Facebook to ban bands from sharing their music?

From the 1st of October, you will not be able to share your music on Facebook. You could also have your band page deleted and banned. That’s according to an article by Loudwire published yesterday Sept 12, 2020. It goes on to say that “Facebook is taking steps to limit the ability of bands to promote videos that will “create a music listening experience for yourself or for others”. Understandably many musicians were angered by this and worried that their Facebook pages would be rendered useless. But the truth is that this is not the case. Facebook are targeting users who post unauthorised copyright content and in an interview with reknowned music magazine NME they moved quickly to clarify their intentions. The rules have also been in place for 2 years and are meant to “balance our commitment to supporting musical expression on our platforms with also ensuring we uphold our agreements with rights holders, which remains unchanged.” So relax everyone Facebook is not banning music nor are they going to delete band pages for sharing bands own music.