Facebook Music

Facebook Music is a feature of the social networking site Facebook that allows users to discover, listen, and share music with their friends and family. It is beneficial for musicians to have their music on Facebook as it can increase their visibility and fan base.

Facebook Music began in 2011 as a partnership with several music streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, and MOG. It allowed users to share their favorite songs and playlists on their Facebook profile and stream music directly from the social networking site. In 2015, Facebook launched Music Stories, a feature that allowed users to preview and purchase music directly from their news feed.

In 2020, Facebook launched its official music platform called Facebook Music, which enables artists to create and share music videos, live performances, and exclusive content with their fans. Facebook also added features like Lip Sync Live and Music Stickers to its platform, allowing users to add music to their posts and stories.

Controversies around Facebook Music include concerns over music licensing and copyright issues. In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with several music publishers over unauthorized use of copyrighted material on the platform. The company also faced backlash for its handling of music content during the Black Lives Matter protests, with several artists calling out Facebook for allowing hate speech and misinformation on the platform.

Facebook Music is available in most countries where Facebook is accessible. In India, Facebook Music is available to users who have access to Facebook and Instagram's music features.

Facebook Music and Instagram Music are not the same services, although they share some features like music stickers and the ability to add music to posts and stories. Facebook Music is focused on music content creation and sharing, while Instagram Music is more focused on music discovery and sharing.

Monetization on Facebook Music works through features like fan subscriptions, merchandise sales, and partnerships with music streaming services. Artists can also earn revenue through advertising revenue sharing and branded content partnerships.

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