The last few years in tech have ushered in music revolutions — we've seen physical media overshadowed by music downloads, the tribulations of file sharing, Radiohead's optionally-priced release of In Rainbows (and its implications), and finally, the Internet's distribution of new music. MySpace particularly gave unsigned, unknown acts the means to easily disperse their music into the ears of the young general public, and we've seen some pretty amazing overnight successes like Lily Allen and Panic At the Disco.
Facebook is now getting in on the action and adding Facebook Music for bands to post songs, sell merchandise, and sell their music through iTunes with one click.
It sounds a little more sophisticated than MySpace's current offerings, and I am a little irked at Facebook expanding more and more into the craziness that MySpace has spiraled into, but I have to applaud any Internet-grassroots opportunity for little bands to get heard. I have a few faves I first heard of on MySpace, Internet radio and Pandora — do you?