music and Videos
Facebook today said it has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group that will give users of the social network new access to music and video content owned by Universal. Specifically, people "will be able to upload videos that contain licensed music and personalize their music experiences on Facebook, Instagram and Oculus, while sharing videos with friends and family." The company said the agreement will eventually include access to Universal's vast music library across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus. Beyond the ability to use Universal's music in posts, Facebook says companies and artists will be able to explore new ways of interacting with fans. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Facebook didn't say how soon these new music-based features might begin to roll out.
Facebook Integrating Song Samples from iTunes and Spotify
Facebook today announced a change to its iOS app that it hopes will help people discover more music. Facebook users will now be able to share Music Stories, which are 30-second snippets from shared songs or albums.
Apple Music for Android Adds Music Videos
Apple recently updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform and added access to music videos. Apple says thousands of music videos are now available to Android users, allowing subscribers to browse through new videos or search for specific songs or artists.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Deezer Releases Universal App for Windows 10
Deezer today made a new beta app available to Windows devices. The universal app works on Windows 10 for smartphones, tablets, and PCs and, says Deezer, delivers a more seamless experience across form factors.