Report: R.E.M. Debuting Album On Facebook App iLike
March 10, 2008 at 5:40 AM (PT)
R.E.M. will debut "Accelerate," its newest album, via music site/FACEBOOK app ILIKE starting MARCH 24th, reports SILICON ALLEY INSIDER. WARNER MUSIC GROUP (WMG) won't start selling the album till APRIL 1st.
Plenty of bands have offered free streaming previews of their music before, but they're generally done through bigger outlets with more corporate backing. This is a nice belt-notch for ILIKE, which is in a bit of a push/pull with FACEBOOK over who's going to dominate that network's music offerings.