Consuming music in a Facebook-friendly world

September 27, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Facebook recently announced that it was teaming up with music streaming service, Spotify.

Spotify hit American shores in early summer but the streaming music service really hit the spotlight when it recently teamed up with social network giant Facebook. Spotify, which gives users access to more than 15 million songs, is free but different subscription rates provide users with more music and less commercials. So, is it as good a deal for music lovers as it sounds? And what does it mean for musicians and the music industry?  The A.V. Club’s music editor, Steven Hyden, joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss.