There have been rumours for a while that Twitter were going to enter the music game and will launch an iOS App that does just that. Well, today it’s come true. A new music service called #Music is becoming available today via the web and an iPhone app.
So, what does it actually do? Well it does what you’d think a music app made by Twitter would do – it helps you find music that’s popular on Twitter and find music based on the musicians that you follow. Pretty smart, right? The app is pretty simple and has only 4 pages which you swipe between.
ABC News got a sneak peek at the app and this is how they describe it;
The Popular page shows you new music that’s trending across Twitter while the Emerging tab shows “hidden talent found in tweets.” While those two parts feed you information about what the collective Twitterverse is jamming to, the last two focus on who you follow and your personal music taste.
The Suggested tab shows artists you might like based on the artists you follow on the service and who they follow. And finally the #NowPlaying tab shows songs your friends are listening to or tweeting about. For instance, if your friend tweets that they are listening to a song by Justin Bieber, that song will show up on that page.
It gets better – Twitter has integrated various music services into the app such as iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. With iTunes you’ll only hear the preview of the track, but if you have a Spotify or Rdio account and you log in, in the app you’ll be able to hear the full tracks in the app.
Twitter made the announcement on popular American TV show Good Morning America today, stating that it’ll be available for users in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for now with more countries to be added in future.
Today, we’re releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.
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Source: ABC News