ReutersAug 01, 2020 01:16:24 IST
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc
The social media giant is expected to announce partnerships with three of music world's biggest labels, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment <6758.T> and Warner Music Group
Universal as a group is home to Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, among others, while Sony's big names include Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keyes. All three boast a host of back catalogues.
Bloomberg reported in December that Facebook was looking to acquire rights to music videos from major record labels to boost its Watch video service, while TechCrunch earlier this month said that it could launch licensed music videos in the United States in August.
Facebook, Sony, Universal Music and Warner Music Group did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for a comment.
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(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)
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