Facebook’s Dan Rose shared a big new stat in his keynote appearance this afternoon: 5bn songs have been shared on Facebook since it launched its new open graph in September 2011. That sharing has happened in more than 50 countries around the world.

“If you’re an artist and your content is not already on one of these services, make it available,” said Rose, who went on to talk about the impact Facebook is having on music.

“There’s a new currency that’s emerging in the music industry, which is how many people have shared a given song or a given artist on Facebook. This currency is going to become a new way that people talk about whether music is blowing up.”

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