Artists love sharing videos of fans singing songs that they have released, the down side to that interaction, the fact the artist does not get paid, well that could soon change, on Facebook and Instagram anyway.
‘Facebook’s Got Talent’? Sing to your heart’s content and compete against others.
Following years of successful licensing negotiations with major rights owners, including labels, publishers, and indies, Facebook has started testing a bevy of brand-new music features.
Sound Collection allows users to insert audio clips into Facebook and Instagram videos, including “songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country and more.”
Lip Sync Live lets users pick popular songs and lip sync along to it. They can select a song from hundreds available, including Top 40 hits, add a description, and start lip syncing. Several months ago. Independent researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered Facebook’s new plans for fans who love to sing along with their favorite songs.
Don’t expect Facebook to stop there, however. The company will soon release a new feature called ‘Talent Show.’
It appears Facebook is working on "Talent Show". It has "audition" and "stage". The auditions seems to be loaded as videos.
Previously Facebook Trivia Games, and now Talent Show? pic.twitter.com/1LYbtlBk6u
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) July 28, 2018
Here’s how Talent Show works. Users pick a popular song, record their singing audition, and submit the video for review. Wong discovered Facebook Talent Show and Instagram Music Stickers source the music from submissions by record labels through the platform’s Rights Manager. Meaning artists get paid!
Labels use the Rights Manager to track copyrighted track usage.
She added that the feature feels “like a cross between Musical.ly and Fifteen Million Merits from Black Mirror.” Yet, just as with its recently-announced Gameshows feature, Talent Show will likely be restricted to Facebook Pages.
As with other features, Facebook has yet to comment on Wong’s discovery. Yet, with the code already existing within the mobile app, expect Talent Show to roll out soon.