eMusic Gets More Social Via Facebook Connect
Do fans want to connect around music on generalized social networking sites or would they rather get more social via their favorite music sites? There is no one sized fits all answer, but eMusic is making its first moves to connect the two worlds with the integration of Facebook Connect.
When eMusic subscribers login using Facebook Connect, they are able to publish their eMusic activities back on Facebook. Subscribers can post album ratings, reviews, album and artist links to their Facebook Profile, which also appear on their friends’ News Feeds. This can be done with the simple click of a button from various album and artist pages on eMusic.
“Back in the day of the corner music store, word-of-mouth was one of the best ways to find out about new music,” said Deirdre Stone, eMusic SVP of Product Development. “Facebook is the modern day equivalent and we want to empower the eMusic community to engage in this way."
New Free Daily Download Widget
eMusic also has added a Free Daily Download Widget, which is now available for installation on Facebook, blogs and other websites. The Daily Download Widget delivers a free music download 365 days a year, in the MP3 format spanning every musical genre available on eMusic.