Facebook: Give 10-cent songs as gifts

If you’re fan of Facebook’s gift-giving feature which allows you to send gifts like birthday cakes and pints of beer to your friends, then you’ll like this one.

Confirmed today, Facebook is allowing friends to send 10-cent Web songs which can be streamed online, and 90-cent songs which can be downloaded as gifts from online retailer Lala.

“Instead of just selling an MP3, we’re selling an event for someone,” Lala co-founder Bill Nguyen told The Associated Press.

How do you do this? You can buy credits worth 10 cents each using your credit card.

Of course, those 90-cent songs will be of higher quality than those 10-cent streaming songs so if you don’t want your friend to think you’re holding out on her, better shell out a few more cents ;). And don’t worry about running out of songs coz you’ll have over 8 million songs from all major recording companies as well as independent labels to choose from.

The feature which will be available starting tomorrow afternoon will only be available in the U.S. A limited group of Facebook users will first be able to use it (perhaps for more testing?) and then later on, will be available to all U.S. Facebook users.

Source: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20091021/ap_on_hi_te/us_facebook_lala

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