The jungle drums continue to beat for Facebook’s upcoming music initiative, which is expected to be unveiled at its f8 conference on 22 September. Separate reports on CNBC and Mashable both reiterate that rumour, but also have more speculation on which music services will be on board. As expected, Facebook won’t be hosting or streaming music itself, but will instead work with partner services to tie them more tightly into its website. Mashable tips Spotify, Rdio and Mog as three of the launch partners, while CNBC cites Spotify, Mog and Pandora. If the way Facebook deals with games is any guide, the platform will be opened up to other music services too – although whether that will happen from launch remains to be seen.
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