Facebook denies rumors about launching its music service

    Yesterday, a number of specialized and news media reported ( lenta.ru , ixbt.com ) about Facebook's plans to launch its streaming music service. The source of information was the music blog MusicAlly , which traditionally referred to its own unnamed sources on a social network for such posts. It was alleged that the service is being tested, negotiations are underway with copyright holders, and the launch will take place in the coming months.

    Today, TheVerge denied this information to reporters of the technology blog TheVergerepresentative of the social network. He said that "his company has no plans to launch music streaming." True, as in the case of MusicAlly, specific names or official statements from the press service of Facebook are not given. It is possible that representatives of the social network simply do not comment on market rumors. Earlier, TheVerge itself reported that Facebook was negotiating with music labels, but without specifying the purpose of such negotiations.

    Most recently, streaming broadcasting service launched Apple immediately in a hundred countries, including Russia and Ukraine. The Apple Music mobile app provides unlimited legal access to over 30 million tracks (There are no The Beatles songs), Beats 1 radio station with DJs from Los Angeles, New York and London, and the Connect social network, where you can follow the work of musicians . Access to the service for the first three months is free, then Russian Apple Music users will need to pay a subscription worth 169 rubles.

    It was reported that for the first three months of free music streaming, artists will not receive any deductions for listening, but the famous pop singer Taylor Swift insistedon the fact that Apple still made payments during this time. She, in support of independent performers, refused to post her popular album “1989” on the service, saying that “... Apple has enough money to cover the costs associated with the action.” The company went to meet the singer.

    On July 6 this year, Microsoft officially renamed the Xbox Music service to Groove and announced that it will be integrated into Windows 10. It, like Apple Music, will provide music streaming services. The cost of access to the library of 40 million tracks will be $ 10 per month or $ 100 per year with the possibility of offline access. OneDrive will be used as cloud storage, and clients for iOS and Android are also promised.

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