Doing a quick Google search turns up precisely no-one else who seems to have had this (to me, very obvious) idea.
But here are some thoughts:
- Spotify is trying to penetrate the US market
- Spotify has just recently announced that in order to sign up you have to have a Facebook account – a very odd thing to do, if you ask – well, anyone
- The GetSatisfaction page is awash with cross people and lukewarm, almost apologetic responses from Spotify employees. This looks very much like a “senior management handed this to us – we don’t like it either” kind of thing
- Facebook could if they wanted, and presumably the record labels would love it if they did
That’s it. A wild piece of speculation. What say you?