To ensure no one misses out on John Mayer ever again!
October 11, 2011 12:02 PM   Subscribe

What Facebook needs to do to make Facebook Music what it should be: notes on building one true catalog of music.
posted by yerfatma (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A "This isn't the song I wanted" button would probably be a good first step.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:14 PM on October 11, 2011

Man, the people that did the work importing all of the music from the Majors at MySpace would have a ton to say about this.
posted by flaterik at 12:19 PM on October 11, 2011

Musicbrainz would also seem to have some relevant experience to offer Facebook.
posted by immlass at 12:37 PM on October 11, 2011

One more reason to leave Facebook.
posted by Catblack at 2:12 PM on October 11, 2011

I cannot think of a worse fate: hearing something worse than John Mayer

*Rendered speechless with terror*
posted by yeloson at 2:48 PM on October 11, 2011

Interesting that Google Music doesn't appear to be trying to tackle this problem head-on. They have a playlist generator, which works reasonably well, but it's still based off your own library of music.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:51 PM on October 11, 2011

They don't want to create one true catalog of music. Facebook wants to use their platform to push the latest twangy-voiced manufactured star's shit down our throats. (See: Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato.)
posted by dunkadunc at 3:26 PM on October 11, 2011

They need to do it quickly. I miss how easy MySpace was. I tried to set up a Facebook page for my band and I ended up going through Roots Music via Bandpage via Soundcloud. MySpace Music was so EASY - soundclips, tour dates, everything. I discovered so many bands that way.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 4:34 PM on October 11, 2011

That's a Metafilter's Own, by the way.
posted by mkb at 5:55 PM on October 11, 2011

I love how technology and marketing have combined to make something as difficult and onerous as listening to music into something so simple and intuitive...

oh, wait...
posted by Thorzdad at 4:16 AM on October 12, 2011

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