Spotify now requiring Facebook account?

Spotify: Can you sign up for Spotify without Facebook?

Answer supposedly comes from a Spotify employee, stating that you will need a Facebook account to sign up for Spotify from this point forward. If true, this is completely and totally ridiculous. There are those people who do not want to use Facebook, or at least don’t want to connect everything they do to their Facebook account.

I hope that this doesn’t turn into some kind of precedent for other web properties.

Also, how long until Facebook just gobbles up Spotify as their own “Facebook Music” service?