David Guetta Sells Music For Facebook Credits

Posted September 7

And you thought Facebook Credits were only good for playing Farmville and buying virtual teddy bears for your unwilling crush. David Guetta fans rejoice: The electronic music producer/DJ is now selling his tunes on the social network.

Inside Facebook reports that Guetta added an application to his Fan Page this week titled Nothing But The Beat, after the artist’s fifth studio album.

The app, developed by French marketing agency KRDS, lets Guetta fans listen to song previews, share clips via their newsfeeds and on the walls of pals, and buy songs using Facebook Credits. This development — we’ve reached out to Facebook to see if it’s the first of its kind — is certainly interesting in light of rumors that Facebook will launch a streaming music service this month. Still, MP3s on Facebook are much more costly than those on Amazon or iTunes (nearly $2 per song), so we’re not signing iTunes’s death warrant anytime soon.

In truth, Facebook Credits have been about much more than crops and whatnot — or whatever one does on FarmVille — for a while now. Bands like The Parlotones and Widespread Panic have started to host livestreamed concerts on the site in exchange for FB $$$ as well.

What do you think? Would you buy music via Facebook?