Friday, April 12, 2013

Twitter's New Music App

Picture via Mashable

Today supposedly marks the day of the launch of Twitter's new "standalone music app". According to AllThingsD, the app will launch either today or this weekend during Coachella. The news got out when Ryan Seacrest tweeted that he had been playing around with the app:

We Are Hunted, a music discovery source, confirmed that Twitter had acquired the app and I cannot express how excited I am about it.

For someone who is always trying to stay up to date on the latest music and constatnly attached to their iPhone, this app is like a dream come true. AllThingsD has stated that the app will scan users' accounts and suggest tracks based on their findings. It will also take into consideration which artists are currently trending and new songs set to be released. It will then utilize a third-party service like iTunes or SoundCloud to get the music to the app user.

What I find most appealing about this app, however, is that it will take into consideration both what the public is listening to, as well as what my friends are listening to. Users are constantly tweeting about what they are currently listening to or about new songs, so it really was genius for Twitter to jump on this opportunity. This application is just another part of the effort Twitter is making towards being "an all inclusive media platform". FYI you don't need a Twitter account to use the app!

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