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Facebook Says “Give The Gift Of Music”

Facebook has been experimenting with virtual gifts and e-cards for several months and now music via LaLa is being added to the mix. In the U.S., according to Facebook:

image from "You now will be able to purchase songs as gifts for your friends. The "Music and MP3s" section of the Gift Shop, powered by, offers over 8 million songs for any music lover from artists such as Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Imogen Heap and even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Web songs are 1 credit each, while full, downloadable, and digital rights management-free (DRM) MP3s are 9 credits each."

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"Gift recipients can play their Web songs and MP3s from their Facebook News Feed and wall as frequently as they like, as well as from if they have an existing account or choose to sign up using Facebook Connect. MP3 recipients also have the added ability to download their songs and enjoy their gift on music players like iTunes and Windows Media Player. Other people who are able to see the music gift will only be able to play the song in full once, after which they will be able to play a 30-second clip."

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