Published on April 18th, 2013 | by Kim Stiglitz0
Twitter Music Makes Its Debut
In another announcement this week, Twitter revealed the release of 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.”
Fox News reports, ” the new music service will let people hear previews of songs, long into streaming services Rdio and Spotfiy, and “detect and surface” the most-discussed music and musicians on the Twitter site.”
Gizmodo goes on to say, “Four screens help organize your music discovery and sharing: Popular, Emerging, Suggested, and #NowPlaying. Popular is what’s trending, Emerging reveals “hidden talent”—though it’s not at all clear how they become unhidden—Suggested gives you, well, suggestions based on whom you follow, and #NowPlaying reveals the terrible music choices the people you follow are making, in real-time.”
Wondering where all the music comes from? Twitter’s blog states, “The songs on Twitter #music currently come from three sources: iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. By default, you will hear previews from iTunes when exploring music in the app. Subscribers to Rdio and Spotify can log in to their accounts to enjoy full tracks that are available in those respective catalogs. We will continue to explore and add other music service providers.”
Are you planning to try Twitter Music?
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