Monday, April 22, 2013

Twitter Adds Music

Last week, Twitter announced a new stand-alone music streaming app, called #music.  The iPhone app will recommend and stream songs based on who users follow, as well as artists' recommendations.
 In a blog post, Twitter's engineers said the new service "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."
The actual songs will come from subscription streamers Rdio and Spotify, as well as Apple's iTunes store.   The service is currently available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.  No release date was provided for a native Android version of the app.

#music comes online four months after the launch of Twitter's video-sharing app, Vine, and is seen as part of Twitter's goal of becoming a multimedia hub for younger users.

Source -  Twitter launches music app to deepen multimedia offering, TheUSDaily

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