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eMusic Gets More Social Via Facebook Connect

image from routenote.com 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.

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  1. This is a great idea, guys. Very few people go to a record store or browse through iTunes and pick a random album to purchase. Music selections are almost made via word of mouth. If this program is user-friendly, it will do very well… but as we know, that is key with social media sites.
    Good luck to eMusic!

  2. We’re integrating the Facebook connect option into Supernova.com ‘s music discovery site for this very reason… not only can we then give our users free downloads and updates more easily via Facebook, but the bands / artists / fans can also import their data to Supernova.com ‘s band profile pages.
    This will greatly help our industry community members when looking for artists to book and/or promote… looking forward to getting more artists connect via the new FBconnect tools!

  3. We’re integrating the Facebook connect option into Supernova.com ‘s music discovery site for this very reason… not only can we then give our users free downloads and updates more easily via Facebook, but the bands / artists / fans can also import their data to Supernova.com ‘s band profile pages.
    This will greatly help our industry community members when looking for artists to book and/or promote… looking forward to getting more artists connect via the new FBconnect tools!

  4. I firmly believe that word of mouth through social networking technology is the future of music discovery. So this is definitely a step in the right direction in my book.
    A service like this gets better as more people use it so getting a critical mass of adoption is going to be key.
    Further on the adoption issue, I think in the future these kinds of social networking music recommendation tools are going to have to become “cross platform compatible” to become truly mainstream.
    What I mean by this is that data about what music you are listening to and recommending can come from all of your listening platforms (eMusic, spotify, myspace, personal MP3 collection, etc) into a unified stream which is then disseminated to your social network.
    Now, if only any of these only services were available in my country… 🙁

  5. Good to see that eMusic has integrated Facebook Connect to enable users to share their site activities with their friends on Facebook. This is a great way for them to create referral traffic to their site and promote their content through word of mouth marketing. At JanRain, our RPX solution (http://rpxnow.com) enables social publishing to Facebook in addition to Twitter, MySpace and Yahoo!, helping websites expand their reach across multiple social networks.
    Jonathan Kuipers
    JanRain

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