Twitter launches #Music service along with iPhone app
The much-rumored Twitter #Music service officially launched today, with the offering referring to music discovery and as the company states, is a “new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter”.
The service will monitor and use Twitter activity such as engagement and tweets to “detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists”. As such, if you’re into music, you might like how Twitter #Music highlights artists and their twitter activity. You’ll be able to check out artists profiles and which artists they follow, as well as tweet songs right from the app. Basically artists or people you follow on Twitter can tweet out songs which you can check out, using the #NowPlaying hashtag, and you can hear said songs.
iTunes will provide the previews to Twitter #Music, while Spotify or Rdio account holders can listen to full tracks and other music services will apparently be added in the future.
There will be three sources to Twitter #music: iTunes (which will provide the previews), Spotify or Rdio (account holders can listen to full tracks). Other music service providers will be added in the future.
Only currently available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand though. There’s no Android or Windows Phone app yet unfortunately but the web version is be available at music.twitter.com.